Leopoldstadt


Tom Stoppard's new play, directed by Patrick Marber, is an intimate drama with an epic sweep; the story of a family who made good.
Leopoldstadt at Wyndham's Theatre

Image courtesy Sonia Friedman Productions


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Wyndham's Theatre
Starts: Saturday 25 January 2020
Closes: Saturday 16 May 2020
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Synopsis


Vienna in 1900 was the most vibrant city in Europe, humming with artistic and intellectual excitement and a genius for enjoying life.


A tenth of the population were Jews.


A generation earlier they had been granted full civil rights by the Emperor, Franz Josef.


Consequently, hundreds of thousands had fled from the Pale and the pogroms in the East and many found sanctuary in the crowded tenements of the old Jewish quarter, Leopoldstadt.


Tom Stoppard's new play, directed by Patrick Marber, is an intimate drama with an epic sweep; the story of a family who made good.


"My grandfather wore a caftan," says Hermann, a factory owner, "My father went to the opera in a top hat, and I have the singers to dinner."


It was not to last.


Half a century later, this family, like millions of others, has re-discovered what it means to be Jewish in the first half of the 20th century.


LEOPOLDSTADT is a passionate drama of love, family and endurance.


It is Stoppard's most humane and heart-breaking play.


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Dates


Previews from:Saturday 25 January 2020

Closes:Saturday 16 May 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Thursday - 2-30pm (from 20 Feb)

Saturday - 2-30pm


Tickets


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CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE:

Tuesday 17th March 2020: 7.30pm


AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE:

Tuesday 24th March 2020: 7.30pm


Creatives


Author: Tom Stoppard
Director: Patrick Marber
Production: Sonia Friedman Productions

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