Out of Chaos combines creative physical approaches to theatre and rigorous text work which investigates old stories and their enduring relevance to modern audiences.


We make work which is exciting, challenging and generous with a  belief in the absolute importance of clear storytelling in creative and surprising forms.


Every one of our shows puts the audience at its heart – including them within the action of the play by conferring power and agency on them.


With the audience integral to every performance we create truly communal events with the power to move, entertain, edify and enthral.


We are experienced workshop leaders capable of tailoring sessions for different age groups and ability groups, and for speakers of different languages. We specialise in teaching devising, ensemble work, improvisation and story-telling.


We can facilitate and contribute to discussions with a range of different focuses, from post-show Q&A sessions, to themed seminars around physical approaches to playing Shakespeare, devising, mythology, touring and production.

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We offer week-long residencies featuring performances, workshops, readings, lectures and discussions to enrich the learning of students from various academic disciplines.

All the greatest Greek myths in one hour - an unforgettable blend of sketch comedy, clowning, stories and songs. Unmythable is a sensationally physical, hilarious and masterful re-telling of the most famous stories from Greek mythology.

Shakespeare’s brutal tragedy is given new life in this haunting, intelligent, break-neck adaptation.  All the drama, intrigue and madness of MACBETH in 80 high-octane minutes with 20 characters brilliantly and boldly brought to life by just two actors.

Randy gods, psychotic giants and murderous elves face off in the show to end all shows - with the end of the world guaranteed. Norsesome is a full-throttle, no-holds-barred, rip roaring romp into the world of the legendary Norse gods.



Out of Chaos was founded by Richard Darbourne, Paul O'Mahony, Mike Tweddle & Jane Welsh

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