NTL 2022 Leopoldstadt – Clara Francis (Wilma). Photo Credit Marc Brenner
NTL 2022 Leopoldstadt – 11. Mark Edel-Hunt (Fritz). Photo Credit Marc Brenner
NTL 2022 Leopoldstadt – 19. Sam Hoare (Percy). Photo Credit Marc Brenner

The  latest National Theatre Live theatrical release Leopoldstadt is coming to select cinemas  on Thursday 5th February, 2022.

The play, written by “Britain’s greatest living playwright” (The Times), Tony and Academy Award-winner Tom Stoppard and directed by Patrick Marber is a passionate drama of love, family and endurance in the 20th Century.

Filmed live on stage in London’s West End, “Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece is magnificent” (Independent) and should not be missed.

At the beginning of the 20th century, Leopoldstadt was the old, crowded Jewish quarter of Vienna, Austria. But Hermann Merz, a factory owner 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.

The key cast are Aidan McArdle as Hermann Merz, Faye Castelow as Gretl Merz,  Sebastian Armesto as Nathan Merz and  Art Froushan as Leo Merz

Sharmill Films is giving Sydney Arts Guide ten double passes to give to a preview screening of the film. These are the screening details:

Date: Tuesday 18th of January 2022

Time: 10:15am arrival for 10:30am film start

Location: Randwick Ritz, Cinema 3

45 St Pauls Street, Randwick NSW 2031.

To win passes to the preview screening please email editor.sydneyartsguide@gmail.com with Leopoldstadt Promotion in the subject heading. Winners will be advised by email.

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