Our Country’s Good – readings and events

The 1985 Royal Court production of The Grace of Mary Traverse; Lesley Sharp and Jim Broadbent in Max Stafford-Clark’s 1988 production of The Recruiting Officer, which ran in rep with Our Country’s Good.

Along side our production of Our Country’s Good, we’ll be holding four rehearsed readings as well as a discussion with Max and Timberlake. All events take place at the St James Theatre, London.

Jefferson’s Garden by Timberlake Wertenbaker

Wednesday 6th March 2013, 4pm
World premiere.

Be the first to hear a new play from the writer of Our Country’s Good. As revolutionary fever grips the American Colonies, a young man leaves his family in search of freedom. As he moves from bloody battlefields to the elegant plantations of Virginia, and becomes increasingly entangled with the charismatic and elusive Thomas Jefferson, Christian discovers the contradictions at the heart of America’s foundation as well as in his own heart.
Cast includes Jude Akuwudike, Elliott Barnes-Worrell, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Kelly Burke, David Calder, Harry Hadden-PatonJohn Hollingworth, Alex Jennings, Lisa Kerr, Joanne Pearce, Ian Redford, Rebecca Scroggs, Sam Troughton

Directed by Adrian Noble

£5 Book Tickets


Past events:

Platform discussion with Max Stafford-Clark and Timberlake Wertenbaker

Monday 11 February 2013, 6.15pm
£Free. LISTEN TO A RECORDING OF THE DISCUSSION HERE

Three Birds Alighting on a Field by Timberlake Wertenbaker

Wednesday 13 February 2013, 4pm
“What does one prefer? An art that struggles to change the social contract, but fails? Or one that seeks to please and amuse, and succeeds?” – Robert Hughes
“What strip mining is to nature the art market has become to culture” – Robert Hughes
The much-praised satire on the art world in the boom-time 1980s.
Directed by Max Stafford Clark

 

The Grace of Mary Traverse by Timberlake Wertenbaker

Wednesday 20 February 2013, 4pm
A vividly imaginative story about the pretty, carefully-schooled daughter of a wealthy London merchant who becomes tired of her pampered life and goes in search of experience and emancipation on the streets of 18th Century London, with both comic and perilous results.
Directed by Blanche McIntyre
Cast includes Paul Bhattacharjee (Benedict in the RSC’s recent Much Ado About Nothing), Lisa Dillon (Cranford), Aden Gillett (Accolade), Matthew Needham (Our Country’s Good), Annabel Scholey (Being Human), Dominic Thorburn (Our Country’s Good), and Olivier Award-winner Sarah Woodward

The Recruiting Officer by George Farquhar

Wednesday 27 February 2013, 4pm
Here’s your chance to hear the comedy that the convicts stage in Our Country’s Good, with our cast playing the roles that their characters play.
Directed by Max Stafford Clark

 

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