We have two tickets to give away for the opening night of ‘Our Country’s Good’ at Harrogate Theatre. Just enter your name and email address and you will be entered into a draw that will be made on Sunday 26 February 2012 at 8pm.
The show is presented by Original Theatre Company, written by Timberlake Wertenbaker and directed by Alastair Whatley.
Following their sell-out production of R.C. Sherriff’s Journey’s End the highly acclaimed Original Theatre Company return with their new revival of Our Country’s Good, the only Yorkshire date on the first tour of the Olivier award-winning play for over 10 years.
Australia, 1788. A boatload of disease and disdain spews onto a foreign shore. As the soldiers struggle to impose order on the outcasts of the old society, a benevolent governor seizes on the notion of a play. In the shadow of the gallows and the gum tree the convicts gather and rehearsals begin for The Recruiting Officer.
Based on real events Timberlake Wertenbaker’s award-winning modern classic is an inspiring tale of the transforming power of theatre.
“Excellent cast… its contention that the creation of drama has a humanizing effect on society’s rejects is as powerful and affecting as ever.” The Stage
“Original Theatre’s production shows the actors’ skill as they seamlessly move from one character to another… a satisfying and entertaining performance.” Remotegoat
“Timberlake Wertenbaker’s marvelous, passionate play… gets a full-blooded revival under Alastair Whatley. Imaginative re-creation of history frames a timeless affirmation of the power of the dramatic art: of the self-transcending relief of sharing well-patterned words, identities and ideas.” The Times ****
“In Our Country’s Good, the Governor in Cheif states that for a few hours of the colony camp play, ‘We will laugh, we may be moved, we may even think a little. Original Theatre Company’s performance will do just that… a gripping cast… you can feel the Australian heat onstage” British Theatre Guide
“Our Country’s Good is an enjoyable and sometimes moving portrayal of a landscape, a people and a period that have defined a nation over centuries.” Australian Times
Running time: Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes (including 15 min interval)
Please note: The play contains swearing and violence in the form of flogging, wrestling, tussling etc.
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