This performance will be Open Captioned. Assistive Listening Devices are always available for use.
In January 1788, the first of the British prison ships arrive at Botany Bay, Australia and settle the penal colony at Port Jackson, the site of current-day Sydney. Many of the prisoners have committed minor crimes and their wardens are military men who fought and lost the war against the American colonies.
When hope and supplies run low, a lieutenant tries to increase morale by staging a comedy using the convicts as the cast.
Based on the novel “The Playmaker” by Thomas Keneally.