PHOTO CALL: At the Royal National Theatre: Tom Stoppard's Utopia: Voyage

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Photo by Ivan Kyncl

The idealist and anarchist Michael Bakunin, who would later influence radical revolutionary Alexander Herzen, is featured in Voyage, part one of Tom Stoppard's The Coast of Utopia trilogy. Pictured are Bakunin's sisters — Lucy Whybrow (Tatiana), Eve Best (Liubov), Anna Maxwell Martin (Alexandra) and Charlotte Emmerson (Varenka)

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.

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— By Christine Ehren