Leopoldstadt
Closed 2h 35m
Leopoldstadt
80

Leopoldstadt London Reviews and Tickets

80%
(10 Reviews)
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80%
Mixed
10%
Negative
10%
Members say
Intelligent, Absorbing, Slow, Profound, Resonant

About the Show

Stoppard's intimate drama set within Vienna’s Jewish community in the 20th century.

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Member Reviews (10)

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381 Reviews | 72 Followers
81
Intelligent, Great staging

See it if you're open-minded and interested in the subject matter.

Don't see it if can't do two hours without an intermission. Read more

104 Reviews | 11 Followers
83
Thoughtful, Slow, Intelligent

See it if you want a profoundly written play tracing the history of a Jewish family in Vienna. Manages to be poignant even if confusing in places.

Don't see it if you're easily confused- the cast is quite vast and when combined with the changing time it's easy to lose your thread in the story.

89 Reviews | 43 Followers
80
Profound, Great writing, Disappointing, Confusing, Absorbing

See it if you can swim through the muddled direction to get to the brilliance of the play. Truly profound, even though the production isn't clear.

Don't see it if you expect the genius of Tom Stoppard to easily shine through. It's definitely hard going.

90 Reviews | 3 Followers
93
Thought-provoking, Profound, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if if you want some history of Jews in Austria before WW2 wrapped into a clever bit of writing and great ensamble performance.

Don't see it if the play about multiple generations in a Jewish family (and the impact of everything around it on it) doesn't sound interesting to you. Read more

65 Reviews | 6 Followers
60
Relevant, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you like to feel important

Don't see it if you've read any book on history ever Read more

26 Reviews | 1 Follower
35
Slow, Overrated, Confusing

See it if You think you’d like to watch a very slow story about the history of a Jewish family over a hundred years

Don't see it if You like a play to have a more fast moving plot, I found it very very boring and was suprisse because so many had recommended it

24 Reviews | 0 Followers
95
Great writing, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if -

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15 Reviews | 2 Followers
79
Slow, Intense, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Profound

See it if Quite deep , brought up lots of points which I think most people wouldn’t get .

Don't see it if You are not interested, it was a slow story which you needed to concentrate

Critic Reviews (10)

Time Out London
August 2nd, 2021

Ultimately, ‘Leopoldstadt’ is a powerful and sincere tribute to a vanished people. Hopefully they can live on for a little longer thanks to the last great play of the last great writer of the twentieth century.
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The London Evening Standard
February 13th, 2020

Tom Stoppard's new masterwork is an early contender for play of the year.
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The Telegraph (UK)
February 12th, 2020

People have sometimes accused him of being too clever by half, lacking the power to move us beyond words; here is irrefutable evidence to the contrary.
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The Guardian (UK)
February 12th, 2020

...there is something momentous about Leopoldstadt, which has the weight and majesty of a final drama. It is grand, contemplative and elegiac with a cast of more than 20 and a historical sweep across six decades.
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London Theatre
February 13th, 2020

This is a powerful, important new play from one of our greatest living playwrights that, should it prove to be his swansong, means he has gone out on a significant high, even as he dramatises a low point on world history.
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WhatsOnStage
February 12th, 2020

It's an evening that leaves many people in tears. It left me profoundly moved but also full of thought and understanding. If it is Stoppard's last play, as he seems to imply, it is a very fine testament to all he has given and all he has learnt.
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The Times (UK)
February 16th, 2020

Leopoldstadt is a sprawling, noble tribute to families such as the Strausslers. You sense that, in addition to Stoppard acknowledging his Jewishness, there is an element of this intellectual and wordy playwright coming to terms with the dramatic power of emotional storytelling.
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The Arts Desk
February 14th, 2020

Stoppard at once personal and accessible...Director Patrick Marber knits Tom Stoppard's putative swan song into a compelling whole
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