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Wayward makes live and digital theatre and performance. We stage new and accessible work and champion brilliant and original artists.

actor performing in a rehearsal space
The Language of Kindness rehearsals, 2021. Photo: Sarah Ainslie.

We develop work from unexpected sources nurturing the talent of the future as well as providing inspiring opportunities for established writers, directors and performers. We create work for the stage, online and on radio.

Recent work includes The Language of Kindness, an adaptation of the best-selling nursing memoir by Christie Watson which won an OFFIE in 2022; Michael Kohlhaas, co‑produced with the Berlin Schaubühne, directed by Simon McBurney and Annabel Arden; and Shifts, a radio feature for BBC Radio 3 Between the Ears which won a Gold Award (Life with Covid) at the 2021 UK Audio awards.

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.