By Julian Mitchell
Directed by John Bashford
Sound Design and Composition by David Bergman

"He’s precisely what this school was designed to produce. Not empire builders – dear me, no. Building empires needs imagination. Empire rulers."

Set in an English Public School in the late 1930s, Julian Mitchell’s play explores how the world of private wealth and centuries of tradition is challenged by two unorthodox pupils. Bennett is coming to terms with his sexuality while Judd embraces a revolutionary philosophy. The fourth year common room becomes a political battlefield where the snobberies and tribalism of the Establishment come under scrutiny as one young man seeks a future within the world of the elites, while the other rails against it.

Below are a few examples of music composed for the show:

Other work

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