Out of Joint, Chichester Festival Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe present


by Richard Bean


Tuesday 14 - Saturday 18 October 2014 Download Calendar

The Lyric


1789 was the year of the French Revolution, and also of the infamous Mutiny on the Bounty. Rebellion and new ideas of democracy were in the air.

After overthrowing Captain Bligh, Fletcher Christian drops anchor at the remote island of Pitcairn in the southern Pacific, so to establish a society of equals with his fellow sailors and their Tahitian followers. But the settlers are loath to relinquish their privileges and vices, and the Tahitians dream of home.

With salty humour and growing horror, Richard Bean charts the colony’s descent from a new Eden to brutal dystopia. Richard Bean’s plays include One Man, Two Guvnors (National Theatre and West End); The Heretic (Royal Court), The Big Fellah (Out of Joint) and the forthcoming West End musical Made in Dagenham.

Directed by Max Stafford-Clark

Designed by Tim Shortall

Lighting designed by Johanna Town

Sound designed by Emma Laxton

Age Guideline: Recommended for everyone aged 16+ (contains strong language and scenes of a sexual nature)

Read Richard Bean’s interview in The Telegraph

Access performances
Audio Described – Saturday 18 October 2.30pm

Pricing & Concessions

Full price:
£12.20 – £27.20

Please note: Prices include a 70p per ticket booking fee.

Under 16s, Student, Unwaged, Young Company:
£7 off A & B (Tue – Thu eves & Sat Mat)

Over 60s, Disabled:
£3 off A & B (Tue – Thu eves & Sat Mat)

Corporate Members:
£5 off A & B (Tue – Thu eves)

£4 off A & B (first performance – Tuesday 14th October)

People’s Company:
£3.50 off A & B (Tue – Thu eves & Sat Mat)

Groups of 10+:
£1.50 off A & B

Groups of 20+:
£2.50 off A & B

Groups of 40+:
£3.50 off A & B

School groups of 10+:
£10 tickets (Tue – Thu eves, Thu mat)

Please note: Prices include a 70p per ticket booking fee. Concessions exclude price band E in The Lyric.


A riproaring tale rich in metaphorical resonance

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