Bridport Arts Newsletter
Theatre Saturday 16 March, 2019 7:30pm

The Country Team

THE COUNTRY TEAM takes place in South America during the mid-1970s. The imperative for Henry Kissinger’s State Department is to bolster military dictatorships across the region. Integral to this policy is the intentional disregard for human rights.

James Auden, one-time member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, plays Arlan Pederson Hoff, the recently appointed United States Ambassador who confronts his senior career diplomats, the country team, as they turn a blind eye to the killing machine unleashed beyond their fortified embassy. Conflicts within the embassy erupt with the appearance of a Manhattan marketing consultant contracted to give the military regime a benign make-over, and by a visiting American scholar exploring the tense relationship between followers of Liberation Theology and the Catholic Church. Dark events bring members of the country team head-to-head with the junta’s murderous agenda and with each other.

The Country Team is directed by John Haylock and is Andrew Rutherford’s fourth play. It follows sell-out performances at the Arts Centre of Blindspot (2014), Counting the Birches (2015) and Prepare To Leave (2017).

A fundraiser for the Arts Centre.








Dinner & show offer

Enjoy an evening at Bridport Art Centre’s Pantry Restaurant.

*A pre Show Supper is available with this event* 

The menus will be published alongside the event two weeks before the show. Vegetarian options available.

There will be an option to add your supper to your cart when you book the event. 

£14.95 two course /£17.95 three course