30 January 2013 – 23 March 2013
THIEVES. MURDERERS. SADISTIC OFFICERS. A PLAY.
This is what made Australia
25 years ago, Our Country’s Good premiered at the Royal Court before transferring to the West End and Broadway, winning major awards on both sides of the Atlantic. This new production is by the play’s original director, Max Stafford-Clark, following his recent 5 star revival of Top Girls.
This is the true story of a ragbag cast of convicts who put on a play under the guidance of an earnest young marine officer. As the barriers between captors and captives break down, they start to discover each other both onstage and behind the scenes…
Running time approximately 2 hours 30 minutes
30 January - 23 March 2013
|Monday - Saturday evening||7:30pm|
|Thursday & Saturday matinee||2:30pm|
This performance lasts approximately 2 1/2 hours, with one interval.
4th February - 23rd March (Including Saturday 2nd Feb - Evening)
|Standard||£42.50, £35. £25|
*Tickets available in person on the day of the performance, to students showing a current NUS or University card. Tickets are subject to availability.
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CastDominic Thorburn Ciarán Owens Kathryn O'Reilly John Hollingworth Laura Dos Santos Helen Bradbury Damola Adelaja Matthew Needham Ian Redford Lisa Kerr
CreativeTimberlake Wertenbaker Writer Max Stafford-Clark Director Tim Shortall Designer Johanna Town Lighting Designer Andy Smith Sound Designer Gemma Hancock & Sam Stevenson Casting Directors Karl Sydow London Producer Octagon Theatre Bolton Co-Producer Out of Joint Producer
“ Stafford-Clark’s sterling production is warm, appealing and light on its feet... Our Country’s Good not only talks about the magic of theatre, but with this moving and entertaining production it triumphantly proves it. ”
Aleks Sierz, The Arts Desk 5/2/13
“ This rich, warm play has lost none of its punch... This is a playful but profound piece of theatre... A modern masterpiece, lovingly revived. ”
Sarah Hemming, Financial Times 6/2/13
“ A glowingly persuasive and beautifully cast revival... Warmly recommended. ”
Paul Taylor, The Independent 5/2/13
“ Timberlake Wertenbaker expertly balances humour and tragedy in a truly gripping evening that never lets up the tension and builds to a rousing and hopeful denouement. The ten-strong ensemble, almost all taking multiple roles is universally strong... Our Country's Good is a genuine modern classic and this atmospheric production is a prize that should not be missed. ”
Philip Fisher, British Theatre Guide 5/2/13
“ I love this angry and beautiful play. The production works brilliantly. The comedy is rich and laugh-out-loud. Yet there is such tenderness and anguish too ”
“ Audiences are in for a treat... Deeply moving and lyrical and some of the best theatrical in-jokes since The Producers. Max Stafford-Clark offers a master-class of direction: clear and exciting ”
“ Outstanding... Uplifting... A theatrical landmark ”
“ Beautiful... Mesmerisingly atmospheric... Ciarán Owens is bang on the money. Ian Redford is astonishing ”
“ An excellent cast. Dominic Thorburn gives a delectably comic picture of frustrated theatrical ambition. A consummate revival of a modern classic ”