FoolishPeople create film, immersive theatre and books. We engineer unique experiences that have the power to raise the numinous within the spectator.
FoolishPeople was founded by John Harrigan in 1989. We actively engage audiences through immersive theatre, live cinema, ritual and independent film. Spectators must choose their own journey without guidance, which challenges their habitual way of watching art and entertainment in a passive manner. We have been commissioned by the BBC, ICA and Secret Cinema, and have produced our work for conventional theatres, galleries and site-specific venues. FoolishPeople are based in London.
This Hallowe’en the doors open and the veil falls, allowing the mysterious and the magical to enter our world.
FoolishPeople is proud to announce their collaboration with The Cinema Museum London in the theatrical release of their haunted feature film Strange Factories.
A writer, possessed by a terrifying story journeys into unknown and dreamlike places, haunted by the infamous Hum emitted from a strange factory.
FoolishPeople and The Cinema Museum invite you to enter into the heart of English Dreaming and engage in a live cinema encounter like no other. Explore the world of Strange Factories and experience the madness and terror of haunted cinema, as you witness the film unravel inside Stronheim’s factory and its characters come to life around you.
The ghosts of the silver screen will join you in a mysterious ritual that will align you with the ancient paths of Die Geisteweige and immerse you in a film filled with magic, obsession and mystery.
Who is the infamous Stronheim? What exactly is the purpose of his hidden factory? And why have four performers fleeing from a burning theatre become enmeshed in the primal struggle of a story giving birth to itself?
Strange Factories draws on ancient theatrical traditions and mystical exploration, to wrench at the heart of what it means to be human.
Will you allow it to show you the wonder behind the moving pictures - the dreams of violent imagination?
Will you permit FoolishPeople to conjure for you, as darkness falls, and the lights go down?
Not everyone can survive the violence of Creation.
26th October - 9th November 2013
The Cinema Museum
2 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Road)
Nearest tube: Elephant and Castle
Tickets £28.00 (£25 concessions)
Limited Edition Pack £35
Pre-order ‘Strange Factories’ today via watch.strangefactories.com to be one of the first to witness its digital release on the eve of our first theatrical screening on October 26th.
If you can’t wait until then… today, we invite you to join FoolishPeople on a unique six month expedition that charts a course to the theatrical release of ‘Strange Factories’ across a landscape of stories created by Craig Slee, Dakota Crane and John Harrigan.