Rock 'n' Roll

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By Tom Stoppard

Stoppard's new play about loyalty, compromise, love and music is given its first radio production as part of BBC Radio's celebration of his work.

In 1968, Czech student Jan returns home 'to protect rock 'n' roll' from the Soviet tanks crushing the Prague Spring.

Max, a Communist don in Cambridge, watches his ideology collapse until the Velvet revolution of 1990 allows student and master to meet again.

The politics and music have changed, but have the people?

Max....Bill Paterson

Jan....Daniel Evans

Eleanor....Penny Downie

Esme....Amanda Root

Ferdinand....Bertie Carvel

Young Esme....Jaimi Barbakoff

Alice....Jasmine Hyde

Nigel....Ron Cook

Lenka....Britta Gartner

Stephen....Joseph Kloska

Milan....John Dougall

Candida....Liza Sadovy

Gillian....Jasmine Callan

Directed by Alison Hindell.