WINNER: NODA Best Regional Drama 2010
WINNER: 2 Eagle Awards 2011 - 'Best Production' & 'Outstanding Achievement'

Performed November 2010


Our Country's Good

1789: A new world populated by liars, thieves, rapists and whores.

Welcome to Australia. Let's play.

From the extraordinary novel 'The Playmaker' by award-winning author Thomas Kenneally 'Our Country's Good' tells the true story of the first theatrical production staged in Australia - performed by convicts.

Sydney 1789, Governor Phillip faces the challenges of building a new society out of bitter, resentful officers, and hundreds of thieves, pickpockets and murderers. In an effort to humanise the population, bring some culture to the colony, and provide alternative entertainment to public hangings, the progressive Governor decides to stage a play. 





Aborigine / Cpt. Tench RM /
Black Caesar
 Phil Stanley

2nd Lt. Ralph Clark RM Mik Horvath

Major Ross RM / Ketch Freeman |
Richard Stevenson

Wisehammer / Governor Cpt. Phillip RN | Terry Stephenson

Liz / Meg / Lt Dawes | Sandy Lane

Sideway / Cpt. Collins RM /
Ghost Handy Baker
| Jason Parker

Mary Brenham | Claire Davies

Midshipman Harry Brewer /
Cpt. Campbell RM
| Toby Bradford

Dabby Bryant | Jane Bailey

Arscott / Lt. Johnston RM | Phil Simcox

Duckling / RevJohnson | Marie Stone



Director Barry Taylor

Designer | Jon Crofts

Lighting Designer | Chris Poynter

Promotion | Phil Simcox & Marie Stone

Assistant Stage Manager | Becky Sandy

Set Building | Terry Stephenson

Original Music | Sue Stephenson

Production Co-ordinator | Trudy Taylor

Playwright | Timberlake Wertenbaker








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