Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good is a moving and funny play, but most of all it is a cry of triumph for the power and enduring worth of theatre and it ends on a heart-lifting note. Dealing with the story of the first play to be performed on Australian soil to an audience of convicts, gaolers, Officers and marines of the fleet by a cast of convicts, it follows the development of the play and the convict players.
To anyone who loves musical theatre, ‘G&S’ means melody, irreverence, wit and fun. This version has thoroughly updated the Victorian operetta allowing today’s theatre goer a fresh look at this classic. All the original songs and tunes are included in a careful mixture of traditional style and updated music and comey. A very funny show.
This is the musical made internationally famous by Yul Brynner as the King of Siam with Deborah Kerr as Anna Leonowens - the governess to his many children by his many wives. Most people know the story of their fiery relationship and her attempts to civilise him and his efforts to do the best for his country and his family. This is the romance that gave birth to such classics as 'Getting to Know You', 'I Whistle a Happy Tune', 'Hello Young Lovers' and 'Shall We Dance?'.