Beyond the Ridiculous 8th December show

Nov 06 2018

Beyond the Ridiculous + friends perform a double bill of ‘Fooling’ at the Bristol Improv Theatre!

<<But what is fooling?>>

Fooling a solo improvisation form, where performers use their own real life stories, feelings and thoughts as source material, choosing from a range of performance techniques, including storytelling, character-work, clowning, physical theatre, movement and live music to create audaciously authentic, gob-smackingly resonant, instant theatre.  

“Both incredibly funny and incredibly moving” -Huffingto... Read more >

April Fools Gold

Apr 12 2018

On March 31st, Beyond The Ridiculous put on a fundraiser for Many Minds mental health charity. Thanks to those who came and those who cheered us on from afar!

We celebrated April Fools Day, Easter and Full Moon in full foolish style. Stories of windy cliff top goodbyes, gawky 11 year old mermaids, and a long, long journey to Frome, bubbled up and... Read more >

April Fool Fundraiser!

Mar 05 2018

What would April Fools Day be without a night of mystery, spontaneity, play, truth and laughter? The Fools of Beyond The Ridiculous invite you to a night of fooling in aid of Many Minds.

When: Fools Eve, Saturday 31 March 2018, 7.30 pm  

Where: Upstairs at The Greenbank Pub, Easton, Bristol

Tickets: £7.50 advanced / £8 cash on the door 

Beyond The... Read more >

Beyond The Ridiculous Art and Words

Dec 07 2017

Back in October, Beyond The Ridiculous, our company of fools, performed solo improvisation on the theme of risk, in a 3-night fool fest called Cliff Jumping For Beginners, as part of Circus City Festival.

Three fantastic artists, a brilliant photographer and 2 wonderful writers sat in the audience, responding to our playtime with images and words.

The photo at the top of... Read more >

Cliff Jumping For Beginners This Weekend!

Oct 13 2017

Wowsers, what an incredible week's training with the fools of Beyond The Ridiculous!

All 12 fools have been split down into their component parts and reassembled ready to play for you at The Wardrobe Theatre all weekend, starting tonight!

We don't know which parts of us will turn up or what they will do or say, but each fool now has a cast of stock characters they can drop into at any moment; there are inner... Read more >

Cliff Jumping For Beginners Next Weekend!!!

Oct 07 2017

Oh happy days! The fools of Beyond The Ridiculous are gathering for a week of intensive training leading up to three shows at The Wardrobe Theatre as part of Circus City festival (13th, 14th and 15th October).

It's such a pleasure to be back in the company of the most wond... Read more >

Cliff Jumping For Beginners

Oct 03 2017

Artist Jenny Drew captured Beyond The Ridiculous host, Holly Stoppit negotiating with the audience during our last run. 

Fooling is a unique form of solo improvisation, where the performers respond to what's happening in the room as well as what's happening inside themselves. 

When you come to see the show, prepare to be part of the experience!

"REAL en... Read more >

Beyond The Ridiculous is back!

Sep 18 2017

A year ago, the fools of Beyond The Ridiculous made the difficult decision to take a break from public performances and scattered our ridiculous seeds to the far corners of the globe. Collectively, we’ve been performing, directing, teaching, touring, moving house, playing music, producing, making our own work, giving birth to a baby (only one fool did that), going straight, going wonkier, winning prizes, losing keys and having many, many birthd... Read more >

Blessed be the Artists

Dec 13 2016

Beyond The Ridiculous have been incredibly lucky this term to have not one, not two but three visual artists sit in during our live performances and draw what they see. Each artist has their own unique approach and all have produced works of wonder that capture the spirit of Beyond The Ridiculous. We are overjoyed with what they've produced and over-excited at the potential for further collaboration between our form and o... Read more >

So long for now, Beyond The Ridiculous

Dec 07 2016

Beyond The Ridiculous had a wonderful final show at The Wardrobe Theatre on Sunday. Our audience drew a kaleidoscope of characters and concepts out of us; a lobster who needed shelter to cast off her shell and grow, the all too familiar dance of procrastination, a one-item striptease, a cramped caravan, a soulful song sung accapella in mirrorball flecks, a man with one sad and one supportive shoulder, a flock of sheep and a sack of secrets, a dragon hatching fro... Read more >

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