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RIDICULUSMUS  

Nationality:    British
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Since meeting at London's Poor School in 1992, Ridiculismus duo Jon Haynes and David Woods have created and presented a substantial body of work in the UK and throughout the world. the work has always been the expression of their artistic urges at the time rather than being the pursuit of any particular agendA. Though individual pieces often offer particular provocations or philosophies. their working method is about creating the nothingness where expression can take place. Ridiculismus have won awards from Time Out, Total Theatre, Adelaide Festival, the Herald Angel and have twice been nominated for the Melbourne Comedy Festival Barry Award.

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        All About H Hatter         Arseflop         Article 19 - Goodbye Princess         As Bad As It Gets         At Swim Two Birds         Broken         Dada         Dada music         Dive         EPCD         Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland, The         Exhibitionists, The         Finn MacCool         How to be Funny         Ideas Men         Importance Of Being Earnest, The         Intitled         Lung         Musical Bicycle Ride, The         Nest Big Thing, The         Office - Scratch         Omnium         Overcoat and the Nose, The         Paranoid Household         Raw Sushi         Ridiculusmus         Say Nothing         Sketch Show         Something         Speiccherrung (Saved as in computer )         Things To Do         Third Policeman, The         Three Men In A Boat         Total Football         Tough Time, Nice Time         Where Are You From?         World Mouse Plague, The         Yes, Mr Hatter         Yes, Yes, Yes



All About H Hatter

Synopsis:
Adaptation of the novel by G.V.Desani.
http://www.ridiculusmus.com/

Notes:
written by David Woods And Jon Hough

1st Produced:
-    1996

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Ridiculusmus

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Arseflop

Synopsis:
The Arseflop illustrated talk is an animated version of performance methods and clips from various shows.

Notes:
written by David Woods And Jon Hough

1st Produced:
Trinity College, Dublin    Jan 2001

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Ridiculusmus

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Article 19 - Goodbye Princess

Synopsis:
We asked four leading contemporary playwrights to write a 10 minute play in response to Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers. A bunch of desperate theatre types have apparently been contracted by Mohamed Al Fayed to appear in a play that reconstructs the last days of Princess Diana. We witness the rehearsal process that is supposedly leading up to the only performance: a presentation to the High Court as evidence of a conspiracy.

Notes:
written by Ramin Gray, April de Angelis, Anthony Neilson, Juan Mayorga, David Woodand Jon Haynes.

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As Bad As It Gets

Synopsis:
4 hander expansion of Yes Yes Yes for Schaubuhne im Lindenfels, Leipzig
http://www.ridiculusmus.com/

Notes:
written by David Woods And Jon Hough

1st Produced:
-    1999

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Ridiculusmus

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-   -

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At Swim Two Birds

Synopsis:
Adaptation of Flann O'Brien novel
http://www.ridiculusmus.com/

Notes:
written by David Woods And Jon Hough

1st Produced:
-    1994

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Ridiculusmus

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Broken

Synopsis:
Fractured sketch comedy

Notes:
written by David Woods And Jon Hough

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Dada

Synopsis:
Recreations and new sketches from the original dadaists Ball, Zara, Schwitters etc.
http://www.ridiculusmus.com/

Notes:
written by David Woods And Jon Hough

1st Produced:
-    1998

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Dada music

Synopsis:
Noise, rant and beautiful accapellas
http://www.ridiculusmus.com/

Notes:
written by David Woods And Jon Hough

1st Produced:
-    2000

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Ridiculusmus

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Dive

Synopsis:
David diving into the Thames
http://www.ridiculusmus.com/

Notes:
written by David Woods And Jon Hough

1st Produced:
-    2001

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EPCD

Synopsis:
Work-in-progress performance with which maverick double act Ridiculusmus launch their first EP.

Notes:
written by David Woods And Jon Hough

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Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland, The

Synopsis:
Mediterranean roasted vegetables. Finnish Folk and Margaret Drabble. Adolf Hitler and the knitted cover for a toilet roll. An audience split in two experiencing auditory hallucinations. The new work from Ridiculusmus is inspired by a treatment method for psychosis that has virtually eradicated schizophrenia from Western Lapland. It conjures up a comic nightmare of delusion while offering a hopeful world of polyphonic uncertainty, a world where dialogue can transform your life.

Notes:
written by David Woods And Jon Hough

1st Produced:
Sick! Festival at The Basement, Brighton    05 Mar 2014

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Ridiculusmus

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Exhibitionists, The

Synopsis:
About art gallery attendants and boredom
http://www.ridiculusmus.com/

Notes:
written by David Woods And Jon Hough

1st Produced:
-    1996

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Ridiculusmus

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Genre:
Mime

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Male:  4            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Finn MacCool

Synopsis:
Storytelling and porridge
http://www.ridiculusmus.com/

Notes:
written by David Woods And Jon Hough

1st Produced:
-    1993

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Ridiculusmus

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-   -

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How to be Funny

Synopsis:
Originally 'scratched' at London International Mime Festival in 2004 and eternally a work in progress. It is something in the nature of a hoax, a parody of pretentious concept performance with glossy production values but no content. Already offending the right sort of people - it is, in fact, a serious look at the mechanics of comedy and infers the amalgamated theories of humour and laughter of pretty much everyone from Freud to Scruton.
http://www.ridiculusmus.com/

Notes:
written by David Woods And Jon Hough

1st Produced:
Leeds: Metropolitan University    06 Oct 2005

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Ridiculusmus

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-   -

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Ideas Men

Synopsis:
In 2003, garnered with awards and heralded in some quarters as the NEXT BIG THING (or one of them) we felt the constricting pressure of HAVING TO COME UP WITH SOMETHING. This anxiety formed the germ of Ideas Men. It was also fuelled by the tears of our student placement (a post-breakdown ex-computer man from Holland) who admitted that he had 'no ideas'. the inspiration was there and the challenge grew. What have we done to ourselves? We are pushed around and prodded and packaged. Everyone, it seems, wants the idea, the concept, the format. they want it simple, they want it explained and they want it now. How do you do it? What's it all about? In our age of post-industrial multinational concept companies creativity has become the new manufacturing industry. Ideas are made to order by office workers, recycled and packaged in ever more glossy new covers. Books on creativity fill the commuter newsagent stalls, magazine articles ask where ideas come from as if it's some sort of unattainable ability on the verge of extinction. the play is about two 'ideas men' who are under pressure to come up with a new idea - the next big thing - dare to plunge into the unknown zone, dare to find a new idea, not a repackaged glossy one, and dare to fail. they use doodles, roleplay, motivational speakers, soap operas, corporate jokes, leggo, food, sex, games of chase on their desk chairs, drink, pen sniffing, affirmations, imaginary outdoor walks, sentimental slush, anything . . .. to come up with something. they doublecross each other, double bluff, blame each other, blame themselves, blame their partners, console themselves with prawn baps and cream buns and finally collapse in an exhausted heap by mid morning. there may be nothing underneath. We may be unearthing a meta-theatrical monstrosity, a framing of our own tappings into creativity in an increasingly incestuous Arts world of self-confessed magpies and plagiarists, we steal and plunder ourselves. We don't know what will happen. We only know that it will be mentally dangerous.
http://www.ridiculusmus.com/

Notes:
written by David Woods And Jon Hough. Part of Arches Festival Of New Scottish theatre - 2003. Ideas Men won (with the Barbican) A Peter Brook Open Space Award 2003

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Importance Of Being Earnest, The

Synopsis:
deconstruction of Oscar Wilde. Seriously funny and deadly serious. Ridiculusmus are back with a new version of Wilde's classic high-society comedy. David Woods and Jon Haynes don't know exactly what the show will be. They have copies of the text (which, helpfully, Jon memorised at twelve years old); they know there will be no great dames of the British theatre, no plush velvet seats and proscenium arches. They have decided that they will play all the parts in the show themselves (although there have been arguments about who gets to say the immortal line 'a handbag?'). The rest will be coming together. Only one thing is guaranteed - you will never have seen an Importance like this before.

Notes:
Adapted by Jon Hough And David Woods from play by Oscar Wilde

1st Produced:
Trinity Theatre and Arts Centre, Tunbridge Wells    03 Jun 2005

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Ridiculusmus

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Intitled

Synopsis:
An unrehearsed pre-scratch scratch piece of sorts.

Notes:
written by David Woods And Jon Hough

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Lung

Synopsis:
About oxygen and the collapse of Jon's lung
http://www.ridiculusmus.com/

Notes:
written by David Woods And Jon Hough

1st Produced:
-    2001

Company:
Ridiculusmus

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-   -

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Musical Bicycle Ride, The

Synopsis:
Street act
http://www.ridiculusmus.com/

Notes:
written by David Woods And Jon Hough

1st Produced:
-    1994

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Ridiculusmus

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Nest Big Thing, The

Synopsis:
In our age of post-industrial multinational concept companies, creativity has become the new manufacturing industry. Ideas are made to order by office workers, recycled and packaged in ever glossy new covers. Everyone wants the idea, the concept, the format. They want it simple and they want it now. Mike Mullet and Liam Brady plunge in to the unknown zone. They use doodles, role-play, motivational speakers, soap operas, corporate jokes, lego, food, sex, games of chase on their desk chairs, drink, pen sniffing, affirmations, imaginary outdoor walks, sentimental slush, anything...to come up with something. They doublecross each other, double bluff, blame each other, blame themselves, blame their partners, console themselves with prawn baps and cream buns and finally collapse in an exhausted heap by mid morning.

Notes:
written by David Woods And Jon Hough

1st Produced:
Eastleigh: The Point    22 Nov 2003

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Ridiculusmus

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Office - Scratch

Synopsis:
Ridiculusmus' new piece is about an office. Two ideas men, with absolutely no ideas, earn their living by logging into the network. The ideas men scratched the surface at the London International Mime Festival 2002.

Notes:
written by David Woods And Jon Hough

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Omnium

Synopsis:
a Gigeral for Gavin the muck
http://www.ridiculusmus.com/

Notes:
written by David Woods And Jon Hough

1st Produced:
-    1997

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Ridiculusmus

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Overcoat and the Nose, The

Synopsis:
Adaptation of the two Gogol stories intertwined
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Notes:
written by David Woods And Jon Hough

1st Produced:
-    1995

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Ridiculusmus

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Paranoid Household

Synopsis:
Paranoid Household is the distillation of years spent in shared accommodation, with all it's attendant complications and irritations. It's about the impossible quest for privacy...a tenant stands in the kitchen, biting into an enormous sandwich, while at the same time washing up the plate and knife that he's using, while making a cup of coffee, while keeping an eye on the door. We are creating and performing this scratch performance in a London house. The performance will be about 30 minutes long and only around fifteen people will be able to see it at one time. The venue is yet to be confirmed.

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written by David Woods And Jon Hough

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Raw Sushi

Synopsis:
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written by David Woods And Jon Hough

1st Produced:
-    2001

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Ridiculusmus

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Ridiculusmus

Synopsis:
Read more: http://www.uktw.co.uk/archive/Tour/Play/Paranoid-Household-Scratch/T659092553/#ixzz2sXpDDumo

Notes:
written by David Woods And Jon Hough

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Say Nothing

Synopsis:
An attack on apathy in the warzone an ominously petty soap opera amidst the chaos that is Northern Ireland at peace performed on a suitcase full of grass.
http://www.ridiculusmus.com/

Notes:
written And performed by David Woods And Jon Hough

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Genre:
Comedy

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Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  1 m extra

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Sketch Show

Synopsis:
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written by David Woods And Jon Hough. Part of Arches Festival Of New Scottish theatre - 2003

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Ridiculusmus

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Something

Synopsis:
Scratch Performance. It's going to be something, they're just not sure what yet. Masters of comic invention, the award-winning Ridiculusmus return to BAC's OctoberFest to try out some new material. They don't know what it will be yet. But it will be something. Which is better than nothing.

Notes:
written by David Woods And Jon Hough

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Ridiculusmus

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Speiccherrung (Saved as in computer )

Synopsis:
Site specific performance at the Socialist era book warehouse for forbidden books in Leipzig. Part of Euroscene festival directed by Rene Reinhardt
http://www.ridiculusmus.com/

Notes:
written by David Woods And Jon Hough

1st Produced:
-    2000

Company:
Ridiculusmus

1st Published:
-   -

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Things To Do

Synopsis:
Jon reading his unpublished novel about unpublished novels
http://www.ridiculusmus.com/

Notes:
written by David Woods And Jon Hough

1st Produced:
-    2001

Company:
Ridiculusmus

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Third Policeman, The

Synopsis:
Adaptation of the Flann O'Brien novel promenade style.
http://www.ridiculusmus.com/

Notes:
written by David Woods And Jon Hough

1st Produced:
-    1992

Company:
Ridiculusmus

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Three Men In A Boat

Synopsis:
Adaptation of the novel with 20s and 30s banjulele songs
http://www.ridiculusmus.com/

Notes:
written by David Woods And Jon Hough

1st Produced:
-    1992

Company:
Ridiculusmus

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Total Football

Total Football
Football systems, changing room banter and a couple of mops solve the big questions of life - immortality, happiness and why England always lose, in a new play tackling the beautiful game. After several years of embedded research in the football darklands, a failed attempt to create a UK football team for the 2012 games and pathetic efforts at understanding the offside rule, Ridiculusmus is patching up its metatarsals to examine the melting pot of what it means to be British today.

Notes:
written by David Woods And Jon Hough

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Company:
Ridiculusmus

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Music:
-

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Genre:
comedy 90 min

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Theatre Record Volume XXXI (2011) Issue 10 Page 522

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Tough Time, Nice Time

Tough Time, Nice Time
A secret, a spa in Bangkok and two naked Germans. . .In a world where anything can be indulged in and everything is permissible, Martin, a disturbed ex-pat, offers to share his tales of misfortune with Stefan, a jaded hack writer on a junket. Together they engage in an intricate exchange of complicated stories, weaving through movies, sex, celebrity and genocide in the hope that they will transform themselves, and, possibly the world.

Notes:
written by David Woods And Jon Hough

1st Produced:
Eastleigh: The Point    07 Feb 2008

Company:
Ridiculusmus

1st Published:
Oberon Books, London (2008) >>>, 2008   1840028319

Music:
-

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Piece 60 min

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Where Are You From?

Synopsis:
Introducing Patrizia Paolini - a previously unseen member of the company - who draws from her immigrant experiences as an Albanian impostor in the UK.

Notes:
written by David Woods And Jon Hough

1st Produced:

Company:
Ridiculusmus

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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World Mouse Plague, The

Synopsis:
The World Mouse Plague is a new play in development by Ridiculusmus. A simple allegory of "the final solution" featuring a man and mice, it illustrates the unyielding stratification by class, race, sexuality and employment status that is still very much part of our life today. Two characters, a man and a mouse, battle for supremacy of a domestic environment. The man, at first naively unaware, becomes increasingly anxious about his inability to control the invasion. The mouse, initially confident in his territorial progression and securing of food, has to devise more and more sophisticated ways to stay alive. As their awareness of each other reaches towards a bloody climax they tell of their aspirations in a sequence of interlocking monologues. Using only verbatim texts drawn from historical and contemporary sources Ridiculusmus reference the descent of man from cohabiting hunter-gatherer to genocidal maniac. The title is taken from the anti-Semitic propaganda magazine "Der Sturmer". The source texts are Der Sturmer, Hutu hate propaganda from the Rwandan genocide, contemporary pest control information, natural history encyclopaedias, contemporary and historical accounts of emigration and immigration, current government immigration policies and the statements of aspirant political parties on asylum seeking and economic migration.

Notes:
written by David Woods And Jon Hough

1st Produced:
-    -

Company:
Ridiculusmus

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
piece

Parts:
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-

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Yes, Mr Hatter

Synopsis:
Next phase of All About H Hatter
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Notes:
written by David Woods And Jon Hough

1st Produced:
-    1997

Company:
Ridiculusmus

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Yes, Yes, Yes

Synopsis:
Anglo Indian nutters attempt to explain the meaning of life. Dedicated to Y.M.N. Murthi, President of the international humour society, Bangalore.
http://www.ridiculusmus.com/

Notes:
written And performed by David Woods And Jon Hough

1st Produced:

Company:
Ridiculusmus

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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-

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