Out of Joint



  • British touring company founded in 1993 by director Max Stafford-Clark (1941 - ). In 1974 Stafford-Clark was a cofounder (with David Hare) of the Joint Stock Theatre Company, and Out of Joint has continued that company's practice of developing new works in collaboration with the author. The long list of new plays produced by Out of Joint includes Sebastian Barry's The Steward of Christendom (1995), MarkRavenhill's Shopping and Fucking (1996), Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good (1998), Andrea Dunbar's Rita, Sue and Bob Too(2000), and Richard Bean's The Big Fellah (2010). Out of Joint has also worked with established writers, notably David Hare and Caryl Churchill, and has occasionally staged classic revivals, including a remarkable Macbethin 2004. The company has toured internationally and often coproduces with majorvenues such as the National Theatre; it has a close relationship with London's Royal Court, where Stafford-Clark was previously artistic director(1979-92).