NT Live: Leopoldstadt

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A group of actors perform on stage in NT lives screening of 'Leopoldstadt'
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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 is magnificent" (Independent) and should not be missed

Director: Patrick Marber

4 Stars

‘Tom Stoppard’s new masterwork is an early contender for play of the year.’

Nick Curtis, Evening Standard

what to expect

With state-of-the-art filming techniques, tailored to every play, National Theatre Live brings you each performance as it happens, in all its glory. From close-ups that capture every flicker of emotion, to sweeping wide shots of the stage.

You’ll have the best seats in the house.