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Our Country’s Good – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Timberlake Wertenbaker Director: Fiona Buffini Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Timberlake Wertenbaker’s 1988 play Our Country’s Good seems an apt and almost perfect choice for the third of Ramps on the Moon theatre’s annual touring productions with UK repertory theatres. This collaboration, with Nottingham Playhouse, is currently on tour and with a 17 strong integrated cast of deaf and disabled actors. ...

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Our Country’s Good – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Timberlake Wertenbaker  Director: Fiona Buffini Reviewer: Molly Richardson  Inspired by true stories and based on Thomas Kenally’s novel The Playmaker, Our Country’s Good transports the audience to 1787 for a powerful comedic drama about the harsh realities that convicts and slaves faced in the 1700s. After sailing over 700 of them to Australia, they are kept as prisoners with ...

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The Love Of The Nightingale – Circomedia, Bristol

Writer: Timberlake Wertenbaker Directors: Paul Clarkson and Kim Durham Reviewer: Kris Hallett Funny how often theatre can feel like buses. You wait ages to see a production and then two turn up one after another. Connor McPherson’s The Weir will play at both Bristol’s flagship theatres within a year of each other, but only seven short months separate two productions of Timberlake ...

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Winter Hill – The Octagon, Bolton

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Writer: Timberlake Wertenbaker Director: Elizabeth Newman Reviewer: Harriet Mallion Winter Hill is a familiar landmark in the North West, its shining beacon is a glowing reminder of lofty heights, wet, wild nature and windswept moors. From a romanticised view of this iconic landmark is born a new production from writer Timberlake Wertenbaker which imagines a no-so-distant future where the pristine ...

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The Love Of The Nightingale – Bierkeller Bristol

Writer: Timberlake Wertenbaker Director: Miranda Cromwell Reviewer: Kris Hallett After the sugary excesses of the Christmas season trust Bristol Old Vic’s Young Company to start a new year of theatre with something as bracing as Timberlake Wertenbaker’s play The Love Of The Nightingale. Originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1988, its themes of male privilege and issues of consent seems ...

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Our Country’s Good – Curve, Leicester

Writer: Timberlake Wertenbaker Director: Nikoli Foster Reviewer: Phil Lowe   This production at Curve Leicester is directed by professional director Nikoli Foster collaborating with a cast of talented students from De Montfort University Leicester. The cast of 16 (with necessary doubling) play over twenty characters ranging from Royal Marines, dispirited convicts, and members of the Georgian judicial system all set ...

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Our Country’s Good – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Writer: Timberlake Wertenbaker Director: Max Stafford-Clark Reviewer: Niall Harman Timberlake Wertenbaker’sOur Country’s Goodhas proved to be one of the Royal Court Theatre’s most popular and enduring hits since its 1988 premiere, spawning countless revivals and becoming a classroom staple. This touring production sees original director Max Stafford-Clark return to the piece more than a quarter of a century after he ...

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Our Country’s Good – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Timberlake Wertenbarker Director: Gerry Mulgrew Reviewer: Lesley J. Russell Eleven actors from the Masters in Classical and Contemporary Text programme at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland take on the 22 rôles of Timberlake Wertenbarker’s playOur Country’s Goodbased on the Thomas Keneally novelThe Playmaker. The play premiered in 1988 at the Royal Court and is based on the true story ...

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