Beyond The Ridiculous Live Shows, May 2020
Mar 05 2020
Holly Stoppit and the fools of Beyond The Ridiculous return to The Wardrobe Theatre for a 3-night celebration of the human condition!
“Both incredibly funny and incredibly moving.” The Huffington Post
28th May 2020 - 30th May 2020
7.30pm | £12 (£10 conc.)
Running Time: 90mins (with interval)
Suitable for ages 16+
Beyond The Ridiculous are a bunch of fools who invite you to travel into the dark crevasses and high peaks of their imaginations, in a completely improvised celebration of the human condition!
Each night, your eccentric host, Holly Stoppit, will welcome four different solo performers into the empty space. None of them will have a plan, a script or a score, they’ll simply tune into the atmosphere in the theatre and use their own feelings, thoughts and physicality as their source material.
Each soloist will choose from a range of performance techniques, including storytelling, character-work, clowning, physical theatre, dance, song and live music. Backed up by the fools ensemble, they’ll carefully craft short nuggets of audaciously authentic, gob-smackingly resonant, never-to-be-repeated, instant theatre.
You might laugh, you might cry, as you see yourself reflected in the fools play.
“I felt like people had gone inside my brain and acted it out to make me feel better and now I love everybody again.”
“Violently hilarious, insightful, meandering journey through the funniest, lightest, darkest corners of the deranged comedic mind.”
“A lot of joy. Amazing, REAL engaging theatre. We’re talking about what theatre sets out to do. The origins of theatre. Untranslated, original theatre.”
Beyond The Ridiculous are a collective of solo performers from many disciplines and backgrounds. They come together to train in and perform the solo improvisation form known as ‘fooling,’ under the guidance of facilitator, dramatherapist and performance skills teacher, Holly Stoppit.
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