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Tom Stoppard's The Coast of Utopia is based on the life of Alexander Herzen, founder of the Free Russian Press and the first self-proclaimed socialist in history. In three plays – Voyage, Shipwreck and Salvage — the Olivier Award-winning playwright examines issues of love, politics and betrayal against the backdrop of mid-19th century Russia and Europe. Stephen Dillane (The Real Thing) stars as Herzen.
— By Christine Ehren