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NT Recorded Live: Leopoldstadt

NT Recorded Live: Leopoldstadt

Tom Stoppard’s Olivier Award-winning new play Leopoldstadt is a passionate drama of love, family, and endurance.

At the beginning of the 20th century, Leopoldstadt was the old, crowded Jewish quarter of Vienna, Austria. But Hermann Merz, a factory owner, and baptised Jew now married to Catholic Gretl, has moved up in the world.

We follow his family’s story across half a century, passing through the convulsions of war, revolution, impoverishment, annexation by Nazi Germany, and the Holocaust. A company of 40 actors represent each generation of the family in this epic, but intimate play.

Filmed live on stage in London’s West End.

‘Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece. Magnificent’ The Independent ★★★★★

‘Tom Stoppard’s new masterwork is an early contender for play of the year’ The Evening Standard ★★★★

‘Breathtaking, the work of a master’ Time Out ★★★★

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