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.
A Bristol Old Vic Theatre School production.<br />A comic masterpiece, Tom Jones is deservedly a classic in English literature. Sheer fun and bursting with bawdy scenes, it's a tasty treat from beginning to end. Expelled from Mr Allworthy's country estate for his wild temper and sexual conquests, the good-hearted foundling Tom Jones loses his money, joins the army and pursues his beloved across Britain to London, where he becomes a kept lover,,, Our hero's actions were, in 1749, as shocking as they are funny today and joyously relevent to a modern day audience.
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.