DOUBLE BILL: OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD AND THE RECRUITING OFFICER
Our Country's Good is showing:
Wed 10 July 7.30pm
Fri 12 July 7.30pm
Sat 13 July 2.30pm matinee
Thu 18 July 7.30pm
Saturday 20 July 7.30pm
Australia, 1788. The First Fleet from Britain lands in Botany Bay. Whilst the officers in charge of the penal colony hunt and shoot the native kangaroos and aborigines alike, the small-time criminals in their charge are being persuaded by Second Lieutenant Ralph Clark RN to stage a play: The Recruiting Officer. Celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2013 Timberlake Wertenbaker’s iconic play, Our Country’s Good, tells the story of this first production in Australia, performed thousands of miles from London with only two copies of the text, a cast of convicts and a leading lady about to be hanged.
Next Stage’s Artistic Director Ann Garner has wanted to replicate the double bill of Our Country’s Good and The Recruiting Officer ever since 1988 when she first saw the plays performed in Bath by Max Stafford-Clark’s original company. Twenty five years on, Ann has teamed up with another Next Stage director, John Matthews, to make her dream a reality. Taking a play apiece and using acclaimed Next Stage actors, the two directors are proud to present this ambitious double bill giving Bath audiences the chance, on alternate days, to see Our Country’s Good and The Recruiting Officer as presented by the convict cast of the First Fleet!
Don’t miss this high spot of our summer season!
**Double Bill Discount: purchase tickets for Our Country's Good and The Recruiting Officer at the same time from Next Stage 01225 428600 and pay only £18 (£14 concs) for both shows.
With grateful thanks to this show's Angels
**For an extra pound, reserve your seat: call 01225 428600**
Enjoy a delicious meal before the show in The Green Room
The Mission Theatre’s vegetarian and vegan Bistro is open from 6pm every night with a full range of mouth-watering soups, salads, hot dishes and desserts - see the menu below then call 01225 428600 to reserve your table.
This show was performed at The Mission Theatre, Bath in July 2013.