Deus Ex Machina Productions Ltd was set up by in 2014 to produce new writing and acclaimed revivals, and has since made a mark with 14 well received and commercially successful productions:


BLOWHOLE by Benjamin Salmon - Pleasance Theatre Islington - Aug-Sept 2021

RIDE by Freya Catrin Smith and Jack Williams (Workshop Production) - Garrick Theatre, West End - June 2021

BROTHER by Annabel Mutale Reed and Robin Simões da Silva (Live-Streamed Workshop Production) - Southwark Playhouse - March 2021

ADRIAN MOLE by Jake Brunger & Pippa Cleary - Ambassadors Theatre, West End - Jun-Sept 2019

DUST by Milly Thomas - New York Theatre Workshop - Aug-Sept 2019, Trafalgar Studios - Sept-Oct 2018

Spring Awakening by Stephen Sater & Duncan Sheik - Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester - Mar-May 2018

Working by Stephen Schwartz et al - Southwark Playhouse - Jun-Jul 2017

TORCH by Phoebe Eclair Powell - Underbelly, Edinburgh August 2016

Karagula by Philip Ridley - STYX (Soho Theatre) June-Jul 2016

Four Play by Jake Brunger - Theatre503 Feb-March 2016

Clickbait by Milly Thomas - Theatre503 Jan-Feb 2016

Sense of an Ending by Ken Urban - Theatre503 May-June 2015

How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel - Southwark Playhouse Feb-March 2015

Donkey Heart by Moses Raine - Trafalgar Studios Jan 2015

Stink Foot by Jeff James after Sophocles - The Yard Theatre Nov-Dec 2014

Piranha Heights by Phiip Ridley - Old Red Lion Nov-Dec 2014

A Bright Room Called Day by Tony Kushner - Southwark Playhouse Jul-Aug 2014


D.E.M. Productions currently has several shows in development and is available for hire as General Manager and Production Accountant for any range of projects.

WINNER for Best Producer at the Off West End Theatre Awards 2016


Executive Producer - Ramin Sabi

Ramin is a Tony & Olivier Award winning producer. Theatre producing outside of DEM includes The Prince of Egypt (Dominion Theatre), Company (Gielgud & Jacobs Theatre, Broadway, Winner of 4 Olivier Awards), The Ferryman (Jacobs Theatre, Broadway, Winner of 4 Tony Awards); 1984 (West End & Broadway); Showboat (New London Theatre, West End); Nativity! (National Tour); Gypsy (Savoy Theatre, West End, Winner of 4 Olivier Awards); Annie (First Class National Tour & West End).

Work in film includes executive producing several short films, Gypsy: Live from the Savoy (BBC/PBS) and the independent feature films Butterfly Kisses & Mrs Lowry & Son starring Vanessa Redgrave & Timothy Spall. He tweets from @ramin_sabi.

Producer & General Manager - Emily Lunnon

Before joining DEM in 2021, Emily looked after first-class international tours for GWB Entertainment, most notably the world tour of The Phantom of the Opera which continued to run throughout 2020. Other work whilst at GWB includes Cats (South Korea tour), School of Rock the Musical and Matilda the Musical (International Tours). Previously, Emily was in the production team at The Old Vic where she worked on shows including the Olivier Award-winning A Monster Calls, The Divide, The Missing Light, Cover My Tracks and the One Voice monologue series, as well as supporting the creative development of new work.


Her work as an independent producer includes BAFTA Rising Star Rosie Day’s debut play Instructions for a Teenage Armageddon (Old Red Lion/Barn Theatre, Cirencester), Diary of a Teenage Girl (Southwark Playhouse), Circleville, Circlevalley (UK Tour), Singin’ In The Rain and RENT (Oxford Playhouse). She also supported the development of Sophie Wooley’s Augmented and is on the senior reading panel for Theatre503, as well as reading extensively for playwriting awards. She tweets from @em_lunnon.

Associate Producer & Head of Finance - Abbii Clark

Abbii joined DEM in May 2017 as Production Assistant where she has grown to Associate Producer and Head of Finance, alongside in-house Company Stage Management. 


Her production work includes: BLOWHOLE (Pleasance Theatre Islington); RIDE (Workshop Production - Garrick Theatre, West End); Brother (Southwark Playhouse); DUST (Trafalgar Studios); A Theory of Justice The Musical (Workshop, The Arts Theatre); Adrian Mole (Ambassadors Theatre, West End); DUST (New York Theatre Workshop); Murder at the Gates (Workshop, The Other Palace); Works of Art (Workshop, Turbine Theatre); The Rink (Southwark Playhouse); Spring Awakening (Hope Mill Theatre); and Working (Southwark Playhouse).

Production Accountant work includes: Amélie (Criterion Theatre, West End); Doctor Who Time Fracture and Immersive Great Gatsby (Immersive Everywhere)Last Five Years (Southwark Playhouse); Adrian Mole (Ambassadors Theatre, West End); Dust (New York Theatre Workshop); Three Sisters (Belka Productions, Vaudeville Theatre, West End); Hair (Aria Entertainments, UK and International Tour); Counting Sheep (Wild Yak, Vaults Festival).

Stage Management Credits include: BLOWHOLE (Pleasance Theatre Islington); RIDE (Workshop Production - Garrick Theatre, West End); Brother (Southwark Playhouse); and Adrian Mole (Ambassadors Theatre, West End). She tweets from @AbbiiClark.

DEM Family 

Jessica Campbell

Jessica is currently Head of Programming, Digital Media at the National Theatre. Her previous roles include Producer at The Bush Theatre, and Producer and Head of Marketing at Theatre503 and The Print Room. She co-founded DEM with Ramin and was Co-Producer from 2014 to early 2016. She tweets from @JessFCampbell.

Ceri Lothian

Ceri is currently the Producer at Theatre503 after over five years as Associate Producer and General Manager at DEM. Ceri started her career as Resident Assistant Producer at Theatre503, working on new writing productions that included the World Premieres of And Then Come The Nightjars by Bea Roberts (2016 National Tour), and Rotterdam by Jon Brittain (Olivier Award Winner 2017). She has also produced new comedy writing and scratch nights around London and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Ceri attended the Stage One New Producers Workshop for 2017, and is Producer for theatre company Worst Absurd.

She joined DEM in late 2015, where work includes: Clickbait, Four Play (Theatre503); Karagula (Soho Theatre @ The Styx); The Wild Party (The Other Palace); Working (Southwark Playhouse): Spring Awakening (Hope Mill Theatre), The Rink (Southwark Playhouse), DUST (New York Theatre Workshop & Trafalgar Studios) and Adrian Mole (Ambassadors Theatre). She tweets from @ceri_luna.


Since our first production in 2014, DEM have supported and developed over 40 artists to their first professional credit. This includes directors, actors, stage management and designers in set, lighting, costume and sound. We also aim to engage new and young artists in our work in other ways, through engagement projects in conjunction with our productions. So far this has included LGBTQ+ groups in South West London, and 16-24 year olds in Tottenham Hale, Southwark/Lambeth, and Manchester.

We are committed to ensuring continued opportunities and participation, in a safe and professional environment for future artists to thrive in.

Please contact ceri@demproductions.co.uk for more information on our past, present and future outreach and participation projects.

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