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Our Country’s Good

OPEN 21/03/2024 - 23/03/2024

Venue Name: The Mill Arts Centre.Spiceball Park Road, Banbury OX16 5QE

Venue Postcode: OX165QE


Credits: By Timberlake Wertenbaker

Box Office phone number: 01295 279002

Societies: Banbury Cross Players

Our Country’s Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker 
Based on the novel The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally 

This is a powerful play based on fact.  It is a multi-layered piece about the novel The Playmaker which, in turn, is the story of those who performed the play The Recruiting Officer.  It focusses on the rehearsing of the play among the convicts and officers in a Botany Bay penal colony in 1788.  There is a hierarchy.  There are abusers and victims.  Characters cross boundaries.  It is sad and tender and painful.

It is also a story of hope and redemption and demonstrates people can change.  Barriers and stereotypes can fall away once people get to know each other.

Led by a Director with an absolute passion for the historic period in question and extensive knowledge of the actual settlement this promises to be an absorbing creative experience.

Unsuitable for under 14s

Very strong language and themes of cruelty and exploitation

This amateur production by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd on behalf of Samuel French Ltd

Show information

Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes




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