SIZE OF COMPANY
Up to 23 on the road
SCALE OF VENUE
Administrator and Education Manager
Out of Joint is a national and international theatre company dedicated to the production of new writing, with the occasional revival or classic. It was founded in 1993 by Max Stafford-Clark, and under his direction has premiered plays by leading writers including Sebastian Barry, Caryl Churchill, David Edgar, David Hare, Mark Ravenhill and Timberlake Wertenbaker, as well as first-time writers such as Stella Feehily and David Watson.
‘Outstanding. Not only the best new play I’ve seen this year, but also one of the most entertaining. A superb production.’ Daily Telegraph (The Overwhelming)
‘This is a brilliant piece of entertainment: crisp, funny, sceptical and generous. Behind the entertainment, however, are wisdom and a warning.’ Sunday Times (Testing The Echo)
‘Highly enjoyable... Max Stafford-Clark's highly inventive production has a remarkable British-Australian ensemble that doubles as actors and musicians... Everyone has a ball and there are moments of visual magic.’ The Guardian (The Convict’s Opera)
Mixed Up North By Robin Soans. Based on real events, a new play about the difficulties of uniting divided racial communities in the former mill town of Burnley. (2 hours 15 mins, including one interval. 13 on stage, 23 on the road, contains strong language and sexual references.)
Andersen’s English By Sebastian Barry. Hans Christian Andersen calls unexpectedly on Charles Dickens at his home, and observes his strange family life. (Approx 2 hours, including one interval, 7 on stage, 17 on the road.)
Max Stafford-Clark conducts practical workshops with groups of up to 20, on rehearsal techniques and the themes of the play. Out of Joint also offers post-show discussions, with the director and the whole company of actors.
RECENT INTERNATIONAL WORK
2008 Netherlands (Testing The Echo), Australia (The Convict’s Opera)
2006 Ireland (O Go My Man)
Mixed Up North can be revived on request in 2010
Andersen’s English from May 2010.