Holly and Dominique chat about Summer School

Apr 24 2019

Holly Stoppit and Dominique Fester sit in the dappled sunlight in Dominique's garden, chatting about their upcoming summer schools, what they're excited about and what you might get out of it if you sign up.

H: Hey Dominique Fester, we're running some summer schools, this summer!

D: We are, Holly Stoppit!

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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 >

Beyond The Ridiculous interviews BCFM

Apr 11 2019

In the run up to Beyond The Ridiculous' 3-night run at The Wardrobe Theatre, two of our Fools, Naomi Smyth and Gen Davis were interviewed on 2 different shows on Bristol Community FM.

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Procrastination Hacks

Apr 08 2019

These are travellers notes which I offer myself should I again be lost. 

Trick yourself into the writing 

Set up the thing and see it and then do all you can to evade it

-Text from the photo above, excerpt from an art exhibit by Dr. Sarah Wishart as part of Undertow at Sluice Gallery, London*

I'd been longingly waiting for time to work... Read more >

April fools - The Cast

Mar 26 2019

Introducing the cast of fools for Beyond The Ridiculous' three night celebration of the Human Condition at The Wardrobe Theatre, April 19, 20 and 21 2019.

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Holly Stoppit's Summer Schools

Mar 15 2019

Splash into Summer 2019 with our refreshing, cool, never been done before, well not by us, choose-your-own-adventure 4 PART SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAMME! (Woo! Yeah! Yippee!)

This August, we're offering not one, not two, not three but four consecutive weeks of playing, learning, connecting and laughing and YOU get to choose however many you want to attend! Discounts available for attending multiple weeks.

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May / June workshops now booking

Mar 12 2019

Are you ready to play? Do you need more laughter in your life? Would you like to explore the magical, expansive, flowing state of clown? Then we've got just what you need.

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Amy Rose's Utility Room

Mar 11 2019

Holly Stoppit Workshops are proud to be hosting inspirational performance alchemist Amy Rose, to run a series of four Utility Room sessions for the playful people of Bristol in June this year. 

Amy’s enormous knowledge of play and carefully considered facilitation has supported Holly’s artistic evolution over the years, so much so, that we wanted to share her with you!

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Beyond The Ridiculous - April 19, 20, 21 2019

Feb 25 2019

Holly Stoppit's company of fools, 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

19th, 20th and 21st April 2019

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