Update 21/02/2024: Please note that this performance has been rescheduled to run from Thursday 21st November 2024 – Saturday 23rd November 2024 due to unforeseen circumstances. Ticket holders have been contacted.
Our Country’s Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker
Based on the novel The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally
This is a powerful play based on fact. It is a multi-layered piece about the novel The Playmaker which, in turn, is the story of those who performed the play The Recruiting Officer. It focusses on the rehearsing of the play among the convicts and officers in a Botany Bay penal colony in 1788. There is a hierarchy. There are abusers and victims. Characters cross boundaries. It is sad and tender and painful.
It is also a story of hope and redemption and demonstrates people can change. Barriers and stereotypes can fall away once people get to know each other.
Led by a Director with an absolute passion for the historic period in question and extensive knowledge of the actual settlement this promises to be an absorbing creative experience.
Unsuitable for under 14s
Very strong language and themes of cruelty and exploitation
This amateur production by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd on behalf of Samuel French Ltd