Another Country follows a company of public schoolboys through a summer terms in the early 1930s where 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 and on the future of their country.
Another Country balances subtle wit and thought-provoking drama in a fictionalised account of the youth of real-world notables including the spy Guy Burgess and the Communist John Cornford, who died in the Spanish Civil War.
Julian Mitchell’s play won the Olivier Award for Play of the Year and helped launch the careers of Kenneth Branagh, Daniel Day-Lewis, Rupert Everett and Colin Firth.
A Chichester Festival Production
Author – Julian Mitchell
Director – Jeremy Herrin
Designer – Peter Mckintosh
1982 Play Of The Year – Society Of London Theatre Awards