Hello from what was at the time of writing our sunny HQ in Finsbury Park, 

 In this email:

  1. A Dish of Tea with Dr Johnson is up and running – some venues sold out
  2. complete casting for The Big Fellah revival 
  3. take part in a workshop with Max Stafford-Clark
  4. Top Girls – Max revisits seminal Caryl Churchill play. Public booking now open.
  5. Howard Goodall musical in our rehearsal room

 Our best wishes, Out of Joint


 “Totally charming” Whatsonstage

We played sell-out houses at our opening performances last week. Nice to hear modern audiences laughing at his timeless wit – we’ve become fond of Samuel Johnson.

Trudie Styler joins the cast for some performances, including South Shields Fri and Sat, Ipswich Monday, Maidenhead Sat 12 March and Salisbury 15-17 March.

 And there’s a charity performance in London on 10 April – more info soon but if you missed out on tickets for London dates, it’s good chance to catch it.

 Photos, dates, etc: http://outofjoint.wpengine.com/prods/johnson.html


 David Rintoul, who played Charles Dickens in our show Andersen’s English last year, and has just finished filming for The Iron Lady, joins the cast as hard man Frank McArdle. Yasmine Akram, Luke Griffin and Lisa Kerr (Andersen’s English, Mixed Up North) join original cast members, including Finbar Lynch reprising his much-praised performance in the title role. http://outofjoint.wpengine.com/prods/bigfellah.html


There are some places available for a day out with a difference. Drama workshop with Max Stafford-Clark, lunch, performance of A Dish of Tea with Dr Johnson, post-show Q&A.  

Friday 18 March, Eastwell Manor, Ashford. http://www.eastwellmanor.co.uk/article.aspx?id=49


Max Stafford-Clark directed the premiere of Caryl Churchill’s dazzling, muscular study of success in 1982. Now we’re co-producing a new production with Chichester Festival Theatre.

More: http://outofjoint.wpengine.com/prods/top-girls.html



 Based on Goldsmith’s comedy She Stoops To Conquer, this musical, produced by Out of Joint’s Chantelle Staynings and currently keeping our feet tapping, is at Jermyn Street Theatre.  From 22 March.

Info here


In our online bookshop we have Max Stafford-Clark’s brand-new study guide to modern classic “Our Country’s Good”. We also sell the play. And, catch up with plays such as recent hit “The Big Fellah”; Sebastian Barry’s lyrical “Andersen’s English” about Charles Dickens and Hans Christian Andersen; Robin Soans’ rich documentary plays “Mixed Up North”, “Talking to Terrorists” and “A State Affair”; the hilariously insightful “Dreams of Violence”… and lots more.



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