Following a hugely successful run at Chichester’s Minerva Theatre last year Julian Mitchell’s ANOTHER COUNTRY, directed by Jeremy Herrin, transfers to the Trafalgar Studios, Studio 1 for a limited season, 26th March – 21st June.
When it opened in the West End in 1982 ANOTHER COUNTRY created a sensation, heralded a resurgence of great British drama, inspired a film, and launched the careers of Rupert Everett, Kenneth Branagh, Daniel Day Lewis and Colin Firth.
Dazzlingly witty, ANOTHER COUNTRY is set at an English public school during one summer term in the 1930s. When a scandal rocks the corridors of learning, the reaction of two idealistic, rebellious students shakes the school to its foundations and has a momentous impact on their lives, their friends and even on the future of the country.
A cast of rising stars includes Will Attenborough (Judd), who played Gloucester in Richard Eyre’s HENRY IV for the BBC; Cai Brigden (Delahay) last seen in the West End in BUTLEY;
Rob Callender (Bennett) who made his professional acting debut in ANOTHER COUTNRY in Chichester after graduating from Guildhall in 2013; Mark Donald (Devenish) who previously appeared on stage in WIDOWERS’ HOUSES (New Vic Theatre); Dario Coates (Sanderson), known as Alex Neeson in ‘Coronation Street’; Bill Milner (Wharton), whose film credits include ‘Son of Rambow’ and ‘X-Men’; James Parris (Menzies) last seen in the RSC’s RICHARD III and KING JOHN; Mark Quartley (Barclay) seen on stage the Trafalgar Studios in MACBETH and in PRIVATE PEACEFUL (West End &tour). Further casting to be announced.
Julian Wadham (Vaughan Cunningham) has worked extensively with the National Theatre, most recently starring in THIS HOUSE. Television credits include ‘Downton Abbey’, ‘Father Brown’, ‘Middlemarch’ and ‘Egypt’ and film credits ‘Posh’, ‘The Iron Lady’ and ‘Warhorse’.
Jeremy Herrin has directed UNCLE VANYA (2012) and SOUTH DOWNS (2011) for Chichester Festival. Last year he was announced as the new Artistic Director of Headlong Theatre. He is Associate Director of the Royal Court Theatre where his credits include THE HERETIC and THAT FACE. Other credits include the critically acclaimed production of THIS HOUSE for the National Theatre, CHILDREN’S CHILDREN, HAUNTED CHILD, ABSENT FRIENDS, DEATH AND THE MAIDEN and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, and the critically acclaimed WOLF HALL and BRING UP THE BODIES for the RSC.
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.
Design is by Peter McKintosh; Lighting Design by Paul Pyant; Sound Design by Fergus O’Hare.
Trafalgar Studios (Studio 1) |26th March – 21st June 2014
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Tickets: £19.50 – £70. Day seats £10