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Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good is set in an 18th Century Australian penal colony. When Second Lieutenant Ralph Clark, sets out with a cast of convicts to stage a production of Farquhar's The Recruiting Officer, he encounters more challenges than he bargained for. An absorbing, comic and often very moving examination of the redemptive power of theatre in a society that is in its infancy, Wertenbaker's play is spellbinding from the very beginning.
Captain Arthur Philip, RN/John Wisehammer - Tom Sparkes
Major Robbie Ross, RM/Ketch Freeman - Max Henry-Walsh
Captain David Collins, RM/Robert Sideway - Rory Thomas
Captain Watkin Tench, RM/The Aborigine/Black Caesar - Lladel Bryant
Captain Jemmy Campbell, RM/John Ascott/Harry Brewer - Assad Zaman
Second Lieutenant Ralph Clark, RM - Simon Jenkins
Lieutenant Will Dawes, RM/Liz Morden - Hayley Gowland
Lieutenant George Johnstone, RM/Duckling Smith - Mabel Wright
Reverend Johnson/Mary Brenham/Meg Long - Holly Fishman Crook
Second Lieutenant William Faddy, RM/Dabby Bryant - Elisha Michael-Sesay
Designer: Lara Booth
This event is one of 175 publically accessible events and exhibitions taking place in the UK and overseas throughout 2013 to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Manchester School of Art. Find out more...