DOI: 10.5040/9780571291045.00000075
Acts: 2. Roles: Male (3) , Female (3) , Neutral (0)

In what appears to be a very English scene, Hilary and Bron are sitting peacefully on a verandah, when Hilary’s sister and her husband show up. But this is more than just a family visit, and it is soon revealed that all is not as it appears.

Bennett deftly uses the backdrop of a Cold War spy story to explore questions of loyalty, betrayal and national identity in this suspenseful and entertaining play.

The Old Country premiered at the Queen’s Theatre, London, in September 1977.

From Alan Bennett Plays 2

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Faber and Faber

Alan Bennett

ISBN: 9780571194421

Series: Faber Drama

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