Our Country’s Good

A drama by Timberlake Wertenbaker
Thursday 7 November 2019 - Saturday 9 November 2019
Faringdon Junior School, 26 Gloucester Street, Faringdon SN7 7HY
Directed by Carolyn Taylor

Performance starts 7:30 pm. Doors open 30 minutes earlier.
Tickets: £8 (no concessions).
Tickets available from our Online Box Office (Open soon - Tickets will become available here from Monday 1st October 2019.) and 'The Gifted Magpie', 6 London Street, Faringdon SN7 7AA (Available soon).

Our Countrys Good 2019To be performed in-the-round. “Our Country’s Good” is a 1988 play written by British playwright, Timberlake Wertenbaker, adapted from the Thomas Keneally novel “The Playmaker”. It is a piece of epic theatre that probes the divide between authority and transgression. The story concerns a group of Royal Marines and convicts in a penal colony in New South Wales, Australia in the 1780s, who put on a production of George Farquhar’s city comedy “The Recruiting Officer”. The intent was to aid the rehabilitation of prisoners who would become free citizens after serving their term.

Please note that we consider this play unsuitable for young children as there are adult themes and strong language.

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Cast list:

Second Lt. Ralph Clark  – Richard Lock

John Wisehammer – Dave Headey

Governor Arthur Phillip – Alan Taylor

Major Robbie Ross- Andy Pritchard

Midshipman Harry Brewer – Dominic Bullock

Captain Jemmy Campbell and John Arscott – Jeff Barry

Captain David Collins and  Ketch Freeman-  Gary Field

Robert Sideway and Captain Watkin Tench  -Martin Waymark

Mary Brenham – Jayne Hoyland

Liz Morden and  Lt. Will Dawes – Sandra Keen

Dabby Bryant and Second Lt William Faddy – Debbie Lock

Duckling Smith and Lt. George Johnston – Helen Thrower  

Meg Long and Reverend Johnson – Joan Lee

3 shows will be performed over 3 days.