Our Country’s Good

Start date: 23rd May 2018
End date: 2nd June 2018
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Forthcoming events

Date: Wednesday 23 May to Saturday 2nd June 2018
Time: Varies depending on dates
Venue: Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EP
Ticket: from £15

This production is part of Ramps on the Moon and features the creative use of audio description, captioning and British Sign Language interpretation throughout.

A comical, yet powerful drama that celebrates the redemptive power of art and how we can escape the chains that bind us.

In 1787, ships each with over 700 convicts on board 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.

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