UoD BA (Hons) Theatre Arts 1st Year Students present

Our Country’s Good

by Timberlake Wertenbaker

Tue 27 Feb, 2024

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Tue 27th February, 7.30pm
Price: INVITED AUDIENCE
A profoundly humane piece of theatre, steeped in suffering yet charged with hope, Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good (based on a true story) celebrates the redemptive power of art.

Observed by a lone, mystified Aboriginal Australian, the first convict ship arrives in Botany Bay, 1788, crammed with England’s outcasts. Colony discipline in this vast and alien land is brutal. Three proposed public hangings incite an argument: how best to keep the criminals in line, the noose or a more civilised form of entertainment?

The ambitious Second Lieutenant Ralph Clark steps forward with a play. But as the mostly illiterate cast rehearses, and a sense of common purpose begins to take hold, the young officer’s own transformation is as marked and poignant as that of his prisoners.

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Time: 7:30pm
Performance duration: 2 hours

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Standard: Free

View Dates and Book

Tue 27th February, 7.30pm
Price: INVITED AUDIENCE