Past Productions

Talking to Terrorists is a play commissioned by the Royal Court and Out of Joint. The writer, director and actors interviewed people from around the world who have been affected by or involved in terrorism. They wanted to know what makes ordinary people do extreme things.

Peacemakers, journalists and hostages. Significant figures from recent history. And those who have crossed the line. Their stories take us from Africa, Israel, Turkey, Iraq and Ireland to the heart of the British Establishment.



‘I will be astonished if the year turns up a more important, illuminating or moving play than this’
-Daily Telegraph

-Independent ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

-Guardian ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

‘You must see this play’
-Sunday Times ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

‘Great theatre’
-Metro ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


Cast: Chipo Chung, Jonathan Cullen, Christopher Ettridge, Alexander Hanson, Lloyd Hutchinson, Catherine Russell, Chris Ryman, June Watson.

Director: Max Stafford-Clark
Designer: Jonathan Fensom
Lighting Designer: Johanna Town
Sound Designer: Gareth Fry


21 – 23 April 2005
Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

26 – 30 April 2005
Oxford Playhouse

4 – 7 May 2005
Malvern Theatres

10 – 14 May 2005
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

17 – 21 May 2005
Library Theatre, Manchester

24 – 28 May 2005
New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

1 – 4 June 2005
Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

14 – 18 June 2005
Salisbury Playhouse

21 – 25 June 2005
Liverpool Everyman

From 30 June 2005
Royal Court, London

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