Our Country's Good

Tue 23rd – Sat 27th Oct 2012

NO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

“Rarely has the redemptive, transcendental power of theatre been argued with such eloquence and passion. (The Independent)”

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SUMMARY

Australia, 1789. An ambitious young lieutenant, Ralph Clark, is set the task of directing newly arrived convicts in the Restoration comedy The Recruiting Officer, in celebration of the King’s birthday. But with a dispirited cast, only two copies of the script, opposition from hostile officers, a leading lady who faces the gallows, and Ralph’s uncontrollable passion for one of his convict players, Australia’s first theatre production is in trouble from the start.

A true story from the first convict colony, Our Country’s Good is a funny and heartfelt play that has won a host of awards, including an Olivier Award for Play of the Year.

Legendary theatre director Max Stafford-Clark returns to the Playhouse following the triumphant Top Girls, with this new production. Don’t miss the opportunity to catch it in Oxford before it transfers to the West End.

Admission: £24(£18)

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