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Our Country's Good

14 November 2012 to 24 November 2012

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Courtyard Theatre

Tickets £17 to £27
Discounts £3 off in A & B Monday to Friday
Schools £12 to £15
Groups 10+ £5 off
Groups 25+ £6 off Area A


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Audio Described  21 November 7.30pm

BSL  20 November 7.30pm

Captioned  22 November 7.30pm

Community Network  19 Nov 7.30pm





By Timberlake Wertenbaker
Based on The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally
Director Max Stafford-Clark
Designer Tim Shortall
Lighting Designer Johanna Town
Sound Designer Andy Smith
Casting Directors
Gemma Hancock CDG &
Sam Stevenson CDG

"We are talking about criminals, often hardened criminals. They have a habit of vice and crime. Many criminals seem to have been born that way. It is in their nature."

Our Country's Good is the true story of a ragbag cast of convicts, who put on a play under the guidance of an earnest young marine officer. Asthe barriers between captors and captives break down, they start to discover each other, both onstage and behind the scenes...

This Olivier Award-Winning play premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in 1988 before transferring to the West End and Broadway. This new production is by the play's original director, Max Stafford-Clark, following his recent 5 star revival of Top Girls for Out of Joint.

Please note that the play has an age recommendation of 14 years +

Alongside their revival of OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD, Out of Joint will lead 2 hour workshops on the process of taking the play from page to stage. The practical workshops explore AQA recommended director Max Stafford-Clark's techniques, such as playing cards, status and actioning taken directly from the rehearsal room. The workshops are designed to deepen students' engagement with the text, and offer a firsthand insight into the making of Timberlake Wertenbaker's masterpiece.

Post Show Discussion
Wednesday 14 November
Join us for a post show discussion with members of the creative team.  

Session with Out Of Joint's Artistic Director, Max Stafford - Clark
Thursday 15 November 11.30am to 1pm
Max: 20 participants

Practical workshop session with Out of Joint
Monday 19 November 4pm to 5.30pm
Wednesday 21 November 4pm to 5.30pm
Max: 20 participants

To book places for any of these sessions, please contact Aoibheann Kelly, Creative Education Officer.

A Study pack to accompany this production will be available to download from the Out of Joint website.

For more information about Out of Joint schools workshops please contact Panda Cox on 020 7609 0207


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