Wayward is a new production company, making extraordinary theatre and live performance.
We develop work from unexpected sources, producing relevant, inclusive theatre for a broad contemporary audience. We champion brilliant, original artists, nurturing the talent of the future as well as providing interesting opportunities for established writers, directors and performers. We are committed to creating a programme of high-quality work that is fresh, original and accessible.
The company is currently developing Christie Watson’s best-selling memoir on nursing - The Language of Kindness - for production in 2020.
Wayward’s first production was Grief is the Thing with Feathers, adapted from Max Porter’s award winning novel, directed by Enda Walsh and starring Cillian Murphy.
Founder/Producer - judith dimant
During her 25 years at the helm of Complicité, Judith produced all of the company's work including The Encounter, The Master and Margarita, A Disappearing Number, Shun-kin, The Elephant Vanishes, Measure for Measure, Mnemonic, The Chairs and revivals of The Three Lives of Lucie Cabrol and The Street of Crocodiles - all directed by Simon McBurney. She also produced Lionboy, directed by Annabel Arden, Clive Mendus and James Yeatman and most recently Bryony Kimmings' A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer.
Before Complicité, Judith worked as press officer at the Royal Court Theatre and programmed comedy at the Pleasance, Edinburgh Fringe in the early 1990s, where she was responsible for booking Graham Norton, Frank Skinner, David Schneider and Armando Ianucci amongst others, at the start of their careers.
She is a Board member for Wise Children and 1927 Theatre Company .
Finance MANAGER - LUCY WILLIAMS
Lucy is a management accountant. She was previously Head of Finance at Watford Palace Theatre and then Finance Manager at Complicité, where she then became General Manager. She is also a trustee of Kandinsky Theatre.
ASSISTANT PRODUCER - JESSIE ANAND
Jessie is a theatre and opera producer who has worked at the National Theatre and The Corner Shop PR. She runs her own opera company, Spectra Ensemble, with which she has produced Treemonisha, The Boatswain’s Mate, Collision (all Arcola Theatre - Grimeborn) and Liturgie (The Place - Tête à Tête). Her recent productions of Blue Thunder and Orlando won awards and sold out at VAULT Festival 2019.
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