About us

Ridiculusmus is a multi-award winning theatre company that has been producing seriously funny theatre for over 25 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.

The Team

Jon Haynes

Co Artistic and Executive Director

David Woods

Co Artistic and Executive Director

Rob Young

Special Projects Producer

Board Members
Paul Allain
Peter Greig
Richard Young
Richard Talbot
Cheryl Pierce



Give Me Your Love, Arts House, Melbourne




Support us

Photo (c) Mike Urban. urban75.com

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.

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

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Many thanks for your support.



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


Contact us



+44 (0) 7795 431199

Ridiculusmus, BAC, Lavender Hill, London, SW11 5TN

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