Voyage, the first play in the new Tom Stoppard trilogy, presents the cameleon-like atmosphere of Russia's philosophical circles in the early/mid ninteenth century.
The story begins the tale of Mikhail Bakunin and his circle, who are searching for a Russian cultural identity. The Olivier Theatre provides the perfect setting for a play based on the circular, turbulant times in Russia.
Will Keen's Vissarion Belinsky is captivating and amazing. Douglas Henshall's Mikhail comes across as the rich young man running from his father's career-only to succeed in believing in everything but his country. The true story of the Russian revolutionaries is continued in Shipwreck and Salvage.
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