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The Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
FROM THE BARN THEATRE ARCHIVE

Our Country’s Good

by Timberlake Wertenbaker
Directed by Keith Thompson
28th February – 8th March 1997

Australia, 1787. In a penal colony the convicts find relief from their harsh and brutal lives by rehearsing The Recruiting Officer. Highly theatrical, often funny and sometimes dark and disturbing, a play that says the theatre is important, a boon to civilisation.

Play of the Year 1988.

CAST & CREATIVE TEAM

Directed by
Keith Thompson

CAST

Captain Arthur Philips, RN
Major Robbie Ross, RM
Captain David Collins, RM
Captain Watkin Tench, RM
Captain Jemmy Campbell, RM
Reverend Johnson
Lieutenant George Johnston, RM
Lieutenant Will Dawes, RM
2nd Lieutenant Ralph Clark, RM
2nd Lieutenant William Faddy, RM
Midshipman Harry Brewer, RN
An Aboriginal Australian
John Arscott
Ketch Freeman
Robert Sideway
John Wisehammer
Mary Brenham
Dabby Bryant
Liz Morden
Duckling Smith
Meg Long

CREATIVE TEAM

Set Design
Lighting Design
Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Lighting Operator
Properties
Production Secretary

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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Statement

At the Barn we are committed to promoting equality and challenging discrimination in all its forms. We strive to create a safe and inclusive environment for all members of the cast and creative team, regardless of their race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity and will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.

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