National Theatre: Leopoldstadt
We will be showing Tom Stoppard’s new play Leopoldstadt filmed live at The Wyndham’s Theatre on Thursday 25th June at 7.00pm.
Regarded as ‘Britain’s greatest living playwright’ (The Times), Academy and Tony 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.
Doors open 30 minutes before the performance commences. Please arrive in plenty of time to register and, if you wish, order interval drinks.
For booking information please go here
★★★★★ ‘Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece. Magnificent.’ Independent
★★★★★ ‘Tom Stoppard’s new masterwork is an early contender for play of the year.’ Evening Standard
★★★★★ ‘Tom Stoppard delivers an unforgettable play from the heart.’ Telegraph
★★★★★ ‘Devastatingly moving’ Jewish Chronicle
★★★★★ ‘Stoppard’s back at his most personal. A glittering triumph.’ Daily Mail
★★★★★ ‘Breathtaking, the work of a master’ Time Out
★★★★★ ‘Adrian Scarborough has never been better.’ Independent
|Cast and Creatives|
|Hermann Merz: Adrian Scarborough|
Gretl Merz: Faye Castelow
Nathan Merz: Sebastian Armesto
Leo Merz: Luke Thallon
|Playwright: Tom Stoppard|
Director: Patrick Marber
Costume Designer: Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Set Design: Richard Hudson
Sound Design & Original Music: Adam Cork