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The Sillies - show title

This was a commission from The Festival at the Edge (FATE) in Shropshire and is a collection of fools’ stories from all over Europe.

Did you know that there are whole villages and even towns full of fools dotted here and there (but mainly there) in every European country (and probably in every country in the world)?

Fools never live in our village. They always inhabit the next one, though they can occasionally be found in the next house to ours. As the old saying goes:

“All the world’s queer save thee and me and even thee’s a bit queer.”

Actually it is the fool that unites us. We are all fools at times and s/he who thinks s/he is never foolish is the biggest fool of all. As Mark Twain said - “April Fools’ Day is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year.”

There is something divine about foolishness. The ability to forget ourselves, to forget commonsense, to cast aside logic and blunder through life without a clue as to what is going on is somehow enviable, to be aspired to - and is probably what we all do anyway, whether we know it or not.

“laughed like a drain at The Sillies”

“a fast and furious night with this thoroughly dangerous storyteller.”

A flexible solo show of 1hr or more, for all ages, with an interactive sillies map and jolly bunting for a set - and meet the mind-reading cuckoo!

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The Sillies show

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