Hermione Lee In an immensely interesting biography Hermione Lee captures the essential morality of Tom Stoppard. In her unputdownable biography of Tom Stoppard, Hermione Lee also meditates on the biographer’s task; while deftly analysing a rocket-like talent, still fizzing with energy, she imposes a moving and satisfying shape on his life, from his suppressed Central European Jewish origins to his rediscovery of them in Leopoldstadt; his most recent work. Lee’s gripping narrative draws on unprecedented access to archive material, interviews with family, friends and stars of stage and screen, and long conversations with Stoppard himself, to trace his family’s escape from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia. Illustrated talk Book Now Booking Information Priority Booking for Festival Friends opens at 08.00 on Tuesday 19th April. Tickets go on general sale from Thursday 21st April. Please note that a handling charge of 50p per ticket applies to bookings made in person or over the phone. No handling charges apply to online bookings. Hearing loops are available. Carers qualify for free ‘essential companion’ tickets. Wheelchair spaces are limited. In all cases, please call the Box Office on 01434 652477 to book (booking fees will not apply).