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November play reading:

Our Country's Good

by Timberlake Wertenbaker.

1st November 2021

The Rec Pavilion

(green building on the Rec grounds, behind The Rec sports ground)

Doors open at 19.00 ahead of a 19.30 reading. 

Our Country's Good is a 1988 play written by British playwright, Timberlake Wertenbaker, adapted from the Thomas Keneally novel The Playmaker. The story concerns a group of Royal Marines and convicts in a penal colony in New South Wales, in the 1780s, who put on a production of The Recruiting Officer.

It was first staged at the Royal Court Theatre, London, on 10 September 1988, directed by Max Stafford-Clark. It ran on Broadway in 1991.

NEXT PRODUCTION:

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Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood

 

This is a new panto, being written as you read this, with lots of relevant jokes about vaccines, home schooling, and lockdowns. 

 

The villainous and greedy Sheriff of Nottingham is already guardian to the rich and beautiful Maid Marian, when he hears of the Babes, a brother and sister who have been orphaned and have plenty of cash. Even though Nottingham is in the grip of a plague, he sends his evil but incompetent henchmen / women (Vi and Russ) to bring them, by force if necessary, to Nottingham Castle.

 

Meanwhile, Robin Hood and his Merry Men are having a tough time in lockdown, everyone getting cross and frustrated, especially Scarlett (Will Scarlett or Won't She?) who has been wooed by Robin for ages but can't decide to marry him. There are also the Big and Little Johns, Much the Miller's daughter (who Scarlett will eventually marry), and Fryer Tuck, who's running a takeaway fish & chips business.

 

Tickets will be on sale soon...

Recent events:

Bath Drama presents: Time Flies

An evening of David Ives' comedy one-acts.

The Rondo Theatre

Wednesday 23 - Saturday 26 June 2021

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March's play reading & discussion: The Jungle

Thursday, 25th March 2021 - 19.30 - 22.00

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February's play reading: Under Milk Wood

Thursday, 25th February 2021 - 19.45 - 22.00

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January's play reading: Androcles & the Lion

Thursday, 21st January 2021 - 19.45 - 22.00

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Bath Drama's 2020 AGM - 12 October, 19.30 - 21.30