about this event
A new play
by Tom Stoppard
by Patrick Marber
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
Filmed live on stage in London’s
West End, ‘Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece is magnificent’ (Independent) and should not be missed.
Running Time: 140 mins approx (no interval)