Wayward is a new production company, making extraordinary theatre and live performance. 

Wayward will champion brilliant original artists and develop work from unexpected sources, making artistic work of excellence and of the utmost relevance.

Working with established artists - writers, directors, performers - as well as developing and nurturing the talent of the future, Wayward will produce an all-embracing and inclusive programme of work of the highest quality.

Wayward’s first production is Grief is the Thing with Feathers adapted from Max Porter’s award winning novel.

The company is working with Internationaal Theater Amsterdam on The Cherry Orchard) and is developing Christie Watson’s best selling memoir on nursing - The Language of Kindness.

Read The Stage’s article about the company here.


Who we are

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 part of the producing team at Emma Rice’s new company, Wise Children.

Photo: Sarah Ainslie

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Assistant Producer Claire Gilbert

Claire is an independent theatre producer with a focus on new, political theatre. She is also company producer for Romanian company BÉZNĂ Theatre, Squint Theatre and Out of The Forest Theatre. She previously worked at Complicité and Good Chance Theatre

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Assistant Producer Hannah Smith

Hannah is a freelance producer who has worked with devising company The Wardrobe Ensemble since 2013. During that time she has produced national and international touring shows including Education, Education, Education and 1972: The Future of Sex. The Wardrobe Ensemble is currently a Complicité Associate company. She has also produced for Cardboard Citizens and curious directive and before going freelance, she worked at Fuel and was an intern at the Bush Theatre.

Finance Manager Lucy Williams

Lucy is a Management Accountant. She was previously Head of Finance at Watford Palace Theatre and then Finance Manager at Complicite, where she then became General Manager. She is also a trustee of Kandinsky Theatre.