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STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES – WHAT’S ON – Our Country’s Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker at the Town Hall – tickets on sale in April

Our Country’s Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker. 2nd – 5th May 2018. 7.30pm. Axbridge Town Hall.  Directed by John Bailey. Tickets will be on sale online from 23rd March 2018, and from Axbridge Chemists and Post Office from 1st April. Observed by a lone, mystified Australian aboriginal , the convict ship arrives in Botany Bay in1788, crammed with England’s outcasts. Colony discipline in this vast and alien land is brutal. Three proposed public hangings incite an argument: how best to keep the criminals in line, the noose or a more civilised form of entertainment? The ambitious Second Lieutenant Ralph Clark steps forward with a play. But as the mostly illiterate cast rehearses, and a sense of common purpose begins to take hold, the young officer’s own transformation is as marked and poignant as that of his prisoners. The play is far from grim. Actually it’s mostly funny! “All people tend to become what society says they are! In performance the convicts challenge their definition.” 

Tickets also available online at https://sites.google.com/site/axcomtheatre/home/Future-productions–tickets

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