NT Live 2022: Leopoldstadt
29 January 2022
Tom Stoppard’s Olivier Award-winning new play Leopoldstadt is a passionate drama of love, family and endurance set among the Jewish community of Vienna. Hermann Merz is a factory owner and baptized Jew now married to Catholic Gretl in Leopoldstadt - the old, crowded Jewish quarter of Vienna, Austria – at the beginning of the 20th century. From here, this epic but intimate play follows the story of Hermann’s extended family over the course of half a century – passing through the convulsions of war, revolution, impoverishment, annexation by Nazi Germany and the Holocaust.