The New "Normal" photos from Joe Rosser

Oct 16 2020

We did it! Live art is still possible! Our documentary photographer, Joe Rosser captured the evening to give you a taste of how it felt to be in the Wardrobe Theatre during our first ever hybrid online / real life show, The New "Normal".

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The New "Normal" poem by Bee Golding

Oct 16 2020

Here's the poem written by our Poet In Residence, Bee Golding, during Saturday night's performance of The New "Normal" by Beyond The Ridiculous.

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Holly talks on The Quarantini Podcast

Oct 05 2020

I was interviewed by Pommy Harmar from The Quarantini, a Bristol-based podcast, which has been broadcasting since the beginning of lockdown.

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What is Fooling?

Sep 29 2020

Here's Holly Stoppit and members of Beyond The Ridiculous demonstrating what their improvisation form, 'fooling' is all about.

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BTR Live Online Show, The New "Normal" 10th October

Sep 10 2020

The Wardrobe Theatre presents Beyond The Ridiculous in a live, improvised, online celebration of the human condition!

Saturday 10th October 2020

“Both incredibly funny and incredibly moving.” -The Huffington Post

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Poems for the players of 'Voices of Lockdown Live and Unleashed'

Jul 30 2020

Do you remember midsummer's night, June 2020? Lockdown was beginning to ease and the fools of Beyond The Ridiculous took a moment to reflect on their journeys through the strangest spring they'd ever encountered, in their first ever online show, 'Voices of Lockdown, Live and Unleashed'.

Bee Golding, our poet in residence, took Orla's live transcription of the show and her own embodied memories from being audience, and created a collection of poems to capture the night.

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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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