Faringdon Dramatic Society presents 'Our Country's Good' by Timberlake Wertenbaker

7 November 2019 - 7:30pm - 9 November 2019 - 7:30pm

Fairingdon Dramatic Society presents ‘Our Country’s Good’ by Timberlake Wertenbaker 7th 8th and 9th November at Faringdon Junior School, 7.30pm


Australia 1789, in  Britain’s first penal colony, an ill-assorted crew of convicts and one of their captors, a Lieutenant of Marines, put on a play to celebrate the King of England’s birthday.  The Governor is supportive but not all  those in the isolated colony are keen on the idea. Are the convicts there to be punished or rehabilitated?

This Olivier Award winning play, based on a true story which is far stranger than fiction, was first written and performed in 1988 and became an immediate ‘Modern Classic’. It celebrates the redemptive and transcendental power of theatre. FDS are delighted to be able to bring it to Faringdon as their November production. Please note the play contains stong language and deals with adult themes.