Our Country's Good extends run
TIMBERLAKE Wertenbaker’s Olivier Award-winning play, Our Country’s Good, has extended its run at St James Theatre by two weeks – until Saturday, March 23, 2013.
Previously Posted: Out of Joint Artistic Director Max Stafford-‐Clark has announced the full cast for his forthcoming revival of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Our Country’s Good, which runs at St James Theatre from January 30 to March 9, 2013 following a UK tour.
Dominic Thorburn, fresh from Ed Hall’s acclaimed Propeller productions of Henry V and The Winter’s Tale, will play Lieutenant Ralph Clark, with Laura Dos Santos as Mary Brenham.
Laura Dos Santos won acclaimed reviews and was nominated Outstanding Newcomer at the Evening Standard Awards for her performance in the Menier Chocolate Factory’s production of Educating Rita, which also played at Trafalgar Studios.
Australia 1789: An ambitious young lieutenant, Ralph Clark, is set the task of directing a cast of dispirited convicts in the Restoration comedy The Recruiting Officer. But with growing suspicion from his fellow officers, just two copies of the script, his leading lady about to be hanged, and an uncontrollable passion for the convict Mary Brenham, Ralph’s – and Australia’s – first theatre production is in trouble from the start.
The cast also includes Damola Adelaja, Helen Bradbury, John Hollingworth, Lisa Kerr, Matthew Needham, Kathryn O’Reilly, Ciarán Owens and Ian Redford.
Ian Redford will play the multiple roles of Captain Campbell, Harry Brewer and convict John Arscott. His theatre credits include the title role in A Dish of Tea with Dr Johnson (Out of Joint) and Six Degrees of Separation (Old Vic). On television, he played Keith Appleyard in Coronation Street for two years.
Helen Bradbury will play Dabby Bryant and William Faddy. Her previous theatre work includes Top Girls (Out of Joint), The Last Duchess (Hampstead Theatre) and Crash (West Yorkshire Playhouse).
Following her performance in Top Girls in the West End last year, Lisa Kerr returns to Out of Joint to play Duckling Smith. Between the tour and London run of Our Country’s Good, she will revive her acclaimed performance in the title role of Bristol Tobacco Factory’s Cinderella, which transfers to the St James Theatre over Christmas.
Directed by Max Stafford-‐Clark, Our Country’s Good is designed by Tim Shortall, with lighting by Johanna Town and sound by Andy Smith.
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