Behind The Scenes At BTR Online
Jul 02 2020
On 20th June, Beyond The Ridiculous performed our first ever online Fooling (solo improvisation) performance on Zoom. We were supported by The Wardrobe Theatre in Bristol to explore how our work might translate to a digital platform. It was a massive experiment for an ensemble of solo improvisers who usually perform live on stage.This blog charts the process of developing and performing the show and includes a newly commissioned poem from poet in residence, Bee Golding.Read more >
Cyber Fooling - Guest Blog from Bee Golding
Jun 11 2020
Hello dear readers, please welcome back to the stage, guest blogger, Holly Stoppit Workshops Radministrator and Poet in Residence, Bee Golding!
I asked Bee to write about her experience of being part of the Fools Play group, earlier this year and here's what she wrote:Read more >
Beyond The Ridiculous Online Show 20th June
May 31 2020
The Wardrobe Theatre present Beyond The Ridiculous in:
Voices of Lockdown, Live and Unleashed
- A live, improvised, online celebration of the human condition!Read more >
When Holly met Franki
Apr 27 2020
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of interviewing my wonderfool fooling teacher, Franki Anderson for Clown Power Live.Read more >
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
APRIL FOOLS ART, PICS AND WORDS - SUNDAY
Apr 29 2019
Welcome to a feast of pics, artwork and audience responses from Beyond The Ridiculous' third night of their three-night celebration of the human condition at The Wardrobe Theatre, April 2019.Read more >
APRIL FOOLS ART, PICS AND WORDS - Saturday
Apr 29 2019
Welcome to a feast of pics, artwork and audience responses from Beyond The Ridiculous' second night of their three-night celebration of the human condition at The Wardrobe Theatre, April 2019.Read more >
April Fools Art, Pics and Words - Friday
Apr 29 2019
Welcome to a feast of pics, artwork and audience responses from Beyond The Ridiculous' first night of their three-night celebration of the human condition at The Wardrobe Theatre April 2019.Read more >
"LIKE A CROSS BETWEEN ACTIVE MEDITATION AND AN ACID TRIP”
Apr 14 2019
In the run up to the Beyond The Ridiculous Easter takeover of the Wardrobe Theatre, I got interviewed by Steve Wright of Bristol 24/7.
First, Steve asked me to to explain what 'Fooling' is:
“The archetype of the Fool is driven by innocence, truth and trust. Th... Read more >
Why do fools fool?
Apr 12 2019
Last weekend, having discovered a cunning way out of my own book-writing procrastination hell, which involved connecting back with the parts of me that had originally embarked on the adventure of writing a book, I posed the question to the Fools in training: which parts of you want to perform in the Easter Beyond The Ridiculous public shows?
I wrote dow... Read more >