ADC Theatre
Tue 24 - Sat 28 March
Combined Actors of Cambridge

Our Country’s Good

Timberlake Wertenbaker

May 1787 - a fleet of eleven ships containing 759 convicts sets sail for the other side of the world. The convicts are allowed to perform the first British play ever to be staged in Australia to celebrate George III’s birthday. With only two copies of the text, a cast of disaffected convicts and one leading lady about to be hanged, the rehearsal process is far from straightforward for their inexperienced director, Lieutenant Ralph Clark. Despite the brutality, starvation and hardships the convicts learn to respect and support one another as they work together to create a “memorable” production of The Recruiting Officer.


Tue 24 March at 7:45pm
Wed 25 March at 7:45pm
Thu 26 March at 7:45pm
Fri 27 March at 7:45pm
Sat 28 March at 2:30pm
Sat 28 March at 7:45pm


ADC Theatre


TUE £9–£11, WED/THU £10–£14, FRI/SAT £11–£15

The ADC Theatre is Britain's oldest University playhouse, today administered and maintained by the University of Cambridge. Plays have been presented on the site since 1855, when the Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club (CUADC) was founded, and the society met and performed in the back room of the Hoop Inn, which stood almost exactly where the ADC Theatre stands today.  Today, the ADC Theatre is the centre of University drama in Cambridge, run almost entirely by students with no Faculty involvement. 


When you arrive at the ADC Theatre, there are power assisted doors to the Box Office. In the foyer there is a lift which leads up to the bar and auditorium. The accessible toilet is located on the ground floor across the foyer. 

The ADC Theatre is conveniently located near the Park Street Car Park, which has 7 disabled parking bays.

If you are booking a wheelchair seat in the ADC auditorium for the first time, please call the Box Office on 01223 300085 or email We will then alter the permissions of your ADC account so that you can access the wheelchair seats on our website when you book in the future. 

Complimentary tickets are available for full-time carers.

The ADC Theatre and Corpus Playroom is fitted with an infra-red audio system designed to help deaf and hard of hearing patrons. If you are using the system for the first time, please arrive early and seek advice from our Front of House team.

Assistance dogs are welcome in both of our venues. Please call the Box Office or email the above address when booking to ensure you are seated appropriately.


ADC Theatre
Park Street
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24 March 7:45pm 7:45pm Buy tickets
25 March 7:45pm 7:45pm Buy tickets
26 March 7:45pm 7:45pm Buy tickets
27 March 7:45pm 7:45pm Buy tickets
28 March 2:30pm 2:30pm Buy tickets
28 March 7:45pm 7:45pm Buy tickets