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Tom Stoppard's new play, directed by Patrick Marber, is an intimate drama with an epic sweep; the story of a family who made good.

“My grandfather wore a caftan,” says Hermann, a factory owner, “My father went to the opera in a top hat, and I have the singers to dinner.”

It was not to last. Half a century later, this family, like millions of others, has re-discovered what it means to be Jewish in the first half of the 20th century.

Stoppard is known as an impersonal writer, rarely drawing on his personal life experience in his works, but his latest play turns all of that on its head. Largely influenced by his family's personal struggle Leopoldstadt tells the story of three generations of a Jewish family in Vienna.

This intimate family drama follows a family who found success through the generations only to rediscover what it meant to be Jewish in the first half of the 20th century. A family who went from the traditional religious garb to attending the opera dressed in the height of fashion and on to become members of the social elite are the centre of this personal and heart-wrenching story of love, endurance and loss.

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