About us

Ridiculusmus is a multi-award winning theatre company that has been producing seriously funny theatre since 1992.

” If you think of amazing performers who you hang onto every word they say, their performances so incredible along with the actual writing, the two guys from ridiculusmus spring to mind.” Dave the electrician

“I swear, you’ll have never seen anything quite like it”  The Independent

The company’s co-artistic directors, David Woods and Jon Haynes, have established the company as a flagship UK performance group touring nationally and internationally with works passionately wrought from minimal resources that achieve the oxymoronic aim of being both serious and funny.

“One of our most refreshingly provocative theatre companies”  Time Out

The company has created over 25 original theatre productions and is regularly commissioned by venues including the Barbican, National Theatre, Royal Court, Soho Theatre, BAC and Arts House, Melbourne.

“They are without doubt, two of the most innovative talents working in British theatre”  British Theatre Guide.


Herald Scotland Archangel Award

Total Theatre Significant Achievement Award

Peter Brook Open Space Award

Time Out Live Award

Total Theatre Award for Best British Production

Herald Angel Award for Innovation

Green room award for Best Performance




The Team

Jon Haynes

Co Artistic and Executive Director

David Woods

Co Artistic and Executive Director

Board Members
Marcelle Davies
John Gorick
Dr. Richard Talbot


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Since the Battersea Art Centre fire in 2015 and the cessation of our National Portfolio Funding we have been in exiled orbit. Compounded by the cancellation of all our work due to the Corona Virus epidemic we welcome all the support we can get. If you would like to give a donation, no matter how small, it would be greatly appreciated.

If you would like to help, please email: david@ridiculusmus.com

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We work with a huge range of partners – from Battersea Arts Centre in London to Arts House in Melbourne, universities and world-renowned Finnish psychotherapists, plus a pantheon of talented artists, technicians and creators. We are very grateful to  those who have invested in our work in various ways over the years and continue to support us, including:

Arts Council EnglandNational Theatre ScotlandNational Theatre WalesBarbican CentreTotal TheatreWellcome TrustBattersea Arts CentreUniversity of Kent


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Ridiculusmus are a Company limited by Guarantee, registered in England
Registered Office: T.J. Pinton & Co. 15 Hazel Avenue, Cove, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU1 40H
Company No: 2838757. Charity No: 1038967. VAT No: 791 8746 74

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