Sherman Players

Our Country’s Good

Made at Sherman Theatre

Written by Timberlake Wertenbaker. Based on the novel The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally

Directed by Francesca Pickard



11 - 13 Jul 2024

Further details

  • Space: Studio
  • Language: English
  • Duration: Approx. 2 hours 15 minutes including interval
Important Information

This production contains adult content from the outset, including strong language, violence and sexual references. There are also scenes some audience members may find upsetting. Find out more.

Humanity, empathy, justice, and redemption.

There are few things to look forward to when transported to barren Australia, as a convicted felon. Amidst brutality and the squalid conditions of a newly founded penal colony, stories of empathy and redemption emerge.

Sherman Players bring intensity and heart to Our Country’s Good, the classic play by Timberlake Wertenbaker. The committed and talented non-professional Sherman Players bring to life intriguing, tormented characters, skilfully depicting the emotional connections made between officers and convicts among upheaval and uncertainty in 1780’s colonial Australia.

This thought-provoking story of humanity, justice and redemption will spark many discussions post-performance. You will be drawn in by the powerful performance.

This is a fantastic opportunity to experience a modern classic passionately performed by Sherman Players and directed by Creative Engagement Manager, Francesca Pickard (Love Cardiff 50 Years of Your Stories).

This amateur production of “Our Country’s Good” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. On behalf of Samuel French Ltd.

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