Our Country's Good by Timerlake Wertenbaker (Banbury Cross Players)

21 March 2024 - 7:30pm - 23 March 2024 - 7:30pm

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