Friday, February 09, 2007

Our Country's Good

Our Country's Good | Theatre story | Guardian Unlimited Arts

BBC Liverpool - Our Country's Good

Saw a superbly ambitious play at the Playhouse on Friday. Our Country's Good set in the newly established penal colony in 1789 New South Wales. A bunch of convicts are being encouraged to put on a play by an earnest lieutenant with the blessing of the new governor (and the chagrin of the more disciplinarian officers). The stalls at The Playhouse have been gutted to raise the audience onto one big performance area. Some of the scenes you really did feel part of the action. Highly recommended, it’s a top play and it has a really great cast.

Our Country’s Good @ Playhouse Theatre

Echo Interview

Speaking of penal colonies (Do you see what I did there) the English are at last putting up a fight down under. Having forced an Australian collapse in the first innings of the first final of the triangular series our downtrodden no-hopers found themselves 15-3 at the start of their reply. Cue a tremendous fight by Bell, Collingwood and Flintoff and a nail biting win for England (4 wickets and 4 balls to spare). Unbelievable knock by Collingwood to complement his two run-outs and a catch whilst fielding. Brilliant to see the spirit back in the side….as I said last week about the rugby boys one swallow doesn’t make a summer but it’s nice to see.

BBC report

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