VenueCorn Exchange
From28th February 2012
To1st March 2012
What is currently on at Corn Exchange (V732)

Our Country's Good

Based on a heart-warming true story, the play follows a group of 18th Century convicts and officers as they confront a savage new land. These jailbirds, male and female, have no rights and their treatment is as ferocious as the landscape. But one man defies the rules. Lt Ralph Clark creates the very first piece of theatre ever to be performed in Australia, The Recruiting Officer. The drama mounts as the convicts rehearse, and their hopes for a new life grow stronger. Incredibly the play will go on! Our Country's Good was first presented at the Royal Court Theatre, London on 10 September 1988. Note: The convicts use explicit language and this award-winning play contains scenes which some people might find shocking.
Author Timberlake Wertenbaker

Archive :: production:T1391912064, play:S4495, venue:V732

Production details

Running time: 2hrs 30mins (inclu. 15min interval)


Company Original Theatre Company
Director Alastair Whatley
Director Craig Gilbert (assistant)
Design Victoria Spearing
Costume Ed Holland
Director Kay Magson (casting)
Performer Aden Gillett (Governor Philip/Wisehammer)
Performer Phillip Whitchurch (Harry Brewer/Arscott/Capt Campbell)
Performer Chris Harper (Ralphe Clarke)
Performer Emily Bowker (Mary/Reverend Johnson)
Performer Jack Lord (Capt Collins/Sideway)
Performer Rachel Donovan (Dabby/Lieutenant Faddy/Meg)
Performer Adam Best (Major Ross/Ketch)
Performer Seun Shote (Aborigine/Caeser/Johnston)
Performer Jenny Ogilvie (Duckling/Capt Tench)
Performer Emma Gregory (Liz Morden/Lieutenant Dawes)

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