A family tale told across five generations from wealth and successes in the late 1800’s through loss in war in the 1940’s and reflecting on the past, in 1955. This Tom Stoppard play is a history lesson and insight into a Jewish family’s life in Vienna across the years and how the prejudice, ignorance and persecution by others built and built into the resulting horrific crimes of the holocaust. A funny and warm play about a happy family with its ups and down and normalities of life that turns a solemn corner when their lives are changed forever by Nazi Germany. A thought provoking play that will have you laughing and crying. Lest we forget.