Tom Stoppard’s Olivier Award-winning BEST NEW PLAY returns to the Wyndham’s Theatre for 12 weeks only.
LEOPOLDSTADT the Olivier Award-winning new ‘masterwork’ (Evening Standard) by Tom Stoppard opened to overwhelming critical acclaim in early 2020, playing seven weeks of sold-out performances, before being temporarily shut down. Since then, the grand Viennese apartment on Wyndham's stage has waited for a great reawakening, as audiences eagerly anticipate the return of LEOPOLDSTADT. Now, Stoppard's ‘unforgettable play from the heart’ (The Telegraph) re-opens in the West End, June 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.
A ‘masterpiece’ (Independent) directed by Patrick Marber, LEOPOLDSTADT is Tom Stoppard’s most humane and heart-breaking play. Don’t miss it.
‘Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt is a masterpiece. Magnificent.’ Independent
‘A momentous new play. Deeply moving piece about memory, loss and recovery.’ Financial Times
‘An unforgettable play from the heart.’ The Telegraph
‘Breathtaking. The work of a master.’ Time Out
‘A glittering triumph!’ Daily Mail
‘History will record Leopoldstadt as Stoppard’s Schindler’s List. His brilliant tragic-comedy play.’ The Spectator
‘Play of the year. A masterwork.’ Evening Standards
Now taking bookings for performances from Sat 12th June 2021 until Sat 4th September 2021.
Show times for each day are below.
Bus routes: (Charing Cross Road) 24, 29, 176; (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, 19, 38
Night buses: (Charing Cross Road) 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279; (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N19, N38
Nearest rail: Charing Cross
Tube lines: Piccadilly, Northern
Nearest tube: Leicester Square
Directions from Leicester Square :
The theatre can be seen opposite the station.
Car park: St Martin's Lane Hotel (2mins)
In congestion zone?: Yes
Infrared hearing loop
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Wyndham's Theatre, London
Sat 4th September 2021