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Theatre

A brilliant, unrevivable undertaking: Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt reviewed

15 February 2020

9:00 AM

15 February 2020

9:00 AM

Leopoldstadt

Wyndham’s Theatre, until 13 June

Death of England

Dorfman Theatre, in rep until 7 March

History will record Leopoldstadt as Tom Stoppard’s Schindler’s List. His brilliant tragic-comic play opens in the Jewish quarter of Vienna in 1899. We meet a family of intellectuals and businessmen who are celebrating their very first Christmas. The eldest son, Hermann, has married a Catholic and become ‘Christianised’ in order to smooth his path through Austrian society.

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