Our Country's Good

By Timberlake Wertenbaker
Directed by Sue Russell-Curtis

13th - 23rd October 2010
OVO @ Pudding Lane, St Albans

A collaboration with 
Act Now Performing Arts



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Australia, 1789. A young married lieutenant is directing rehearsals of the first play ever to be staged in that country.

With only two copies of the text, a cast of convicts, and one leading lady who may be about to be hanged, conditions are hardly ideal...

“Rarely has the redemptive, transcendental power of theatre been argued with such eloquence and passion.” Independent

"Highly theatrical, often funny and at times dark and disturbing, it sets an infant civilization on the stage with clarity, economy and insight" Daily Telegraph


Captain Arthur Phillip / John Wisehammer - Philip Roe
Major Robbie Ross / Ketch Freeman - Jamie Marks
Captain David Collins / Robert Sideway - Daniel Jabbitt
Captain Watkin Tench - Richard Breislin
John Caesar - Solomon Manney
Captain Jeremy Campbell / Midshipman Harry Brewer / John Arscott - Jamie Russell-Curtis
Reverend Johnson / Mary Brenham - Lucy Crick
Lieutentant George Johnston / Duckling Smith - Sophie Reeves
Lieutenant Will Dawes / Liz Morden - Gerry Driver
Second Lieutenant Ralph Clark - Rob Ferguson
Second Lieutenant William Faddy / Meg Long - Cathy Driver
Dabby Bryant - Hanna-Marie Cook

Creative Team

Stage Manager - Ric Cole
Lighting - Dorian Brook
Sound - Janice Cole
Costumes - Sue Russell-Curtis
Set Construction - Dorian Brook, Ric Cole
Publicity Designer - Adam Nichols
Publicity Artist - Tiggi Harding
Media and PR - Adam Nichols