Ridiculusmus

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Indie theatre legends David Woods and Jon Haynes of Ridiculusmus play two crustaceous elders putting off death in a snail-paced farce.

A slapstick comedy 45 about hanging on, dying and grieving, played at 33rpm by two ancient insect types.

Created and performed by David Woods and Jon Haynes.

Ridiculusmus has been producing seriously funny theatre for over 20 years. The company is led by co-artistic directors David Woods and Jon Haynes, who write, direct and perform.

Ridiculusmus’origins are in the shadowlands of theatre and comedy, beginning as a rabble of graduates from the Poor School in London, adapting comic novels for the London fringe, and evolving over the last quarter century into a robust double act. Driving and leading as author-actors, David and Jon have established Ridiculusmus as a flagship UK theatre company touring nationally and internationally with works passionately wrought from minimal resources, and with an oxymoronic aim: to be both serious and funny. 

Ridiculusmus were last at Mayfest in 2013 with Total Football and also appeared with Tough Time Nice Time in Mayfest 2008 at Tobacco Factory Theatres.

You can also catch Give Me Your Love and The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland as part of the Ridiculusmus Trilogy at Mayfest 2018.

Triple Bill Special Offer
See all three shows in the Ridiculusmus Trilogy on Sat 19 May for Full £30 / Concession £21 (Give Me Your Love 12noon / Eradication 3pm (NB – at The Southville Centre) / Complicated Grief 8pm). Only available over the phone or in person at the Tobacco Factory Theatres Box Office. Book in advance, limited availability.

PANEL DISCUSSION
Sat 19 May 
5.30pm-7pm, Tobacco Factory Theatres
Stresses distresses and disorders – A panel talk reflecting on the provocations of Ridiculusmus’s three plays on contemporary mental health issues and approaches, with representatives from the health and pharmaceutical sector.