Our Country’s Good

by Timberlake Wertenbaker at the National Theatre, tickets from £15

Actors gather to perform the play within a play

I can’t say that I enjoyed Our Country’s Good, and I think the basic problem is the play’s politics. It’s a worthy liberal play, its primary theme the rehabilitation of criminals and the redemptive power of art. It’s reasonably well written, and at the National Theatre it’s well acted. And yet…

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