Holly Stoppit
Adam Fung
Holly Stoppit
Adam Fung
Holly Stoppit
Adam Fung
Holly Stoppit
Adam Fung
Holly Stoppit
Paul Blakemore
Holly Stoppit
Paul Blakemore
Holly Stoppit
Paul Blakemore
Holly Stoppit
Paul Blakemore
Holly Stoppit
Group shots by Adam Fung / solos by Paul Blakemore

Beyond The Ridiculous

Holly is the Artistic Director of Beyond The Ridiculous, an improvisational theatre company comprising of Holly’s previous students. 

We all have voices in our heads. People we’ve met, aspects of ourselves, bizarre and banal creatures cobbled from emotions and memories. Instead of wishing they’d keep the noise down in there, the fools of Beyond The Ridiculous invite them out to play!

Fooling is a staggeringly versatile form of solo improvisation. Expertly facilitated by Fool Shaman Holly Stoppit, Beyond The Ridiculous is a chance to see courageous performers leaping off cliffs into the limitless possibilities of each moment. You may laugh, cry or stare dumbfounded and for once the voices in your head will discover they are not alone.


*** BIG ANNOUNCEMENT***

AUTUMN 2017. BEYOND THE RIDICULOUS ARE ON THEIR WAY BACK TO THE WARDROBE THEATRE IN BRISTOL FOR THREE NIGHTS AS PART OF CIRCUS CITY FESTIVAL!!!

Our night is called Cliff Jumping For Beginners and we'll be exploring the theme of risk.

13th, 14th and 15th October, 8pm 

Each night will feature 4 different players

Tickets available here

To read more about Cliff Jumping for Beginners, see Holly's blog


Here's a little video about Beyond The Ridiculous

Here's a review from Huffington Post

Here's a review from Weston Super Mum

Facebook page here


Also available for hire for events, festivals and bespoke projects.

Audience reactions:

“I actually cried laughing.”

“It was so releasing. I feel in a much better place than when I walked in. Seeing everyone getting their crazy parts out made me feel connected to mine. But I push mine down. Seeing the performers release it all made me want to get out and play more.”

“I have definitely never seen anything like that before.”

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