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Our Country's Good

by Timberlake Wertenbaker

14th to 17th March 2007

The Beacon Centre
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The Play's The Thing

by Ferenc Molnár

performed by BTG May 2002

The action of the play takes place in a room in a castle on the Italian Rivera on a summer's day in 1929

It’s the roaring ‘20s and two successful (but constantly bickering) playwrights accompany their young protégé composer on an impromptu visit to a chateau in the south of France. Their idea is to surprise the young composer’s fiancé who is taking a brief (and luxurious) holiday before starting in their new West End show. But when they overhear the actress and her former lover (an ageing ‘lovey’) engaged in some pretty racy dialogue the young composer is distraught and threatens to tear-up the score to their new show. To save the day one of the playwrights decides to write a play based on the racy dialogue they have all overheard but give it an altogether innocent interpretation. At the same time the playwright wants to teach both the errant fiancé and her former lover a lesson they won’t forget.

Directed by Phillip Sheahan

Jonathan Margetts as Sandor Turai
Peter Kidson as Mansky
Gerry McCulloch as Albert Adam
Susie Bullock as Ilona Szabo
Peter Gilchrist as Almady
Andrew Rogers as Johann Dwornitschek
Jennie Parry-James as Miss Mell

Assistant Director - Helen Sharman
Production Manager - Lynne Benest
Stage Manager - John Twydle
Set Design - Andrew Rogers, Graham Southgate and Dana Kidson
Lighting - Eleanor Bateman
Sound - Matthew Smith
Wardrobe - Kay Rogers and Jenny Duffy
Properties - Cindy Linley and Claire Green
Front Of House - Sue Dorman and Team
Publicity - Lynne Benest
Front Of House Photographs - Norman Robson
Publicity Design - Phillip Sheahan
Programme Photography and Design - Sue Dorman

Production Dates were 22nd to 25th May 2002.

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