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Videos – Actors on researching and rehearsing Our Country’s Good

Kathryn O’Reilly takes a break from rehearsals to talk about crime, punishment and the long sea voyage of the First Fleet. Her character, Liz Morden, comes from various prototypes. One is Nancy Turner, a 21-year-old servant who was tried at Worcester in 1785 for stealing clothes to the value of 40 shillings. She was sentenced […]

Workpacks & resources

Actioning Join Max Stafford-Clark in our rehearsal room to learn about the popular and practical rehearsal technique. Read and watch here. Verbatim Theatre Verbatim theatre is a popular and important form of documentary theatre, made using real people’s words. Read our practical guide. Max Stafford-Clark study pack A clear and detailed guide to Max Stafford-Clark’s methods, from […]

Verbatim Theatre

SECTIONS: What is Verbatim Theatre? For example… 40 years of verbatim plays Practical guide to making verbatim theatre WHAT IS VERBATIM THEATRE? Verbatim theatre is theatre made from real people’s words. A form of documentary theatre, it allows theatre makers to explore events and themes through the words of people at the heart of them, […]

Associate University Programme

Since 2012, Out of Joint has run an Associate University Programme. The programme has been designed to build and strengthen our relationship with universities by providing opportunities to collaborate and learn – and even develop new work. For instance, research and development work with Hertfordshire University led to the development of Rebecca Lenkiewicz play Jane Wenham: The Witch […]

The Accidental Leader by Alistair Beaton

Full script: THE ACCIDENTAL LEADER by Alistair Beaton Alistair Beaton’s one-act play imagines an orchestrated mass resignation by members of a shadow cabinet in protest at an ineffectual Leader of the Opposition. First performed on 18 May 2016, it anticipated by some weeks the actual mass resignation of Labour’s shadow cabinet. The Accidental Leader was commissioned as […]

All That Fall – education pack

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Contents: Introduction Aim Samuel Beckett Beckett’s Work Summary of the play Research A Brief History of Ireland Theatre of the Absurd Rehearsals Actioning and Analysis No Vision: An interview with Max Stafford-Clark Our Production   AIM The resources, research and information in this study pack are intended to enhance our audiences’ enjoyment and understanding of […]

AFRICAN ADVENTURES

We’re having a bit of a clear-out! So snap up these three collections of enthralling plays which we’ve put together at discount prices. 2 books | £6 including UK p&p Two richly imagined thrillers full of humour and strong characters. Bang Bang Bang by Stella Feehily Two young women – human rights observers – head to the Democratic […]

Special Offer Script Bundles

We’re having a bit of a clear-out! So snap up these three collections of enthralling plays which we’ve put together at discount prices. Great presents, whether for you or someone else. AFRICAN ADVENTURES 2 books | £6 including UK p&p Two richly imagined thrillers full of humour and strong characters. Bang Bang Bang by Stella Feehily Two young […]

Rita, Sue & Bob Too/A State Affair

Methuen £2.50 (rrp £7.99) OR buy 3 brilliant Robin Soans docu-plays for £11.50 including postage Dunbar’s famous play of two teenagers and the married man they fall for. In a volume with Robin Soans’ mindblowing documentary play about the Bradford estate on which Dunbar grew up, finding hope and heroism in the aftermath of a […]

The Overwhelming

Faber and Faber £3.00 (rrp £8.99) JT Rogers’ gripping thriller focuses on an American family in Rwanda, immediately prior to the 1994 genocide. As Jack searches for his mysteriously disappeared friend, his wife becomes close to a powerful politician and his teenage son finds escape – and danger – in Kigali’s nightclubs. A hit at […]