Another Country

by  Julian Mitchell

Full Length Play, Drama  /  10m

"Subtle [and] absorbing." - London Daily Mail.

"A genuinely exciting political play. His acerbic wit finds a perfect match in the precocious self importance of his subjects." - Time Out.

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Another Country

by  Julian Mitchell

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    10m
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From West End
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

Another Country is set in an English public school in the early 1930's where future leaders are being prepared for their roles in the ruling class. Two of the central characters are outsiders: Guy Bennett is coming to terms with homosexuality and Tommy Judd is a committed Marxist. Judd wants to abolish the whole system of British life; Bennett wants a successful career within it. The school and the system have traditional ways of dealing with rebels.
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Reviews

"Subtle [and] absorbing." - London Daily Mail.

"A genuinely exciting political play. His acerbic wit finds a perfect match in the precocious self importance of his subjects." - Time Out.

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1930s
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: Summer, in the early 1930's. An English Public School.
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

10m
GUY BENNETT - seventeen year-old boy in Gascoigne's house
TOMMY JUDD - seventeen year-old boy in Gascoigne's house
DONALD DEVENISH - seventeen year-old boy in Gascoigne's house
JIM MENZIES - house prefect
FOWLER - house prefect
SANDERSON - house prefect
BARCLAY - head of house and member of Twenty Two
DELAHAY - member of Twenty Two
WHARTON - a gay man
VAUGHAN CUNNINGHAM - a literary intellectual in his forties
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Cast Attributes

  • All Male

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Authors

Julian Mitchell

Julian Mitchell

Another Country was first presented at the Greenwich Theatre in London on November 5, 1981. It was directed by Stuart Burge.

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