Ridiculusmus
Ideas Men

“Ridiculusmus’ Ideas Men, which, using very simple props, a desk and swivel-chairs, transported the viewer to a demented office environment seething with creative panic.”

Dominic Cavendish, Daily Telegraph

Ideas Men

 

“Brilliant and original comedy”, Sunday Age.

Everyone wants the idea, the concept, the story. They want it simple and they want it now. But what mental challenges berate Ideas Men as they struggle to invent with The Next Big Thing?

“Ridiculusmus’ Ideas Men, which, using very simple props, a desk and swivel-chairs, transported the viewer to a demented office environment seething with creative panic”, Daily Telegraph.

The show tells the story of two corporate “Creatives” who have hit a mental block. They use every trick in the book to fire up their imagination, from motivational speakers to white-boarding, doodles to Lego, with increasing desperation and decreasing results. What started out as a crash is rapidly turning into a disaster.

“Ridiculusmus are brilliant, invigorating and innovative because they ignore entirely any of the rules that were laid down for playwrights centuries ago, which are still being replicated in MA Playwriting courses up and down the country. As a result their shows are always surprising, refreshing and anarchic”, British Theatre Guide.

Ideas Men has been performed throughout the world, from Aberystwyth to Arnold, Brisbane to Ballachulish, Honolulu to Llanfair-ym-Muallt

“It’s brilliant stuff, technically impressive and acted with superb comic timing”, Courier Mail.

“That is looks as though it is being invented as it goes along is part of its brilliance”, The Age.

“The Ideas Men is unpredictable, crazy, intelligent and hilarious”, Herald Sun.

Co-Commissioned by BITE:O3, Barbican

Ideas Men was sponsored by Kinnarps Office Furniture

Ideas Men was developed at London International Mime Festival, BAC, University of Kent, Schaubuehne im Lindenfels-Leipzig, King Alfred’s College, The Arches, Lochinver Village Hall, Bristol Old Vic, Beaford Arts, The Latchmere Theatre and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre.

en → en
speakers,

Cast & Crew

Written & Performed by David Woods & Jon Haynes
Design Duncan Law
Production Manager Stuart Wilson
Production Manager (Associate) Dave Amos
Producers David Jubbs & Jo Crowley
Technician Helen Mugridge
Press Rep Nicola Conibere

Partners & Funders

BarbicanArts Council EnglandBritish CouncilKinnarpsBACTyrone Guthrie CentreBeaford ArtsRSMADLochinver Village HAllThe Latchmere Theatre