Our Country's Good
“A play is a world in itself. A tiny colony we could say. And you are in charge of it. That is a great responsibility”
Australia. 1788. A boatload of disease and disdain spews onto a foreign shore. As the soldiers struggle to impose order on the outcasts of the old society, a benevolent governor seizes on the notion of a play. In the shadow of the gallows and the gum tree the convicts gather and rehearsals begin for The Recruiting Officer.
Based on real events Timberlake Wertenbaker’s award winning modern classic is an inspiring tale of the transforming power of theatre.
Join us for a rousing and boisterous theatrical journey and experience the Playhouse as you’ve never seen it before.
“Highly theatrical, often funny and at times dark and disturbing”
LIVERPOOL EVERYMAN AND PLAYHOUSE