Ridiculusmus is a multi-award winning theatre company that has been producing seriously funny theatre for over 20 years.
“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.
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
Since 2014 Ridiculusmus has been forging a reputation as a theatre company specialising in transforming complex mental health issues into warm, witty and accessible performance.
Our new show is about Post Traumatic Stress and the therapeutic effects of MDMA. It premiered at Arts House, Melbourne in November 2015 and enjoyed a packed three-week run at BAC in January 2016. It will be on tour nationally and internationally in 2017.
Our current ‘In Rep’ show is informed by a treatment method for psychosis that has been developed in Western Lapland. It conjures up a comic nightmare of delusion while offering a hopeful world of polyphonic uncertainty, a world where dialogue can transform your life.
Battersea Arts Centre has been our home for many years – both as an office and a performance space. In March 2015, it was tragically ravaged by fire. As a company, we are now in exile while our home is being rebuilt. During this challenging time, 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.
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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: