Our Country's Good


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. Tells true story of a group of convicts and a young officer who rehearse and perform a play.
Our Country's Good at Theatre Royal (Stratford East)

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Overview


Genre: Comedy drama
Venue: Theatre Royal (Stratford East)
Starts: Wednesday 25 April 2018
Closes: Saturday 5 May 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


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.


Synopsis


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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Theatre


Name:


Postal address:
Gerry Raffles Square
Stratford
London E15 1BN

Box office tel: 020 8534 0310

Box office email: Send Mail

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 25 April 2018

Closes:Saturday 5 May 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Saturday - 2-30pm

Thursday - 1-00pm (3 May)


Tickets


Standard:
£10 - £24

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Access information


Relaxed Performance:

Thu 3 May 2018 1:00 PM


Creatives


Author: Timberlake Wertenbaker
Composer: Jon Nicholls
Director: 

Fiona Buffini

Simon Startin (Associate Director)


Designer: Neil Murray
Lighting: Mark Jonathan
Sound: Jon Nicholls
Production: Ramps on the Moon and Nottingham Playhouse

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