Barn Theatre Club presents

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Our Country’s Good

By Timberlake Wertenbaker
Directed by Louise Wallace
7th – 15th February 2014

A play that still leaves its audience, like its subjects, transported.

Our Country's Good

The barren landscape of Australia in 1789 provides the setting for Timberlake Wertenbaker’s classic play that has become perhaps the strongest affirmation yet of the redemptive power of theatre.

Based on a true story and full of contemporary relevance, it is a compelling drama. We witness the inspirational transformation of a rag-tag bunch of convicts during the rehearsal process for the first play performed in the fledgling colony of Sydney Cove. They are led by a young naval officer who struggles with the prejudice of his peers, the inhospitable climate and the ever-present threat of the hanging of at least one of his actors. The results are uplifting and affirming for anyone who has ever enjoyed the thrill of performance.


Tickets are now available for just £11. Buy online or from the Box Office.

Part of the Barn’s 2013-2014 Season.


Directed by
Louise Wallace


Captain Arthur Phillip, 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
Second Lieutenant Ralph Clark, RM
Second Lieutenant William Faddy, RM
Midshipman Harry Brewer, RN
An Aboriginal Australian
John Arscott
Black Caesar
James “Ketch” Freeman
Robert Sideway
John Wisehammer
Mary Brenham
Dabby Bryant
Liz Morden
Duckling Smith


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