Our Country’s Good Tickets
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Our Country’s Good Tickets

Experience the triumph of the human spirit against all odds.
Our Country’s Good Tickets
Our Country’s Good Tickets

About Our Country’s Good

“Spewed from our country, forgotten, bound to the dark edge of the earth…” Thomas Barrett, aged 17. Transported seven years for stealing one ewe sheep. James Freeman, aged 25. Transported 14 years for assault on a sailor. Dorothy Handland, aged 82. Stole a biscuit.

A ship, sailing 15,000 miles to Australia, is crammed with Britain’s convicts – a punishment for their crimes. After a life-threatening voyage they arrive in 1788. But keeping the colony disciplined is a brutal job, and cruelty is rife. To keep the convicts in line and attempt to ‘civilise’ this often desperate, violent, poverty stricken group, a young ambitious lieutenant, Ralph Clark, decides they should perform a play.

With a mostly illiterate cast, rising mistrust amongst the ranks, and the leading actor facing the gallows, this is a one of a kind theatre production…

In this brand new production, Timberlake Wertenbaker revisits her seminal play examining power and justice in the British justice system. Artistic Director Rachel O’Riordan (A Doll’s House, Iphigenia in Splott) directs this Olivier award winning classic based on the extraordinary true story of Australia’s first penal colony. With deportation as punishment more relevant than ever before, Our Country’s Good takes on new meaning in 2024.

Run time

2hr 45min. Incl. 1 interval.

Start date

5th September, 2024

End date

5th October, 2024

Age

Ages 14+.

Venue

King Street, Lyric Square, London, United Kingdom, W6 0QL

Directions

Location: Fringe/Off West End
Railway station: West Brompton
Bus numbers: 190, 266, 267, 391, H91
Night bus numbers: N9, N11

Show schedule

Day of weekEvening
Monday7:30 PM
Tuesday7:30 PM
Wednesday-
Thursday7:30 PM
Friday7:30 PM
Saturday7:30 PM
Sunday-

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