Our Countrys Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker is based on The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally and comes to the Courtyard Theatre at West Yorkshire Playhouse from 11-21 April.
The plot revolves around a fleet of ships carrying over 700 convicts on an eight month voyage in 1787. When they arrive in Australia, their survival is by no means certain; supplies are running out, the convicts are sealing 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.
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