Leopoldstadt - West End
Starting at £23
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.
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.
Monday: 7:30 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 pm
Thursday: 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Friday: 7:30 pm
Saturday: 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm
(Leicester Square) Charing Cross Road
Leopoldstadt West End Cast
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by Marianka Swain - February 13, 2020
Tom Stoppard's latest - and possibly final - play has few of the dramatic hallmarks you might expect from him: the dazzling linguistic flourishes, the formal trickery, the knotty metaphors and giddy metatheatricality. Instead, we have a relatively straightforward, linear piece, initially overburdened by information, but with an immense accumulative power that leaves audiences awed and tearful.
by Review Roundups - February 12, 2020
Tom Stoppard's Leopoldstadt opens tonight at the Wyndham's Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - February 10, 2020
Tom Stoppard's Leopoldstadt, directed by Patrick Marber and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, continues at the Wyndham's Theatre until 13 June 2020.
by BWW News Desk - February 9, 2020
According to The Guardian, Sir Tom Stoppard may have written his last play. Britain's most celebrated living playwright opens Leopoldstadt in London's West End on 12 February. But he believes that this is all for him.