Take advantage of this great-value bundle of plays from some of the UK’s finest writers, all premiered by Out of Joint over the last two years. Each of them offers an eye-opening voyage into a fascinating world, some closer to home than others. Personal, political, epic and entertaining – we hope you enjoy.
£15 including postage (UK only!) | Various publishers
PITCAIRN by Richard Bean
With salty humour and growing horror, Richard Bean tells the story of what happened after the mutiny on The Bounty, and charts a new colony’s bloody descent from a new Eden to a dystopia.
“Lucid. Haunting. Savagely comic. I can’t stop thinking about it” The Independent
“Bean dares to tackle big themes with thought-provoking fizz” The Observer
THIS MAY HURT A BIT by Stella Feehily
Stella Feehily takes on the UK’s best-loved and most controversial institution in this wild, inventive and heartfelt play.
“A touching drama about one family’s encounters with their local hospital intertwines with a surreal, hilarious and hard-hitting examination of the history, politics, economics and day-to-day running of the NHS” The Observer
“An urgent, clever, anarchic examination of Britain’s system of public healthcare… A very funny script” Time Out
CIPHERS by Dawn King
A young woman is found dead and her sister, a spy, sets out on a lonely and dangerous journey to find out what happened. A gripping and heartbreaking thriller about identity.
“An ingenious thriller about spies, surveillance and doubleness” The Guardian
“Cool and compelling” Financial Times
JANE WENHAM: THE WITCH OF WALKERN by Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Inspired by one of the last witch trials in Britain, and set in a small Hertfordshire village in 1712, our new play for Autumn 2o15 is a richly poetic drama about sex, religion, nature, magic and our persecution of those who do not or cannot conform. Rebecca Lenkiewicz is a BAFTA-winning writer and the only female playwright to have had an original play premiered at the National Theatre’s Olivier Theatre. Touring from 23 September 2015.
CROUCH, TOUCH, PAUSE, ENGAGE by Robin Soans
Soans is the master of verbatim theatre – theatre based on interviews with real people – and here he combines two stories from South Wales: Gareth Thomas, former captain of Wales and one of the world’s most famous gay sports stars; and his hometown Bridgend which had its own share of press attention following the suicides of several young people.
“Brilliant. It wrenches the gut and makes the soul sing. Staggeringly moving” The Times
“A fantastically moving documentary play” The Sunday Times