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Our Country's Good archiveBased on a heart-warming true story, the play follows a group of 18th Century convicts and officers as they confront a savage new land. These jailbirds, male and female, have no rights and their treatment is as ferocious as the landscape. But one man defies the rules. Lt Ralph Clark creates the very first piece of theatre ever to be performed in Australia, The Recruiting Officer. The drama mounts as the convicts rehearse, and their hopes for a new life grow stronger. Incredibly the play will go on! Our Country's Good was first presented at the Royal Court Theatre, London on 10 September 1988. Note: The convicts use explicit language and this award-winning play contains scenes which some people might find shocking. Running time: approx. 2hrs 30mins with one interval

Cast/Performers

Damola Adelaja, Helen Bradbury (Dabby Bryant/William Faddy), Laura Dos Santos (Mary Brenham), John Hollingworth, Lisa Kerr (Duckling Smith), Matthew Needham, Kathryn O'Reilly, Ciaran Owens, Ian Redford (Captain Campbell/Harry Brewer/John Arscott), Dominic Thorburn (Lieutenant Ralph Clark)

Creatives/Company

Author: Timberlake Wertenbaker
Presented by: Karl Sydow
Producer(s): Out of Joint, Octagon Theatre Bolton Productions
Director: Max Stafford-Clark
Design: Tim Shortall
Lighting: Johanna Town
Sound: Andy Smith
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.

Our Country's Good

Our Country's Good (Play) production archive for QTIX code T1483734218. Details of all Our Country's Good archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S4495

Archive Listings

30 Jan 13
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23 Mar 13
The Other Palace
Inner London
Greater London
14 Nov 12
to
24 Nov 12
Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse)
Leeds
West Yorkshire
6 Nov 12
to
10 Nov 12
Watford Palace Theatre
Watford
Hertfordshire
23 Oct 12
to
27 Oct 12
The Playhouse
Oxford
Oxfordshire
16 Oct 12
to
20 Oct 12
NST Campus
Southampton
Hampshire
9 Oct 12
to
13 Oct 12
Everyman Theatre
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
2 Oct 12
to
6 Oct 12
Arts Centre
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
25 Sep 12
to
29 Sep 12
Old Rep
Birmingham
West Midlands
3 Sep 12
to
22 Sep 12
Octagon Theatre
Bolton
Greater Manchester

UKTW News/Reviews

Our Country's Good review
26Oct12: Our Country's Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker. Out of Joint. Oxford Playhouse.
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News: Our Country's Good
14Jun12: A chance to sit in on Max Stafford-Clark's rehearsals
News: Our Country's Good
10Apr12: Max Stafford-Clark to revive Timberlake Wertenbaker's modern classic this Autumn

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