Theatre company Out of Joint is being renamed as Stockroom – a change that is taking place with immediate effect. This rebranding follows the launch last year of its writers room with the same name.
The company is also moving into a new building which will become a creative hub for writers, other artists and the local community.
The six theatre-makers employed in the writers room will work with the rest of the team to create “bold and ambitious” new theatre writing for the future.
The restart comes after a torrid few years for the company. Founder Max Stafford-Clark left the organisation following alleged inappropriate and sexualised behaviour and a new team took over.
Executive Producer Martin Derbyshire described the name change as feeling “like a breath of fresh air”. He said: “Stockroom is an identity that we’ve been building for three years. We learned a lot during that period and we are now ready for a creative leap into a new relationship with our writers and audiences.”