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Leopoldstadt Tickets

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Get your tickets for the World Premiere of Tom Stoppard's Leopoldstadt!
Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt is coming to the West End on 25 January 2020 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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Rated 3.9 out of 5 (49 Reviews)
  • Review Avatar Jan 28, 2020

    Very well done.

  • Review Avatar Jan 29, 2020

    The first half was good with some wonderful writing and acting but I wasn’t that amused by the funny lines. The second half was fantastic. Perhaps I bit indulgent and long but it’s stayed with me and I’m thinking about the play quite a lot. Over all I would recommend it!

  • Review Avatar Jan 29, 2020

    This play is definitely worth seeing but not one of Stoppard's better plays. It had a slow start and lacked focus. It was difficult remembering who was who, and might have been better concentrating on fewer main characters. I thought the mathematics aspect of it a bit of a distraction/struggle, but for those who find mathematics an easy language perhaps this would not be a problem.

  • Review Avatar Jan 30, 2020

    Tom Stoppard is the best living playwright and leopoldstadt is proof of his talent.

  • Review Avatar Jan 30, 2020

    Enjoyed the evening tremendously.

  • Review Avatar Jan 30, 2020

    I wonder what Stoppard is telling us about this tragedy. The saga of a middle class jewish family in Vienna has been told elsewhere and no less effectively. For an audience unaware of this miserable episode of the nazi terror it will, no doubt, be illuminating and shocking but for those of us who are aware of it, it tells us very little that is new.

  • Review Avatar Jan 30, 2020

    An excellent, thought provoking and poignant play following several generations of 2 Jewish families living in Vienna until the arrival of the Nazis. Another brilliant work from Tom Stoppard.

  • Review Avatar Jan 30, 2020

    Would someone please tell Tom Stoppard that his play needs work? Despite the inherent drama and poignancy of the subject matter, it is not dramatic. And it should be both. The autumnal colors of the staging and costumes were perfect. I love most of his oeuvre and this one should be among his best. But not.

  • Review Avatar Jan 30, 2020

    A very complex and thoughtful play with a smattering of Jewish sense of humour to keep it from being too depressing. I very much enjoyed it .Great cast and production.

  • Review Avatar Jan 30, 2020

    A sobering subject but, sadly, a play that doesn't really work. It's not made up it's mind what it wants to be. The cast is bewilderingly large, but once you accept it doesn't really matter - it's all family somehow - you're free to follow the arc of the production. No surprises there, it's all too well known already. But the insertion of large tracts of exposition here and there doesn't help the flow of the play. Super production values. Adrian Scarborough his usual wonderful self. But more like a second draft than a finished piece of work.

  • Review Avatar Jan 31, 2020

    Tom Stoppard's plays are always thought-provoking, but this one surpasses many of his previous works. It was outstanding, both in presentation and the treatment of the subject. Following one Jewish family through their travails over many years really brought home what people lived through--their hopes, dreams, aspirations, joys and sorrows were all beautifully portrayed. And the stark ending was simply thrilling theatre at its best. I urge anyone who can get a ticket to go to this play.

  • Review Avatar Jan 31, 2020

    Disappointed by the lack of drama and originality it was rather boring, I expected more

  • Review Avatar Jan 31, 2020

    View of entire stage not possible in rows A-C. Very engaging performance with excellent actors and creative staging,

  • Review Avatar Feb 1, 2020

    An absolutely stunning, powerful work. The second half maybe could have been cut by 5 minutes or so, it just sat back a little bit. But the piece was beautifully done and was thought provoking on many, many levels. I wished the audience had just paused a little before clapping so enthusiastically. Some silence would have been appropriate. A marvellous evening. I don't often go to the theatre because of the cost, but this was worth every penny. Thank you.

  • Review Avatar Feb 1, 2020

    A way of describing the holocaust without needing to show the gory details.

  • Review Avatar Feb 2, 2020

    Stunning play and production. Moving, funny, educational. Perfect theatre.

  • Review Avatar Feb 2, 2020

    Very difficult to identify and follow characters from row n of the stalls - won’t sit so far back again. Seat unusually expensive as well as cramped. Play densely written, excellent, moving and heartbreaking.

  • Review Avatar Feb 2, 2020

    Brilliant script. Beautifully performed. Chimes with the perils of our time.

  • Review Avatar Feb 2, 2020

    A wonderful and amazing play with vital messages for our society today, of acceptance, courage, resignation and compassion. Sumptuous and compelling.

  • Review Avatar Feb 2, 2020

    Well written and well staged-thought provoking and emotional- superb, 3 generations of our family watched and were entranced