Our Country’s Good – Education

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.

Inset Day

Please contact us if you are interested in a day with Max Stafford-Clark looking at the story behind the play, and bringing it to the stage. These have been popular and successful recently and we are open to arranging another. 

Workshops

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.

Workpack

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.

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