Esplanade Presents National Theatre Live – Leopoldstadt
Filmed live on stage in London’s West End, this masterpiece should not be missed.
Regarded as “Britain’s greatest living playwright” (Times), Tony and Academy Award-winner Tom Stoppard’s critically acclaimed 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.
Fri, 22 Apr 2022 - Sat, 23 Apr 2022
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM