The extraordinary true story of a group of convicts transported to Australia as a punishment for their crimes.
Survival is by no means certain in this strange, unfamiliar world, yet an officer inspires them to rehearse and perform a play. Facing opposition, supply shortages, abuse and the threat of hangings, the odds are seemingly stacked against them.
Features the creative use of audio description, captioning and British Sign Language interpretation.
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“Acquires fresh force when it’s delivered in voices that are infrequently heard... Illuminating, sensitive and current.”
“Breathes fresh life into it... What you notice here is how concerned the play also is with language and communication.”