Tom Stoppard’s Olivier Award-winning BEST NEW PLAY Leopoldstadt ended at the Wyndham’s Theatre 30 Oct 2021

Tom Stoppard’s Olivier Award-winning BEST NEW PLAY returns to the Wyndham’s Theatre for a strictly limited season.

LEOPOLDSTADT – the Olivier Award-winning new ‘masterwork’ (Evening Standard) by Tom Stoppard opened to overwhelming critical acclaim and sold-out performances in 2020 & 2021.

 

At the beginning of the 20th Century, Leopoldstadt was the old, crowded Jewish quarter of Vienna. But Hermann Merz, a manufacturer and baptised Jew married to Catholic Gretl, has moved up in the world. Gathered in the Merz apartment in a fashionable part of the city, Hermann’s extended family are at the heart of Tom Stoppard’s epic yet intimate drama. By the time we have taken leave of them, Austria has passed through the convulsions of war, revolution, impoverishment, annexation by Nazi Germany and – for Austrian Jews – the Holocaust in which 65,000 of them were murdered. It is for the survivors to pass on a story which hasn’t ended yet.

THE LEGEND RETURNS

Leopoldstadt West End Play Tom StoppardAcclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard tells Sarah Crompton how a journey to discover more about his Czech roots led to the creation of his highly anticipated new drama Leopoldstadt, Stoppard’s first new play in five years.

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PATRICK'S DAY

Leopoldstadt West End Play Patrick Marber Patrick Marber talks to Rachel Cooke about how he got the chance to direct Tom Stoppard’s hugely anticipated play, Leopoldstadt, and why he’s at his happiest when combining writing and directing.

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