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.



BEYOND THE RIDICULOUS ARE COMING OUT TO PLAY ON 19th, 20th AND 21st APRIL 2019

Beyond The Ridiculous return to The Wardrobe Theatre for a 3-night celebration of the human condition!

Beyond The Ridiculous perform ‘Fooling’, a solo improvisation form, where the fools 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.

19th, 20th and 21st April 2019
7.30pm start
£10 tickets available through The Wardrobe Theatre
Featuring different performers every night


Beyond The Ridiculous are available for hire for events, festivals and bespoke projects. Get in touch to find out more.

More about Beyond The Ridiculous:

Review from Huffington Post

Review from Weston Super Mum

Blog from Talking Cat

Beyond The Ridiculous Art And Words 2017

More Art From 2016

Beyond The Ridiculous Facebook Page

“Both incredibly funny and incredibly moving”

Huffington Post review.

“Change your life, shake the doom from your hair. Go see Beyond the Ridiculous.”

Weston Super-Mum review

“The fools took the risk to be seen, and generously poured their hearts and souls onto the stage for us to splash in.”

Talking Cat Review

“I actually cried laughing.”

Audience response

“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.”

Audience response

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

Audience response

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