Our Country’s Good

A drama by Timberlake Wertenbaker
November 2019
Directed by Carolyn Taylor

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“Our Country’s Good” is a 1988 play written by British playwright, Timberlake Wertenbaker, adapted from the Thomas Keneally novel “The Playmaker”. It is a piece of epic theatre that probes the divide between authority and transgression. The story concerns a group of Royal Marines and convicts in a penal colony in New South Wales, Australia in the 1780s, who put on a production of George Farquhar’s city comedy “The Recruiting Officer”. The intent was to aid the rehabilitation of prisoners who would become free citizens after serving their term.

Please note that we consider this play unsuitable for young children.

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