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Our Countrys Good
Our Countrys Good

by Timberlake Wertenbaker Based on the novel "The Playmaker" by Thomas Keneally
Directed by Susanna Hook

6th to 8th April 2017

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“True patriots all; for be it understood, We left our country for our country's good”

Set in the brutal conditions of Australia’s Botany Bay in the late 1780s, “Our Country’s Good” follows a group of convicts who put on a play and in doing so discover themselves. With food running low and their leading lady about to be hanged, the play serves as the only hope amidst their desperate suffering.

Based on Thomas Keneally’s stirring novel “The Playmaker”, this modern classic presents the truly redemptive power of theatre, giving voice, purpose and affiliation to a group of social outcasts. With a plethora of interesting characters, offbeat relationships and poignant moments, who better to present the transforming power of art than our thriving youth group?

Cast 
 
Officers
Captain Arthur Phillip
Major Robbie Ross
Captain David Collins
Captain Watkin Tench
Captain Jemmy Campbell
Reverend Johnson
Lieutenant George Johnston
Lieutenant Will Dawes
Second Lieutenant Ralph Clark
Second Lieutenant William Faddy
Midshipman Harry Brewer
Convicts
John Arscott
Black Ceaser
Ketch Freeman
Robert Sideway
John Wisehammer
Mary Brenham
Dabby Bryant
Liz Morden
Duckling Smith
Meg Long
Aboriginal Australian
Young Aboriginal Australian
Crew 
 
Stage Manager
Set Design
Build Project Manager
Wardrobe & Costume Design
Lighting
Lighting
Production Electrician
Sound Design
Sound Operation
Assistant Stage Manager
Youth Group Assistant
Youth Group Assistant
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