Where Once Our Voices Led

by Keith Scott
Opening Night 01 August 2013
Director: Keith Scott

It is 1899, Bob Godston, a boy from the ‘back blocks’ has been sent to board at Otago Boys’ High. He is co-opted by the weekly newspaper, The Otago Witness, to write a series of letters to its children’s column, ‘Dot’s Little Folk’. His letters, his life at school, and at home in the holidays, take us on a rollercoaster ride through the three terms of his school year.
But beyond the prep room and the football field there is the patriotic fervour that engulfed colonial society of the time. Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee was celebrated in 1897, then the 50th anniversary of the Otago in 1898. Then came a war: A war that tested loyalties, and relationships, both political and personal. The result is a rite of passage – for all.


William Fenwick Nigel Ensor 
Steve Godston Dougal Braid 
Bob Godston James Tregonning  
Ernie Godston Arnie Tregonning 
Frank Godston Dale Neill 
Amelia Godston Kimberley Buchan 
Matron Sarah Tregonning  
Jack Duncan Jeffrey Steele 
Harry Caughley Oscar Macdonald  
Mr Montgomery Brook Bray 


Production Manager Belinda Leckie 
Stage Manager Christine Johnstone 
Properties Christine Johnstone 
Set Construction Ray Fleury 
Sound And Lighting Alexandra Ross 
Wardrobe Sofie Welvaert 
Publicity Keith Scott 
Photography Riley Baker 
Playwright Keith Scott 
Nigel Ensor.
Dougal Braid, James Tregonning , Arnie Tregonning.
Arnie Tregonning, Dale Neill, Kimberley Buchan, James Tregonning .
Jeffrey Steele, Sarah Tregonning , Oscar Macdonald .
Brook Bray.
Hosted by Friends of the Globe Theatre Incorporated