Lloyd Evans Lloyd Evans

Another Country could almost be a YouTube advert for Eton

Plus: A Small Family Business may tell you a bit much of what Alan Ackbourn thinks about his audiences

Rob Callender in Another Country (Photo: Johan Persson)

Another Country was an instant response to Anthony Blunt’s exposure in 1979 as a Marxist spy. Julian Mitchell set out to explain how gay public-school toffs, reared in a system of hypocrisy and backstabbing, could betray their country. At a time when Soviet communism was a potent and growing menace, this issue grabbed play-goers by the throat.

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