Our Country's Good



In a penal colony in 1789, a young lieutenant directs rehearsals of the comedy, The Recruiting Officer. But with a cast of dispirited convicts, opposition from sadistic officers, and a leading lady who faces being hanged, Australia’s first theatrical production is in trouble from the start.

Our Country’s Good was first performed at London’s Royal Court Theatre in 1988 and has since been performed around the world, regarded as a modern classic.

Directed by Nikolai Foster, Curve is thrilled to be collaborating with talented students from De Montfort University once again.

All performances of Our Country’s Good will be staged in the round. This means that the actors are central to the audience – providing a more intimate and exciting experience. Therefore at every performance audience members will be able to choose on the night the seat they wish to sit in.

Please note: All tickets for Our Country’s Good will be unreserved.

Running time: 2 hours 20 mins (including 20 mins interval)



*Discounts are subject to availability and may be removed at any time. Only valid on certain performances - terms and conditions apply.

Credits & Acknowledgments

Directed by Nikolai Foster

By Timberlake Wertenbaker based on the novel The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally

Our Country’s Good is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd

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