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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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 >

Laughter Yoga at Bristol Museum In pics

Nov 27 2018

As Clown in Residence at the Bristol Museum, I was asked to facilitate a Laughter Yoga Workshop. 

Over 50 Bristol laughers came along to the the front hall of the museum on a chilly Wednesday night to laugh their heads off in glorious union! We raised the roof of the museum and let in a bit of starlight!

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Assembling Your Inner Cast Video

Sep 07 2018

Meet some of the characters that appeared during Assembling Your Inner Cast in August 2018.

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What happened at Comic Storytelling School?

Jun 05 2018

Last week saw the birth of a brand new 5-day Comic Storytelling course. Using a similar structure to my degree course (minus the essays and live comedy assessments!), we began with red-nose non-verbal storytelling, before sliding into fantastical verbal impro and eventually landing into autobiographical storytelling. 

Each participant crafted a 10-minute true story to tell to the group on 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 >

Curious Clown Cabaret in Pictures

Nov 22 2017

We did it! 

These 10 idiots have spent the last 10 Tuesday evenings in a freezing cold church hall, playing their little hearts out (just to keep warm).

The 10 Week Clown To Performance course leads participants through a gentle process of deepening their quality of connection with themselves and cultivating the bravery to share themselves with others and to let the world in.

They then each created a 5 mi... Read more >

What Happened at Clowning Summer School

Sep 04 2017

Wowee! What a week! 

I've been teaching clowning for over 10 years, but never have I had the opportunity to steep 12 people in the state of clown for  5 whole, consecutive days. I had notions about what might happen, but I chose to stay open to the process, designing each day as it came, in relation to the groups development and interests. 

We met in a lovely school hall in the centre of Bristol. As with all my cour... Read more >

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