Julian Mitchell’s 1981 play Another Country makes its way to Trafalgar Studios 1 with an impressive cast and equally as impressive director in Jeremy Herrin, ensuring the show should find as much success in the West End this time as it did when it was first staged in the area at the Queen’s Theatre in 1982.
This production originally appeared at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 2013 and has proven popular enough to be granted a West End run in 2014, giving London theatre audiences a chance to revisit an 80s classic.
In Another Country audiences return to the 1930s and it is here that we meet two outsiders amongst a population of students. Bennett and Judd both have both aligned themselves against the establishment, with Bennett coming to terms with his homosexuality and Judd a fully fledged Marxist. When a scandal rocks the school it causes upheaval not only for the establishment but also for the students themselves.
The play originally ran at the Greenwich Theatre before its transfer to the West End in the early 1980s and it has been revive on numerous occasions, ensuring that it remains a well known and popular show.
Jeremy Herrin has been behind various shows over the years and as a result he is among the best known names when it comes to British theatre directors. His recent credits include This House at the National Theatre in 2012, a production that earned him an Olivier Award nomination the following year, Death and the Maiden at the Harold Pinter Theatre, Haunted Child at the Royal Court Theatre and South Downs at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester, among others. He is a highly acclaimed practitioner whose work has been seen in the West End, at the National Theatre, the Globe Theatre and the Headlong Theatre, for whom he is now the director as of 2013.
Another Country features Julian Wadham among the cast members and he stars alongside Will Attenborough, Cai Brigden, Rob Callender, Mark Donald, Dario Coates, Bill Milner, James Parris and Mark Quartley.
Following on from Ibsen’s Ghosts, Another Country runs at the Trafalgar Studios 1 from Thursday 3rd April 2014 (previews from Wednesday 26th March 2014).
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