Mark Murphy’s V-TOL – OUT OF THIS WORLD 

Script, design, film projection & direction by Mark Murphy
Created with & performed by Sarah Swire, Catherine Cusack, Scott Hoatson, Ixtaso Moreno, Anwar Russell & Alex Palmer
Associate Director: EJ Boyle
Co-design & costume design: Becky Minto
Music composition & sound design: Nathaniel Reed
Lighting Designer: Lizzie Powell
Rigging design by Alex Palmer
Produced by Claire Soper
Production Photography by Jane Hobson

Funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Creative Scotland, The Foyle Foundation, Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Garfield Weston Foundation. Commissioned by Macrobert Arts Centre, Sadler’s Wells London, DTP, ART 31 KENT, Warwick Arts Centre and Triggered at Warwick. Supported by Cold Mountain Kit, tube, Cuerda Producciones, All Or Nothing and Beaconhurst School.


★★★★ “Ambitious? Unstintingly so, ambition simply swirls and soars… the whole creative team and excellent cast meet all the challenges with deceptive ease.”

The Herald

★★★★ “Out Of This World strives for something much deeper than spectacle – it makes a play for our hearts, and wins.”

The Scotsman

★★★★★ “A unique and visionary theatrical experience.”

Southside Advertiser

“Lavish, spectacular and startling.”

The Guardian

“It’s a technically brilliant multimedia assault on your senses that also manages moments of great poignancy and tenderness.”



After a ten year hiatus, Mark relaunched the V-TOL name as a vehicle for his new theatre show OUT OF THIS WORLD. Set within a world of projected film and animation, it combines Mark’s signature mix of ground breaking aerial choreography, explosive special effects and emotionally raw storytelling in a show that is both intense psychological thriller and heart-rending medical drama.

The show told the story of a woman’s woozy descent through the layers of anaesthesia into the depths of a medically induced coma. Once safely cocooned, her crashed imagination takes over the show – creating a vivid inward cinema in which she is forced re-evaluate her life. But after discovering a shocking revelation and with the medical team moving in for the kill, she must escape her subterranean safe house in a very real fight for life.