Our Country's Good

At Nottingham Playhouse


Our Country’s Good is both a comedy and a powerful drama which shows us how we can escape the chains that bind us.

In 1787, a fleet of ships carrying over 700 convicts set sail on an eight month voyage. When they arrive in Australia, their survival is by no means certain: supplies are running out, the convicts are stealing 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.

Our Country’s Good is a touring production made in co-production with multi-award winning Ramps on the Moon, whose previous collaborations over the last two years include the comedy hit The Government Inspector and a critically acclaimed version of The Who’s Tommy. The production features the creative use of audio description, captioning and British Sign Language interpretation. Our Country’s Good will be touring across the UK, for more information visit rampsonthemoon.co.uk.

Age 14+ due to strong language and nudity

Set Tour – Saturday 17 March 2018 at 2.30pm


Australia’s Convict Colonisers: The men and women of the First Fleet and the penal crisis which sent them there (BSL Interpreted)
With Professor Bob Shoemaker, University of Sheffield
Wednesday 14 March, 6.15pm – 7pm
Please reserve in advance

A Rough Guide to Our Country’s Good (BSL Interpreted) 
With Fiona Buffini, director of Our County’s Good
Wednesday 21 March, 6:30pm – 7:15pm
Please reserve in advance

Schools Tickets
School tickets are £12 each (subject to availability). One teacher goes free with every ten tickets purchased. 
Book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.
Take a look at our range of wraparound workshops and sessions for your school in connection with Our Country’s Good.

Groups Tickets
Groups of 10 or more can save up to 20% on tickets (subject to availability). Book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.

Nottingham Playhouse

Wellington Circus
0115 9419419

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