Review: Leopoldstadt, by Tom Stoppard

The problem with seeing Leopoldstadt – Tom Stoppard’s most recent and probably last play – is that so much is going on, there are so many characters on stage all at once, so many words are spoken — it’s very easy to get lost. And as soon as one begins to understand who all the people are and what is going on, we jump ahead twenty years or more to the next scene. Nevertheless, the play was gripping and deeply moving. Reading the text now, after seeing it performed, added a new dimension and new understanding. This is brilliant stuff.