Despite a slow start Jeremy Herrin's revival reveals the revolutionary core of Julian Mitchell's 1981 play
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
In 1980 Julian Mitchell's Another Country opened in the West End. It 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. 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.