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Play Readings and Auditions

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Social Readings, Workshops, and Auditions for the 2024 Season

Our Country's Good -- directed by Maggie Ford

We are still looking for a Harry Brewer for our November production of Our Country's Good.

Harry should have a playing age of late 20s - late 30s. He is a midshipman in the Navy who is involved with a young woman from the convict camp. He is responsible for hanging the young man she used to be involved with and his guilt drives him mad through the course of the play. This is a really interesting and gritty part that someone could really sink their teeth into. If you're interested please get in touch with Maggie Ford, the director. You can see the script on our Members Page.

Our Country's Good is a 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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