Our Country’s Good

A Nottingham Playhouse Theatre company production
in co-production with Ramps on the Moon.

Our Country’s Good is both a comedy and a powerful drama which shows us how we can escape the chains that bind us.

In 1787, ships each with over 700 convicts on board set sail on an eight month voyage. When they arrive in Australia, their survival is by no means certain: supplies are running out, the convicts are stealing food or trying to escape and the guards are threatening mutiny.

Our Country’s Good tells the extraordinary true story of a group of convicts and a young officer who rehearse and perform a play – Australia’s first theatrical production. With opposition from the officers and a leading lady who may be hanged, the odds are stacked against them.

Our Country’s Good is a touring production made in co‑production with Ramps on the Moon, whose previous collaborations over the last two years include the comedy hit The Government Inspector and a critically acclaimed version of The Who’s Tommy. The production features the creative use of audio description, signing, and captions. For more information visit rampsonthemoon.co.uk




Friday 9 – Saturday 24 March
Nottingham Playhouse
0115 941 9419

Wednesday 28 March – Saturday 7 April
New Wolsey Theatre
01473 295 900

Wednesday 11 April – Saturday 21 April
West Yorkshire Playhouse
0113 213 7700

Wednesday 25 April – Saturday 5 May
Theatre Royal Stratford East
020 8534 0310

Wednesday 9 May – Saturday 19 May
Sheffield Theatres
0114 249 6000

Wednesday 23 May – Saturday 2 June
Birmingham Repertory Theatre
0121 236 4455

Age recommendation 14+ due to strong language and occasional nudity. 

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  • Our Countrys Good at Nottingham Playhouse 2018
  • Our Countrys Good at Nottingham Playhouse 2018
  • Our Countrys Good at Nottingham Playhouse 2018
  • Our Countrys Good at Nottingham Playhouse 2018
  • Our Countrys Good at Nottingham Playhouse 2018

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  • Major Robbie Ross
    Colin Connor
  • John Wisehammer/Lieutenant George Johnston
    Tom Dawze
  • Captain Jemmy Campbell
    Jarrad Ellis-Thomas
  • Captain David Collins
    Dave Fishley
  • Dabby Bryant
    Fifi Garfield
  • Caesar/Second Lieutenant William Faddy
    Keiren Hamilton-Amos
  • Liz Morden
    Gbemisola Ikumelo
  • Governor in Chief, Captain Arthur Phillip
    Kieron Jecchinis
  • Mary Brenham
    Sapphire Joy
  • John Arscott/Captain Watkin Tench
    Will Lewis
  • The Aboriginal Australian/Audio Describer
    Milton Lopes
  • Robert Sideway
    Alex Nowak
  • Meg Long/Lieutenant Will Dawes
    Caroline Parker
  • Second Lieutenant Ralph Clark
    Tim Pritchett
  • James 'Ketch' Freeman
    Fergus Rattigan
  • Duckling Smith
    Emily Rose Salter
  • Writer — Timberlake Wertenbaker
  • Director — Fiona Buffini
  • Designer — Neil Murray
  • Lighting Designer — Mark Jonathan
  • Composer/Sound Designer — Jon Nicholls
  • Associate Director — Simon Startin
  • BSL Creative Consultant — Paula Garfield
  • Assistant BSL Consultant — Kamaldeep Deo
  • Audio Description Creative Consultants — Alison Clarke and Ruth James
  • Audio Description Script — Milton Lopes
  • Fight Director — Philip d'Orleans
  • Movement Director — Cydney Uffindell-Philips
  • Voice Coach — Jessica Higgs
Performance schedule
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  • The bow of a ship Productions

    Our Country’s Good

    The next fully accessible production from the Ramps on the Moon consortium. Our Country’s Good will be produced by Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company.

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