Academy and Tony Award winner Tom Stoppard’s critically acclaimed new play 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.
A company of 40 actors represent each generation of the Merz family in this epic but intimate play, which follows their story across half a century, passing through the convulsions of war, revolution, impoverishment, annexation by Nazi Germany and the Holocaust.
Filmed in front of a live audience in London’s West End.