Rob Callender (Bennett) in ''Another Country in Chichester
Rob Callender (Bennett) in Another Country in Chichester
© Johan Persson

The Chichester Festival Theatre revival of Julian Mitchell's Another Country will transfer to Trafalgar Studios 1 from 26 March to 21 June 2014.

Set in a 1930s English public school, the play, a fictionalised account of the youth of such people as the spy Guy Burgess and the Communist John Cornford, centres on two outsiders, one coming to terms with his homosexuality, the other already a committed Marxist.

When the original production transferred to the West End in 1982 it helped launch the careers of Rupert Everett, Kenneth Branagh, Daniel Day Lewis and Colin Firth. In 1984 it was adapted for the screen, starring Everett and Firth as Bennett and Judd.

Will Attenborough plays Judd
Will Attenborough plays Judd
© Johan Persson

Jeremy Herrin (South Downs) directs the revival, with a cast featuring Will Attenborough, son of director Michael Attenborough, as Judd, and newcomer Rob Callender as Bennett.

The cast also includes Cai Brigden (Delahay), Mark Donald (Devenish), Dario Coates (Sanderson), Bill Milner (Wharton), James Parris (Menzies), Julian Wadham (Vaughan Cunningham) and Mark Quartley (Barclay).

Design is by Peter McKintosh, with lighting design by Paul Pyant and sound design by Fergus O'Hare. Further casting is still to be announced.

Another Country ran in the Chichester Minerva in September and October last year.

The West End transfer is co-produced by Chichester with Fiery Angel and Theatre Royal Bath Productions, in association with Tom O'Connell for QNQ Ltd.

Join us on our WhatsOnStage Outing to Another Country on 31 March and get a top-price ticket, free programme and access to our exclusive post show Q&A for £34