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Our Country’s Good

Thomas Barrett, aged 17. Transported seven years for stealing one ewe sheep.James Freeman, aged 25. Transported 14 years for assault on a sailor.Dorothy Handland, aged 82. Stole a biscuit.

A ship, sailing 15,000 miles to Australia, is crammed with Britain’s convicts – a punishment for their crimes. After a life-threatening voyage they arrive in 1788. But keeping the colony disciplined is a brutal job, and cruelty is rife. To keep the convicts in line and attempt to ‘civilise’ this often desperate, violent, poverty stricken group, a young ambitious lieutenant, Ralph Clark, decides they should perform a play.

With a mostly illiterate cast, rising mistrust amongst the ranks, and the leading actor facing the gallows, this is a one of a kind theatre production...

In this brand new production, Timberlake Wertenbaker revisits her seminal play examining power and justice in the British justice system. Artistic Director Rachel O’Riordan (A Doll’s House, Iphigenia in Splott) directs this Olivier award winning classic based on the extraordinary true story of Australia’s first penal colony. With deportation as punishment more relevant than ever before, Our Country’s Good takes on new meaning in 2024

Accessible Performances
Thursday 19 September – Open Captioned Performance
Saturday 21 September, 2.30pm – Chilled Performance
Saturday 28 September, 2,30pm – Audio Described Performance
Monday 30 September – BSL Interpreted Performance

Age Restrictions

Ages 14+.

Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances from Fri 6th September 2024 until Sat 5th October 2024.

Show times for each day are below.

Mon

7.30pm

Tue

7.30pm

Wed

-

Thu

7.30pm

Fri

7.30pm

Sat

2.30pm
7.30pm

Sun

-

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre Details

Buses Icon Bus routes: 190, 266, 267, 391, H91

Night Buses Icon Night buses: N9, N11

Rail Icon Nearest rail: West Brompton

London Underground Icon Tube lines: District, Piccadilly, Circle, Hammersmith & City

London Underground Icon Nearest tube: Hammersmith

Congestion Zone Icon In congestion zone?: No

Facilities at Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

Bar

Disabled toilets

Infrared hearing loop

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre Location

King Street, Lyric Square, London, W6 0QL
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Our Country’s Good

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London

Running until: Sat 5th October 2024

Running time: 2hr 45min. Incl. 1 interval.