Our Country’s Good - Tickets on Sale

Our Country’s Good - Tickets on Sale

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London

Available from 6 September 2024 to 5 October 2024
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Book Our Country's Good tickets now for a great stage production in London

Timberlake Wertenbaker, the playwright behind Britannicus and After Darwin and director Rachel O'Riordan (A Doll's House, Iphigenia in Splott) invite you to London this year to witness the brand-new spectacular stage show, Our Country's Good

Based on the extraordinary true story of Australia's first penal colony, Our Country's Good takes on new meaning and relevance as it stands out amongst the backdrop of 2024's Broadway industry.

A classic theatre performance in the heart of the West End

Thomas Barrett. Aged 17. Crimes: Stealing one sheep. Punishments: Transported for seven years. 

James Freeman. Aged 25. Crimes: Assault on a sailor. Punishments: Transported for 14 years.

Dorothy Handland. Aged 82. Crimes: Stole a biscuit. Punishment: Transported and disappeared.

A ship, sailing 15,000 miles to Australia, is crammed with British convicts. This boat trip is their punishment, and after a life-threatening voyage, they finally reach the shores of Aus.

However, life on land is different to the vicious vessel - it's even worse. Keeping the colony disciplined is a brutal job, and cruelty is rife. 

But young and ambitious lieutenant Ralph Clark is determined to civilise the often desperate, violent, poverty-stricken group by introducing them to the world of drama and ordering them to perform a play. 

With a mostly illiterate cast, rising mistrust amongst the ranks and the leading actor facing the gallows, this one-of-a-kind theatre production delicately examines the power and justice within the British justice system.

"Spewed from our country, forgotten, bound to the dark edge of the earth..." - Thomas Barrett (17)

Timberlake Wertenbaker live on stage in London's West End

Book tickets now for the Olivier award-winning theatre production, Our Country's Good, live on London stages in 2024!

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Address: Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, King Street, London, W6 0QL

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By Tube:

  • Hammersmith Tube Station: Two minutes walk away


  • Margravine Road
  • Lochaline Street
  • Yeldham Road
  • Biscay Road

Car drop off points are also located on Lyric Square in Beadon Road.

Yes, London's Lyric Hammersmith Theatre is wheelchair accessible and provides a variety of accessible performances:

  • Saturday 21st September, 2:30pm: Matinee, Chilled Performance
  • Wednesday 25th September, 1:30pm: Matinee, Chilled Performance
  • Saturday 28th September, 2:30pm: Matinee, Audio Description
  • Monday 30th September, 7:30pm: British Sign Language

Yes, the production of Our Country's Good in London's Lyric Hammersmith Theatre has an age restriction of 14+.

The stage production of Our Country's Good in London's Lyric Hammersmith Theatre has a run time of 165 minutes and is hosted in the venue's Main House.

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