September 13 - October 26, 2014
Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King Street West
Toronto, ON, M5V1H9
Tuesday - Saturday 8PM
Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 2PM
No performance Saturday Sept 13 at 2PM
This production includes mature language and adult content. Recommended for ages 16+
2 hours 30 minutes (includes intermission)
Our Country's Good
Karl Sydow presents an Out of Joint and Octagon Theatre Bolton production
OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD
By Timberlake Wertenbaker
Based on The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally
In 1788, Britain opened Australia’s first penal colony with 734 men, women and children—criminals—sent into exile “for our country’s good.” This brilliant historical drama tells the powerful, true story of a ragbag cast of those first 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.
On the 25th anniversary of its Olivier Award-winning premiere, original, acclaimed director Max Stafford-Clark brings us his new production of this great classic!
"5 out of 5 stars! First-rate! Outstanding! Grabs you and holds your attention."
- Michael Englebert, The New AM 740
"A provocative and hilarious night of theatre with performances to rejoice in! An intelligent play worth seeing!"
- Richard Ouzounian, The Toronto Star
"A pleasurable, intelligible and memorable evening. Timberlake Wertenbaker’s writing is witty and robust, filled with colourful period slang (and some timeless obscenities). Her richly drawn rogues and bawds could have tumbled out of a Hogarth painting. The legendary director Max Stafford-Clark has recruited a first-rate ensemble."
- Martin Morrow, The Globe & Mail
"A hit! A brilliant, imaginative play that will be enjoyed by all. You'll be laughing for a fair amount of the evening."
- Alan Henry, Broadwayworld
$25 Student Tickets
$25 student tickets available in Row V of the Orchestra. Limited seating based on availability. Valid for all performances.
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