Image: Theatre Royal (Stratford East)
Our Country's Good is a touring production made in co-production with the brilliant Ramps on the Moon and Nottingham Playhouse, whose previous collaborations over the last two years include the comedy hit The Government Inspector and a critically acclaimed version of The Who's Tommy.
The production features the creative use of audio description, captioning and British Sign Language interpretation.
Note: post-show talk on 1 May 2018.
Our Country's Good is both a comedy and a powerful drama, which shows us how we can escape the chains that bind us.
In 1787, ships each with over 700 convicts on board set sail on an eight-month voyage.
When they arrive in Australia, their survival is by no means certain: supplies are running out, the convicts are stealing food or trying to escape and the guards are threatening mutiny.
Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good tells the extraordinary true story of a group of convicts and a young officer who rehearse and perform a play - Australia's first theatrical production.
With opposition from the officers and a leading lady who may be hanged, the odds are stacked against them.
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London E15 1BN
Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 7‑30pm
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday - 2-30pm
Thursday - 1-00pm (3 May)
Thu 3 May 2018 1:00 PM
Author: Timberlake Wertenbaker
Composer: Jon Nicholls
Simon Startin (Associate Director)
Designer: Neil Murray
Lighting: Mark Jonathan
Sound: Jon Nicholls
Production: Ramps on the Moon and Nottingham Playhouse