Past Productions

A young man holds a gun - Press shot for MacbethMacbeth takes place in a brutalised country torn apart by civil war, tyrants become kings; women, warriors. The ‘Scotland’ of our modern era becomes influenced by images from recent events in central Africa, where whole sections of the population have been massacred; brutal maiming and rapes have become accustomed weapons of war and where child soldiers are commonplace.  A site-specific production, Macbeth drew out the story of the military hero who is spurred on by his ambitious wife, and dangerously fascinated with witchcraft, unfolding in an African state torn apart by war.

The show tour transformed mills, factories, backstage areas, fringe theatres and a historic manor house, and played at the 1850s Wilton’s Music Hall in London’s East End.


‘This production is nothing short of a coup for Out of Joint.’
-Metro ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

‘This is the fiercest, strangest and most viscerally compelling Shakespeare production of the year’ 
-Sunday Express ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

‘This is the full Macbeth experience’
-Guardian ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

‘Twenty-first-century anarchy maps seamlessly onto 17th-century lawlessness’

‘A visceral and intelligent evocation of the stuff of ancient and modern nightmares, it works like a dream. Here’s to Out of Joint’s next ten years’
-The Times


Cast: Kwaku Ankomah, Raquel Cassidy, Babou Ceesay, Sidney Cole, Dave Fishley, Adura Onashile, Ben Onwukwe, Patrick Robinson, Chris Ryman, Susan Salmon, Danny Sapani.

Director: Max Stafford-Clark

Designer: Es Devlin

Lighting Designer: Johanna Town

Sound Designer: Gareth Fry

Music: Felix Cross


1 – 10 September
Arcola Theatre, London

26 – 30 October

2 – 6 November
Guildhall, Bury St Edmunds

15 – 17 September

3 September – 2 October

6 – 8 October

12 – 16 October

9 – 12 November

15 – 16 November

19 – 20 November

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