William Shakespeare

A country scarred by war, traumatised by a complete breakdown of law and order…
Into this chaos steps a military hero, spurred on by his ambitious wife – and a dangerous dependence on witchcraft. Making full use of the Arcola’s atmospheric spaces, Out of Joint’s 10th Anniversary production looks at an unstable state, where even children are swept up in the genocide.

Each new morn new widows howl, new orphans cry…
Stands Scotland where it did?

William Shakespeare

excellent, groundbreaking
The Guardian

an astonishing piece of theatre
The Guardian on The Permanent Way

immensely engaging and vibrant
Financial Times on Duck

 ‘Brilliantly imaginative…the audience are drawn into a world both alien and horribly incomprehensible’. Victoria  Segal, Sunday Times

‘This is the fiercest, strangest and most viscerally compelling Shakespeare production of the year’. Mark Shenton, Sunday Express

a must-see company
Time Out

when Max Stafford-Clark directs you get more than just a play

Max Stafford-Clark has worked with Britain’s leading playwrights, including David Hare, Caryl Churchill and Mark Ravenhill. Out of Joint’s recent shows are The Permanent Way by David by David Hare which sold out for months at the National Theatre, and Duck by Stella Feehily, a hit at the Edinburgh Festival 2003 by Stella Feehily, a hit at the Edinburgh Festival 2003 and packed for its London run at the Royal Court.