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.

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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:

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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!

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When Holly met Franki

Apr 27 2020

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of interviewing my wonderfool fooling teacher, Franki Anderson for Clown Power Live.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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"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 >

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