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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 […]

Timberlake Wertenbaker: Plays 1

Faber | £13  (rrp £16.99)   The Grace of Mary Traverse (Royal Court) Plays and Players Most Promising Playwright Award A vividly imaginative story about the pretty, carefully-schooled daughter of a wealthy London merchant who becomes tired of her pampered life and goes in search of real-world experience on the streets of 18th Century London, with […]

Something witchy this way comes

In August 2015, villagers in the Indian state of Jarkhand dragged five middle-aged women from their beds and beat and stoned them to death on suspicion of witchcraft. It wasn’t an isolated case. In India’s eastern states, “witches” are often blamed and attacked for causing illness, poor harvests and other misfortunes. There’s a horrid timelessness to […]

Jane Wenham: The Witch of Walkern – Cast and Creative Team

DAVID ACTON David has appeared in many productions for the RSC and has toured with Ed Hall’s acclaimed all-male Propeller company. Other theatre includes The Woman in Black in the West End and Richard II at the Old Vic. AMANDA BELLAMY Amanda’s theatre includes A Little Hotel on the Side at the National Theatre and […]

From play to paintings – interview with Pippa Blake

JON BRADFIELD talks to artist Pippa Blake about her new theatre-inspired exhibition. Theatre’s a pretty transient art-form – once the last performance is over and the lights go down, it’s over. The cast moves on to other projects, the costumes are sent back and dry-cleaned, and we get on with the business of planning our next […]

INSET DAY: Verbatim Theatre

Liverpool Everyman Theatre Wednesday 22nd April 2015 Includes lunch, and evening ticket to Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage   INSET DAY: Max Stafford-Clark on Verbatim Theatre “A great day. A genuine privilege” Jeremy Eden, Hayes School Bromley Response to a previous Out of Joint inset day We are proud to announce Out of Joint’s next Inset day. […]

Love and a Bottle – the making of a restoration comedy

See this show for £6. Use the code OOJ when booking. Performances at Greenwich Theatre on 9, 12 or 14 July  Book tickets.   Max Stafford-Clark and writer Stella Feehily are working with students from LAMDA drama school on their final year show – a major rewriting of the “lost” restoration comedy Love and a Bottle […]


Ciphers is inspired, in part, by the “spy in the bag” case from 2010. It’s a play about the kind of people who work in secret intelligence – the kind of people drawn to that kind of work, and their unknowability. But also, about the way we are all, in a way unknowable.  Here are […]

Interview with Ciphers designer James Perkins

James Perkins is the set designer for Ciphers. He has previously worked with director Blanche McIntyre on Liar Liar, The One True History of Lizzie Finn, and Dawn King’s previous play Foxfinder. What is the start of the process for designing a play? I read the script a couple of times before I start, and […]