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.

'Sensationally physical. A masterclass in holding the audience spellbound'

- Fringe Review

'No-frills theatre showcasing the art of storytelling.'  

- British Theatre Guide

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

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