Our Country's Good  
Our Country's Good

by Timberlake Wertenbaker

Directed by Peta Barker

Wednesday 8 - Saturday 18 February, 2023

At the Tower Theatre, Stoke Newington

Photography by Robert Piwko

Cast List

Capt Arthur Phillip, RN (Governor in Chief NSW) : Georgia Koronka
Major Robbie Ross, RM : Alexander Gordon-Wood
Capt David Collins RM, Advocate General (Judge) : Timothy Perkin
Capt Watkin Tench, RM : Ollie Liddell
Capt Jemmy Campbell RM : Georgina Carey
(Thursday 9 Feb played by Anna Blackburn)
Reverend Johnson : Heather Dalton
Lieutenant Will Dawes RM/Second Lieutenant William Faddy, RM : Rebecca Hill
Second Lieutenant Ralph Clark RM : Jonathan Wober
Midshipman Harry Brewer RN : Rebecca Allan

The Aborigine : Liam Brown
(Wednesday 15 Feb played by Peta Barker)

John Arscott : Ollie Liddell
Black Caesar : Liam Brown
(Wednesday 15 Feb played by Peta Barker)
James "Ketch” Freeman : Yasir Senna
Robert Sideway : Timothy Perkin
John Wisehammer : Georgia Koronka
Mary Brenham : Rebecca Hill
Dabby Bryant : Rebecca Allan
Liz Morden : Heather Dalton
Duckling Smith : Georgina Carey
(Thursday 9 Feb played by Anna Blackburn)
Meg Long : Heather Dalton

 

Production Team

Director : Peta Barker
Set Design : Peta Barker
Costume Design : Anna Lindén
Lighting Design : Samuel Littley
Sound Design : Peta Barker & Jacqui Dickson
Additional Sound : Colin Guthrie, Laurence Tuerk
Music for The Gloucester Clipper and Botany Bay : Colin Guthrie
Lyrics for The Gloucester Clipper : Helen Edmundson

Stage Manager : Ruth Kirby
Assistant Director & ASM : Jacqui Dickson
Lighting Operator : Nigel Oram
Sound Operator : Anna Kidd
Asst Costume Designers : Izzy Putt, Emma Efkeman
Make-Up and Special Effects : Alexa Wall
Publicity Coordinator : James Johnston



Georgia Koronka
Georgia Koronka joined the Company in October 2022 and swiftly enjoyed her debut performance in the Halloween Production of Ghost Stories. She is thrilled to be performing on the main stage for the first time, having trained behind the scenes at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, studying for a BA in Costume Production. Our Country’s Good was the first production she worked on during her training, so she is very much looking forward to having a turn in front of the backcloth for this rendition.
  Alexander Gordon-Wood
Alexander Gordon-Wood is a long-standing member of the Tower Theatre performing in Trainspotting, The Slab Boys and nine Shakespeare plays. He has also worked for Warner Bros in Polar Express - Storyteller Santa; at the Rose Theatre in Measure for Measure and Shakespeare's Women; 13 seasons with the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival (26 plays); the 2019 Fouzhou International Drama Festival, China (as Polonius in Hamlet); Reservoir Dogs (Secret Theatre); Earthquakes in London and Three Sisters (Arts Theatre); Twelfth Night (Selladoor Theatre); The Country Wife (Actors Gymnasium); Uncle Vanya (Union Theatre); Money from America (Old Red Lion); Gorgeous Gael (Kings Head); Mary Stuart (Edinburgh); Dracula (Wimbledon/Edinburgh); Dead Dad Dog (Mountview PG Directors). Film and TV appearances include Jack the Ripper True Story and many of the Harry Potter films.
Timothy Perkin
This is Timothy Perkin’s debut Tower performance; he joined as a member in October 2022. He is an improviser, with experience of long-form comedy and musical improv (making up a musical on the spot). Timothy spends his day times as a sustainability consultant and advises corporate clients on identifying and managing human rights. Tim is looking forward to his first production with the Tower.
  Jonathan Wober
Jonathan Wober joined the Tower in 2009, when he appeared in The Archbishop’s Ceiling and Dangerous Corner. He has toured to Paris in three Shakespeare plays and to Cornwall's Minack Theatre in David Copperfield and The Return of the Marionettes. Other Tower productions include The Odd Couple, Jump to Cow Heaven, The Kitchen Sink, Farewell to the Theatre, Handbagged and Harvey. Elsewhere, he has appeared in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Ravenscourt Arts Theatre) and #WeAreArrested (Arcola Theatre/Royal Shakespeare Company a co-production). He was last on the Tower stage in the Love and Survival festival in 2021, but Our Country's Good is his first full length Tower play since King Charles III in 2019.
Georgina Carey
Our Country's Good is Georgina Carey’s first production with the Tower Theatre. She has previously performed with the Edinburgh University Opera Group and Bedlam Theatre group; notable credits including Into the Woods and Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest. She is currently working as an Art Teacher at Hammersmith Academy and sixth form and is looking very much forward to her future with the Tower Theatre.
  Heather Dalton
Heather Dalton has been an acting member of the Tower Theatre for six years. Past performances include Isabella Bird, Joyce and Mrs Kidd in Top Girls, Lady Croom in Arcadia, and Mrs Eynsford-Hill in Pygmalion. With other drama groups her roles have included Ruth in Blithe Spirit (Wanstead Players) and Joyce Tindall in Enlightenment (Woodhouse Players).
Rebecca Hill
This is Rebecca Hill's third production with the Tower, having played a mobster in To Kill a Mockingbird and Nerissa in The Merchant of Venice. Elsewhere she has played Francisca in Measure for Measure and she learnt to fly as John Darling in Peter Pan. She has also played two 'ladies of the night' in Jekyll and Hyde and Doctor Spence in Thriller of the Year. Rebecca is thrilled to be playing dual parts in Our Country’s Good.
  Ollie Liddell
Ollie Liddell is making his debut at the Tower Theatre, joining as a member in December last year. Having studied a two year course at ArtsEd Chiswick, he is looking forward to performing in his first full length play. Ollie is excited to be acting in Our Country’s Good, playing two different roles.
Rebecca Allan
Ex Drama school grad Rebecca Allan has performed in previous Tower shows Table, Trainspotting, A Passage to India and Queers, to name a few. She cannot wait to take on two very different roles and share her latest venture with you!
  Liam Brown
This is Liam Brown’s second appearance with the Tower Theatre; he first appeared in Saturnalia - part of the Writers Room - December last year - when he played the role of Marcus which was a fun and challenging experience. Previously seen on stage some ten years ago, Liam is just returning to the acting arena. His creative outlet to date is a project creating a catalogue of music available for streaming. Liam is looking forward to acting in dual roles in Our Country’s Good.
Yasir Senna
Yasir Senna is an actor/writer/director, whose previous credits include Solyony in The Three Sisters, the Prince in Romeo and Juliet and Sergei in Platonov. Our Country's Good is Yasir’s fifth Tower Production; he previously performed in A Passage to India, Talk Radio, Largo Desolato and Her Naked Skin. Yasir also stages his self-penned plays through his company, Razor Sharp Productions; the next production is due to be staged next year.
  Peta Barker
Peta Barker's acting credits include Ariel and Caliban (The Tempest), Iago (Othello), Mrs Yajnavalkya (Valmouth), The Voice of Audrey II - the Plant (The Little Shop of Horrors), Mbongeni (Woza Albert!), Scullery (Road), Ash (Dealer's Choice), Jack Mullen (The Weir), John (Shining City), Derek (Brighton Beach Scumbags) Hoke (Driving Miss Daisy), Evan (Sweat), Joe (Port Authority) and Coram Boy. Directing credits include Blue Remembered Hills, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Burn This, Lysistrata, Brimstone and Treacle, The Lieutenant of Inishmore and Arcadia. He adapted/directed Russell Hoban's novel Kleinzeit, and played Snug the Joiner in the Tower Theatre Team in the RSC's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.