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 - Soho Theatre - February 2022 / Pleasance Theatre Islington - Aug-Sept 2021
twenty-eight by Alexandra Donnachie - Theatre503 - February 2022
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
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
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.
Abbii is currently General Manager at Hartshorn-Hook after over five years with DEM. Abu joined DEM in May 2017 as Production Assistant where she grew to be Associate Producer and Head of Finance, alongside in-house Company Stage Management.
Her production work includes: twenty-eight (Theatre 503); BLOWHOLE (Soho Theatre / 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 Accounting work includes: Footloose (UK Tour); Amélie (Criterion Theatre, West End); The Choir of Man (Arts Theatre); 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). She tweets from @AbbiiClark.
Finance and Payroll Administrator
Tina joined DEM in 2021 as Finance and Payroll Administrator following work in the education and housing sectors. She’s a proud Australian, mum of two gorgeous girls and is an avid foodie with her own recipe book blog. Travel is her biggest passion and she loves nothing more than lying on a beach with a good book. Some of Tina’s favourite things aside from travelling and the beach are candles, Animal Crossing, Palm Trees, YouTube, stationary, baking, Autumn and the colour pink. Musicals are Tina’s favourite type of show to watch and her recent favourites are The Choir of Man and Pretty Woman. Since joining the company, Tina has enjoyed seeing more theatre and supporting our production accounting clients across a wide variety of productions.
Social Media and Marketing Assistant
Jess is a producer currently studying for her MA at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Previously she Production Intern with DEM Productions , as well as Production Assistant at Jonathan Church Theatre Productions, working on several national and international tours including A Monster Calls, Private Peaceful and The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. Prior to this, she was Producer and Social Media Manager for The Voice Matters Theatre Company, taking their debut play Purple to Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Outside of producing, Jess is also a stage and production manager, most recently working on Lavender at the Omnibus Theatre.
Elvira is a producer currently studying for her MA at Mountview, London, and joins DEM as Production Assistant in July 2022 after being Production Intern with the company from January 2022.
At Mountview, Elvira produced Violet as part of the IGNITE Festival, of which she was General Manager, and undertook a placement at Jermyn Street Theatre.
During her undergraduate degree at Durham University, she was Artistic Director of Pitch Productions and produced a range of theatre across 8 Durham-based theatre companies, including The Durham Showcase 2021, Sparks (Paradise Green @ EdFringe), Mrs Dalloway (Durham Castle), Mojo (WiffWaff Bars) and Into The Woods (Mark Hillery Arts Centre). She has also worked as Marketing Assistant at The Assembly Rooms Theatre and on the Management Team for the National Student Drama Festival for 3 years. She tweets from @elviraparr.
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 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.
SUPPORTING NEW ARTISTS
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 email@example.com for more information on our past, present and future outreach and participation projects.
Associate General Manager
Lauren is a freelance General Manager and Producer. She has worked as a General Manager for companies such as Dan Colman Creative, running the ‘Brainiac Live’ brand on tours across the UK. Lauren was previously Acting Producer at National Youth Theatre. She worked at NYT for 4 years where she produced many shows in London and all over the UK at venues and festivals such as Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Southwark Playhouse, Latitude Festival, Soho Theatre, Bradford Literature Festival and Unity Theatre, Liverpool.
Before entering the world of producing, she toured the UK as a Stage Manager and Company Stage Manager for companies such as Les Enfants Terribles, Emma Brunjes Productions, Theatre of Debate and Principal Theatre Company.