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Another Country revival

A number of Univ students are involved in a new revival of Julian Mitchell’s moving drama Another Country, presented at the Oxford Playhouse from 13 to 16 February.

A number of Univ students are involved in a new revival of Julian Mitchell’s moving drama Another Country, presented at the Oxford Playhouse from 13 to 16 February by OUDS-supported student production company Screw the Looking Glass.

Univ’s Edwina Christie (DPhil, English) is Producer and Composer, and Jessica Lazar (DPhil, English) is Director. Joe Allan (2011, English) plays the role of Judd. Edwina is also co-director of Screw the Looking Glass and Jess is a founder member of the company.

Another Country combines comedy and drama in a fictionalised account of the youth of Guy Burgess, one of the infamous Cambridge spies. Set in 1930s England, the play follows a company of boys through a summer term at an unnamed public school. When a suicide rocks the institution the young men are forced to confront who they are and in what they truly believe. The choices they make will have a momentous impact on their lives, and on the future of their country.

The 1981-2 première of Another Country helped launch the careers of Kenneth Branagh, Daniel Day-Lewis, Rupert Everett and Colin Firth, and was named Play of the Year in the 1982 Society of West End Theatre Awards (now The Laurence Olivier Awards).

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