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