Sixth-for­m­ers tackle 1780s mil­i­tary drama

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THE fi­nal prepa­ra­tions are un­der-way for Che­sham Gram­mar School’s sixth-form pro­duc­tion of Our Coun­try’s Good. The play is about 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.

The pupils have been com­pletely in charge of putting on the play, which they are do­ing in their own time, in­clud­ing per­form­ing, di­rect­ing, props, set, cos­tume and pub­lic­ity.

The pro­duc­tion is be­ing di­rected by 17-year-old Liam Bur­goyne.

The show has a sug­gested au­di­ence age of 15-plus owing to mild swear­ing and ref­er­ences to sex and vi­o­lence. What? Our Coun­try’s Good When? Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 4 to

Satur­day, De­cem­ber 6 at 7.30pm Where? Che­sham Gram­mar School, White Hill, Che­sham, HP5 1BA Cost? £8 (full), £6 (con­ces­sions) Email: events@che­sham­gram­mar.

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