OverviewOur Country’s Good, performed in 2018, 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, signing and captions.
We provide audio description, signing and captions for all performances for this production. A relaxed performance is also available.
Live audio description is delivered by a cast member on stage at every performance of Our Country’s Good.