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Old Country, The

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Timothy West plays Hilary, a man who leaves a life of influence behind but is forced to re-evaluate his life when his sister comes to visit. Read More >

Timothy West
Timothy West

Hilary has led a life of power and influence, but, along with his wife, has left it all behind him. That is, until his sister and newly-knighted brother-in-law pay a visit; a visit that causes Hilary to re-evaluate his beliefs.

Theatre veteran Timothy West leads the cast of Alan Bennett’s bitter-sweet tale of fading memories, lost manners and Englishness, which comes to the Trafalgar Studio 1 following a national tour.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 13/03/2006

Opening Night: 20/03/2006

Closing Night: 16/05/2006

Running time: 2h20

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Cast & Creative


Rebecca Charles, Tim Delap, Jean Marsh, Susan Tracy, Timothy West, Simon Williams


Director - Stephen Unwin

Producer - English Touring Theatre

Designer - John Gunter

Lighting Designer - Ben Ormerod

Sound - Dan Steele

Author - Alan Bennett

ABOUT Trafalgar Studios 1

14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY