Since its premiere in 1988, Our Country’s Good has become one of the best-loved and most studied plays. A brilliant story about the redemptive power of theatre it is perfect for students. Here are ways in which we can help you make the most of the play.
Join Max Stafford-Clark for a day at Out of Joint HQ, looking at the history of Our Country’s Good, Max’s rehearsal methods, and how you and your students can make the most of this much-studied play. The day will be held at our rehearsal room in Finsbury Park, North London, which has excellent transport links. The event will cost £150 and we will provide lunch.
Please contact us a.s.a.p. if you are interested. We have four possible dates, which are Wednesday 19, Friday 21, Thursday 27 and Friday 28 September. Will select one based on your and others’ preferences. Let us know.
For groups of up to around 20 students, our popular 2-hour workshops explore Our Country’s Good, and the rehearsal techniques that Max Stafford-Clark uses in bringing the play to the stage.
A workshop costs £150 plus travel expenses. We highly recommend booking a workshop during the week in which the show is in your area (see tour dates): Not only will you save money, we will also be more able to involve actors from the production.
Script and Study Book – buy at discounted prices
Page to Stage: Our Country’s Good
A must-have practical guide to Our Country’s Good, from Max Stafford-Clark and our former Education Manager Maeve McKeown. Includes: the creation of the play, a discussion of its action moment to moment, historical context and how the production was rehearsed and designed. Buy from our shop.
Our Country’s Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker
The published script including introductory material for students. Buy from our shop.
This free downloadable workpack from our 1998 production offers a detailed and thorough look at the world of the play. Once our new production goes into rehearsal we will also post more material here on our website such as interviews with cast and creative team.
Post show discussions
Following the first performance at every venue (except for Bolton and London, when it will be a different night – watch this space), stay back for a free Q & A with the cast, and either the director or associate director.