The Ramps On The Moon consortium is set to return to West Yorkshire Playhouse this Spring with Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Our Country’s Good.
A Nottingham Playhouse and Ramps On The Moon co-production sees Wertenbaker’s classic play of love and survival reimagined in a dynamic and thrilling new production.
In 1787, ships with over 700 convicts on board set sail on an eight-month voyage. When they arrive in Australia, their survival is by no means certain: supplies are running out, the convicts are stealing food or trying to escape and the guards are threatening mutiny.
Directed by Nottingham Playhouse’s Associate Director Fiona Buffini, the production explores the extraordinary true story of a group of convicts sent to Australia who rehearse and perform a play – Australia’s first theatrical production. With opposition from the officers and a leading lady who may be hanged, the odds are stacked against them.
Following the critically acclaimed staging of Nikolai Gogol’s The Government Inspector and the award-winning recent production of The Who’s Tommy, this is the third Ramps On The Moon production, a consortium of seven theatre companies including West Yorkshire Playhouse dedicated to putting D/deaf and disabled artists and audiences at the centre of their work.
Cast returning to the Playhouse are Garry Robson and Milton Lopes, with the company completed by Colin Connor, Tom Dawze, Jarrad Ellis-Jones, Fifi Garfield, Keiren Hamilton-Amos, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Kieron Jecchinis, Sapphire Joy, Will Lewis, Alex Nowak, Caroline Parker, Tim Pritchett, Fergus Rattigan, Emily Salter and Nabil Shaban.
This production of Our Country’s Good will have embedded creative use of Audio Description, Captioning and British Sign Language in all performances.
Our Country’s Good will be on West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Courtyard stage from Wednesday 11th to Saturday 21st April 2018. Book online at wyp.org.uk or call the
Box office 0113 213 7700.