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, a fleet of ships carrying over 700 convicts 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.
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.
Our Country’s Good is a touring production made in co‑production with multi-award winning Ramps on the Moon, 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. Our Country’s Good will be touring across the UK, for more information visit rampsonthemoon.co.uk.
Age 14+ due to strong language and nudity.
The Guardian (3 stars): “Ramps on the Moon uses sign language and captioning brilliantly in a striking update of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s historical humanist play”
Touring across the UK:
Nottingham Playhouse (nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk)
Friday 9 March – Saturday 24 March
New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich (wolseytheatre.co.uk)
Wednesday 28 March – Saturday 7 April
West Yorkshire Playhouse (www.wyp.org.uk)
Wednesday 11 April – Saturday 21 April
Theatre Royal Stratford East (stratfordeast.com)
Wednesday 25 April – Saturday 5 May
Sheffield Theatres (sheffieldtheatres.co.uk)
Saturday 12 May – Saturday 19 May
Birmingham Repertory Theatre (www.birmingham-rep.co.uk)
Wednesday 23 May – Saturday 2 June
We provide British Sign Language Interpretation, Captioning, Audio Description for all performances for this production. A relaxed performance is also available.