NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE
National Theatre Live launched in June 2009 with a broadcast of the National Theatre production of Phèdre with Helen Mirren. We’ve since broadcast more than fourty other productions live, from both the National Theatre and from other theatres around the world. Our broadcasts have now been experienced by over 5.5 million people in over 2,000 venues around the world. Exhibition dates and cinema locations are added frequently. In Australia, the plays are captured live in HD, and screened concurrently, where possible, with the London National Theatre season.
★★★★★ ‘Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece. Magnificent.’ Independent ★★★★ ‘Tom Stoppard’s new masterwork is an early contender for play of the year.’ Evening Standard ★★★★ ‘Breathtaking, the work of a master’ Time Out ★★★★ Financial Times
Tom Stoppard’s Olivier Award-winning new play Leopoldstadt is a passionate drama of love, family and endurance.
At the beginning of the 20th century, Leopoldstadt was the old, crowded Jewish quarter of Vienna, Austria. But Hermann Merz, a factory owner and baptised Jew now married to Catholic Gretl, has moved up in the world.
We follow his family’s story across half a century, passing through the convulsions of war, revolution, impoverishment, annexation by Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. A company of 40 actors represent each generation of the family in this epic, but intimate play.
Filmed live on stage in London’s West End, ‘Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece is magnificent’ (Independent) and should not be missed.
Saturday February 5 & Sunday 6 February at 1pm
Adults: $25.00, Concessions: $23.00