Inspiring 18th century story

Buxton Opera House will bring to stage the inspiring story of 18th Century convicts who were sent away to Australia ' Timberlake Wertenbaker's Olivier Award-winning modern classic Our Country's Good on Monday 19 March at 7.30pm.

Buxton Opera House will bring to stage the inspiring story of 18th Century convicts who were sent away to Australia ' Timberlake Wertenbaker's Olivier Award-winning modern classic Our Country's Good on Monday 19 March at 7.30pm.

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THE INSPIRING story of 18th century convicts who were sent away to Australia comes to the Buxton Opera House stage later this month.

Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Olivier Award-winning modern classic Our Country’s Good will be performed on Monday March 19, at 7.30pm.

Based on real events, Our Country’s Good is an inspiring tale of the transforming power of theatre.

Australia, 1788. A British ship arrives with a cargo of soldiers and convicts transported abroad for their country’s good.

As the soldiers struggle to impose order on the outcasts of the old society, a benevolent governor seizes on the notion of a play.

In the shadow of the gallows and the gum tree the convicts gather under the direction of 2nd Lieutenant Ralph Clarke and rehearsals begin for The Recruiting Officer.

This is a major touring revival produced by the acclaimed Original Theatre Company, following on from the success of their recent productions of Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa, Alan Bennett’s Madness of George III and R.C.Sherriff’s Journey’s End.

Tickets, priced £14, are available from the Box Office on 0845 127 2190 or online at www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk.