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Leopoldstadt London Reviews and Tickets

(12 Ratings)
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Absorbing, Intelligent, Slow, Profound, Clever

About the Show

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

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Show-Score Member Reviews (12)

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120 Reviews | 12 Followers
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

161 Reviews | 28 Followers
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.

450 Reviews | 82 Followers
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

98 Reviews | 44 Followers
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.

122 Reviews | 14 Followers
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

23 Reviews | 0 Followers
Great writing, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if -

Don't see it if -

35 Reviews | 5 Followers
Evocative, Affecting, Educational, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you want serious drama, historical relevance, or insight into human experiences across generations, or you are a fan of Stoppard.

Don't see it if you are looking for something light hearted. Read more

21 Reviews | 0 Followers
Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if very good show. interesting story, excellent acting

Don't see it if if you don't like the story

Critic Reviews (10)

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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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 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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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 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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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 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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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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