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Play Readings and Auditions

Chatsworth-Players Into The Woods-2022-5


Social Readings, Workshops, and Auditions for the 2024 Season

Our Country's Good -- directed by Maggie Ford

This gritty comedy-drama is a 1988 play written by Timberlake Wertenbaker. Set in the first penal colony in Australia, it follows a group of marines and convicts as they attempt to stage a Restoration Comedy, The Recruiting Officer. The play shows the class system in the convict camp and discusses themes such as sexuality, punishment, the Georgian judicial system, and the idea that it is possible for "theatre to be a humanising force". Our Country's Good is covered in accolades, including the 1988 Laurence Olivier award for Play of the Year, a 1991 Tony Nomination for Best Play, and a 1991 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Foreign Play.


Performance dates: 

Fri/Sat/Sun 15/16/17 November Medway Centre, Bakewell

Thurs/Fri/Sat 21/22/23 November Wirksworth Town Hall

Audition dates: 

Thank you to everyone who came to audition. All the female roles are cast. If you are interested in being part of the show in any way, please email us. Rehearsals begin in September.

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