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 Wyndham’s Theatre, directed by Patrick Marber. Presented on Holocaust Memorial Day.
150 mins without interval
Full Duration: 02:29:29
00:00:00 - 00:11:42 – Pre-show
00:11:42 - 02:23:46 – Main Show
02:23:46 – 02:25:20 – Curtain call
02:25:20 – 02:29:29 – Credits