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General Committee

Responsible for over all running of the society including the AGM, venues, accounts, front of house, publicity and membership.
For queries, please choose the appropriate contact from the list below or Contact info@gardensuburbtheatre.org.uk

Kayne McCutcheon 
Chair
chair@gardensuburbtheatre.org.uk



Mary Musker 
Secretary
secretary@gardensuburbtheatre.org.uk

Mo Colmans
Membership Secretary
membership@gardensuburbtheatre.org.uk

Alicia Crisp
Treasurer
treasurer@gardensuburbtheatre.org.uk

TBC
Publicity
publicity@gardensuburbtheatre.org.uk

Other Elected Committee Members

Saria Babiker

Emily Elvin-Poole

Emily Haggard

Joanne Moore

Casting and Selection

Reports to General Committee. Responsible for sourcing and selecting directors and plays for each season, and providing oversight and support to the auditioning and casting process for each play.
Contact castingandselection@gardensuburbtheatre.org.uk

Emma Pleass
Chair

John Colmans 
Secretary

Other Elected Committee Members

Michael Reffold 

Debbie Lane

Andy Farrer

Unrehearsed Play Reading Committee

Organises a free and fun members only play reading every couple of months. Please note that you must be a member to participate. For more information please contact playreading@gardensuburbtheatre.org.uk

Kay Graham
Chair

Mo Colmans
Secretary

Other Committee Members

Tim Messom

Sue Miller

Paula Morris

Our Show’s Good!

Four Stars from Sardines for Our Country’s Good. Tickets still available for this funny, compelling and moving show.

“blessed with extremely talented actors”

“… whole production has been put together so well.
Quite a complex script is made to be clear, understandable and enjoying.”

Running in Rep with the captivating The Merchant of Venice

Only for the next two weeks!

Tickets are on sale now! (Click Here)

Our Country’s Good

Meet Harry Brewer, Cpt Campbell and Arscott

Meet Midshipman Harry Brewer, played by Mark Overall. A troubled man, Harry is in a relationship with Duckling which brings him some comfort but he still has to battle his demons…

Mark is also playing John Arscott, a convict whose escape attempts don’t quite go according to plan and who has almost given up hope when he lands a role in Ralph’s play.

Mark’s third and final role (phew!) will be Captain Jemmy Campbell, who acts as Major Ross’ intimidating right hand man and keeps the convicts cowering.

Our Country’s Good runs 5th – 20th July

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Our Country’s Good

Meet Dabby Bryant, Meg Long and Lt. Faddy.

Meet Dabby Bryant, played by Anna Rolfe. A bold, no-nonsense, practical female convict, Dabby has found a friend (or someone to boss around at least) in Mary – but this doesn’t stop her dreaming of returning to her beloved Devon.
Anna is also playing Meg Long, an older female convict with a distinctive nickname – and body odour!
And as if that wasn’t enough, Anna has a third role – Second Lieutenant William Faddy, who makes his strong feelings of dislike towards Ralph Clark known at every opportunity.

Our Country’s Good runs 5th – 20th July

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Our Country’s Good

Meet Ralph Clark

Meet Second Lieutenant Ralph Clark, played by Warren Lustig. Eager to prove himself to his superior officers, Ralph agrees to take on the task of directing a production of The Recruiting Officer starring the convicts.
But far from home and his beloved wife Betsey Alicia, and in charge of a bunch of rowdy colourful characters, will the responsibility prove too much for him?

Warren is the only member of our cast playing just one character – come meet Ralph at performances of Our Country’s Good in a few weeks’ time!

Our Country’s Good runs 5th – 20th July

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Our Country’s Good

Meet Mary Brenham and Reverend Johnson

Meet Mary Brenham, played by Jess Taylor. The quietest and most shy of the female convicts, Mary is sometimes overshadowed by her confident best friend Dabby. But will being given the lead female role in Lieutenant Clark’s play help Mary come out of her shell? 

Jess is also playing the Reverend Johnson, the colony’s “moral guide” who raises some concerns about the content of Ralph’s play.

Our Country’s Good runs 5th – 20th July

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Our Country’s Good

Meet Caesar and Lieutenant Johnston

Meet Caesar, played by Gideon Benari. Caesar’s non-British background (he’s from Madagascar) sets him apart from the other convicts, but he knows he can always turn to his ancestors for guidance.

Gideon will also be playing Lieutenant George Johnston, who supports the play Ralph is putting on and advocates for the female convicts – but perhaps has an ulterior motive for doing so.

Our Country’s Good runs 5th – 20th July

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Our Country’s Good

Meet Sideway and Judge Collins

Meet Robert Sideway, played by Clare Janew. Once a master pickpocket (or so he says) on the mean streets of London, Sideway is at a bit of a loose end in the colony – until he seizes on the opportunity to fulfil his dreams of being on stage and joins the cast of Ralph’s play.

Clare will also be playing Captain Davey Collins, who acts as the Judge of the colony and tries to maintain a fair, balanced process.

Our Country’s Good runs 5th – 20th July

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Our Country’s Good

Meet Major Ross and Ketch Freeman

Meet Major Robbie Ross – played by Alice Gill-Carey. A man filled with rage and never afraid to take this out on those around him, Ross strikes fear in the hearts of the convicts with his aggressive approach to keeping the colony in line.

Almost his exact opposite, Alice will also be playing James “Ketch” Freeman, the colony’s hangman who doesn’t have many friends among his fellow convicts and who usually finds himself the recipient of abuse and insults.

Our Country’s Good runs 5th – 20th July

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Our Country’s Good

Meet Duckling and Captain Tench

Meet Duckling Smith, played by Libby Curley! Duckling lives with Midshipman Harry Brewer and enjoys the privileges of her slightly elevated position in comparison to her fellow convicts. But at the same time she has to cope with Harry keeping a close eye on her at all hours of the day and night, when all she wants is a bit of freedom… 

Libby will also be playing Captain Watkin Tench, a hard nosed Officer with some firm ideas about how the colony should be run and how the convicts should be treated. 

Our Country’s Good runs 5th – 20th July

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Our Country’s Good

Meet Wisehammer and Governor Phillip

Meet Governor Arthur Phillip, played by Steve Chapman. He thought his military career was over and was ready for a quiet retirement, but now he finds himself in charge of a penal colony in far flung New South Wales. Faced with unruly convicts and disgruntled officers, will he be able to maintain order?

Steve will also be playing John Wisehammer, a convict with a love of words and dreams of being a writer, who butts heads with Lieutenant Clark for a variety of reasons…

Our Country’s Good runs 5th – 20th July

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Our Country’s Good

Meet Liz Morden and Lieutenant Dawes

Liz Morden – played by Emily Hill – is a fierce female convict who’s had an extremely tough life and isn’t afraid to take it out on those around her. A force to be reckoned with, can Liz escape the blame that always seems to be piled on her and find some hope for the future? 

Emily will also be playing Lieutenant Dawes, who – as the colony’s resident astronomer – literally has his head in the clouds.

Our Country’s Good runs 5th – 20th July

Tickets are on sale now! (Click Here)