Chichester's Another Country transfers to Trafalgar Studios
5 Feb 2014Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of Julian Mitchell’s award-winning play ANOTHER COUNTRY will transfer to Trafalgar Studios this March........
The original production helped launch the careers of Rupert Everett, Kenneth Branagh, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Colin Firth, winning the Olivier Award for Play of the Year in 1982.
Another Country follows a company of public schoolboys through a summer term in the early 1930s. Two of them are 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.
Balancing subtle wit and thought-provoking drama, Another Country is a 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.
Jeremy Herrin (Uncle Vanya, South Downs) will direct this production, which opened at Chichester's Minerva Theatre in September 2013. His credits include That Face at the Royal Court, This House for the National Theatre, Much Ado About Nothing for Shakespeare’s Globe, and the RSC's forthcoming Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.
Coming to the West End’s Trafalgar Studios from 26 March until 21 June 2014, stay tuned for when Another Country tickets go on sale!