Our Country's Good


By Timberlake Wertenbaker

The funny, uplifting & true story of the first play to be performed in Australia.

Tue 28 Jun - Sat 2 Jul 2022

Performances Nightly at 7.45pm and Saturday Matinee 2.30pm.

Tickets  £15 plus fee  Members tickets £12 plus fee - why not join us?


Australia, 1789. A young lieutenant is directing rehearsals for the first play ever to be staged in that country - with only two copies of text, a cast of convicts and one leading lady about to be hanged...

Timberlake Wertenbaker's hugely popular and influential drama continues to captivate audiences 30 years after its initial production at the Royal Court. This inventive, occasionally harrowing, and ultimately uplifting play raises timeless questions about what makes for a country's good: the principles of justice and punishment, the value of culture and the redemptive power of theatre itself.



Signed Performance – The Performance on  Wednesday 29th June 2022 at 19:45 will be signed by a British Sign Language (BSL) Interpreter on stage.   We are very pleased that our interpreter is a TTC member.


Relaxed Performance – On Saturday 2nd July 2022 at 14:30 we are pleased to present a performance where the ambience of the auditorium and theatre 'rules' are relaxed. This performance is ideal for audience members with learning disabilities or autism, or anyone who would prefer, or benefit from, a more relaxed environment including being able to leave and return to your seat at any time during the show. There will also be heightened lighting over the auditorium seating area.


Language Warning –   This play contains language in keeping with the time, culture and characters being portrayed.  Some may find it offensive.


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

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Venue
Hampton Hill Theatre
90 High Street
Hampton Hill
TW12 1NZ