Leopoldstadt

Wyndham's Theatre, London

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  • Vienna in 1900 was the most vibrant city in Europe, humming with artistic and intellectual excitement and a genius for enjoying life. A tenth of the population were Jews. A generation earlier they had been granted full civil rights by the Emperor, Franz Josef. Consequently, hundreds of thousands had fled from the Pale and the pogroms in the East and many found sanctuary in the crowded tenements of the old Jewish quarter, Leopoldstadt.

    Tom Stoppard's new play, directed by Patrick Marber, is an intimate drama with an epic sweep; the story of a family who made good. "My grandfather wore a caftan," says Hermann, a factory owner, "My father went to the opera in a top hat, and I have the singers to dinner."

    It was not to last. Half a century later, this family, like millions of others, has re-discovered what it means to be Jewish in the first half of the 20th century.

    LEOPOLDSTADT is a passionate drama of love, family and endurance. It is Stoppard's most humane and heart-breaking play.

    Important Information


    BOOKING PERIOD: 25 January - 13 June 2020
    PERFORMANCE TIMES: Monday - Saturday: 7:30pm, Thursday (from 20th February) & Saturday: 2.30pm
    RUNNING TIME: TBC
    PLEASE NOTE: A £1.25 restoration levy (collected on behalf of the theatre) appears as part of the ticket cost.
    AGE RESTRICTION: TBC 
    VENUE: Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Rd, Covent Garden, London WC2H 0DA

     

     

    Leopoldstadt - In conversation with Patrick Marber and Tom Stoppard

     

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What people are saying about Leopoldstadt

Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Play for Years! Wonderful in every way - out-standing acting, superb staging, excellent special effects. Very moving and emotional and a superb creation all round. The play is a masterpiece and given an overall production that justifies its brilliance. A simply marvellous theatre experience.
Date published: 2020-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Leopoldstadt premiere of the year Stoppards new play is a triumph: a timely reminder of the horrors of the holocaust & how it tore families apart and scattered them to the winds. Deeply moving with moments of dark humour there is a flavour of Stoppards own life history though it is not autobiographical in any true sense. A stirring warning of the dangers of creeping antisemitism brilliantly executed....
Date published: 2020-01-26
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