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, August 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.
Monday - Saturday: 7:30pm
Thursday & Saturday: 2.30pm
Standard Tickets from £20.00*
Premium Tickets from £85.00*
Please check individual performances for price availability.
Show Running Time
2 hours and 7 minutes
Please note that Leopoldstadt has no interval.
Auditorium and Bar Opening Times
For evening performances, the theatre bar and auditorium will open at 6.30pm. For matinee performances, the theatre bar and auditorium will open at 1.30pm.
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Some Things You Need to Know
Age recommendation: 12+.
Please note: The performance contains the use of herbal and electronic cigarettes.
Everyone, regardless of age, must have their own ticket to enter the theatre. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by and sat next to a ticketholder who is at least 18 years old. Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted. Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance. You may not bring food or drink purchased elsewhere. For full terms and conditions, please click here.
What the critics say...
"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 Standard
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Band A reduced to £49.50 for Monday - Thursday performances.
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Schools (10+)Bands B and C reduced to £22.50 for Monday to Thursday performances. plus 1 free teacher per 10 students booked.
LEOPOLDSTADT is perfect for students studying GCSE and A Level History, English, Drama, Religious Studies and Mathematics.
For more information on LEOPOLDSTADT including themes and subject links, download the LEOPOLDSTADT Education & Schools details.
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Group rates are not valid on Premium seating.Rates and prices may be changed or withdrawn at any time.
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