18 Sep - 19 Oct 2013
By JULIAN MITCHELL
'Jeremy Herrin directs a gripping, detailed production that does equal justice to the play’s humour and its gathering sense of cruelty and darkness.'
The 1930s: an English Public School.
Bennett and Judd are both outsiders; one coming to terms with his homosexuality, the other already a committed Marxist. But the Establishment has traditional ways of dealing with rebels and when a scandal rocks the school, the young men must confront their beliefs and make choices which will have a momentous impact on their lives.
Julian Mitchell balances subtle wit with thought-provoking drama in this fictionalised account of the youth of such people as the spy Guy Burgess and the Communist John Cornford, who died in the Spanish Civil War.
Julian Mitchell’s plays include After Aida and his screenplays include August, Wilde, Vincent and Theo and Arabesque, as well as the film adaptation of Another Country starring Rupert Everett and Colin Firth in their first film roles.
Jeremy Herrin has directed Uncle Vanya and South Downs (also West End) for Chichester. He is Associate Director of the Royal Court Theatre where his credits include That Face.
Listen to our pre-show talk with Jeremy.
Other credits include This House for the National Theatre, Much Ado About Nothing for Shakespeare’s Globe, and the forthcoming Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies for the RSC.
Co-produced with Theatre Royal Bath Productions in association with fiery angel
Supported by the Another Country Commissioning Circle
Another Country is sponsored by
'The play manages the tricky feat of being both funny and painful.' Read full review
'Bennett, a quixotic, infuriating, captivating creature caught splendidly by the exuberant Rob Callender.’ Read full review
The Daily Mail
'Mr Callender is beautifully cast' Read full review
'Julian Mitchell's 1981 play on ways public
schools in the 1930s bred betrayal is highly perceptive in this astute production'
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'A topping revival' Read full review
Monday evenings & Wednesday matinees
Tuesday-Saturday evenings & Saturday matinees
Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes including one 20 minute interval
Please note Northgate car park will close at 6.00pm on Saturday 19 October in preperation for Sloe Fair.
Aged 18-25? An allocation of tickets priced at just £8.50 for all performances in both theatres will be released one month before each production opens. Find out more
Rob Callender as Bennett
Will Attenborough, Oliver Johnstone and Rob Callender
Dario Coates, James Parris and Orlando James
Will Attenborough and Cai Brigden
Will Attenborough and Bill Milner
Rob Callender as Bennett
Will Attenborough as Judd
Julian Wadham as Vaughan Cunningham
Rob Callender, James Parris, Mark Donald and Julian Wadham
Oliver Johnstone, James Parris and Mark Donald
Jeremy Herrin (Director)
Julian Mitchell (Writer) and Rob Callender