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National Theatre Live: : Leopoldstadt (cert 12a)

National Theatre Live

Thursday 25 June, 7pm

Approx running time: 180 mins (tbc)

A new play by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Patrick Marber

Regarded as 'Britain's greatest living playwright' (Times), Academy and Tony Award-winner Tom Stoppard's critically acclaimed new play Leopoldstadtis 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.

National Theatre Live is the National Theatre's ground-breaking project to broadcast world-class theatre across the UK and internationally. For more information about NT Live please visit http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/about-us

Price

  • Standard £15
  • Student £12

Bring a group of 10 people and one person can go free.

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