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.


Current projects

FoolishPeople is currently working on our second feature film and our new immersive theatre project 'Sex Angel'. If you’d like to learn more about our current projects, please sign up for our newsletter.

FoolishPeople at the Wilderness Festival

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From the Audience: Responses to Strange Factories

“Woooooow! Just saw #strangefactories by @foolishpeople. It was incredible. Such a wonderful achievement. A masterpiece.” — The Alt Entertainer


“Absolutely incredible.... Going to need to sleep on it to process.” — Lucy Talbot


“Gift of words by #StrangeFactories let the stories linger & exaggerate in my imagination wildly, violently. Power of #Storytelling.” — Juliet Chen


“STRANGE FACTORIES: Remarkable, gorgeous phantasm of Story. Take it on its own terms. strangefactories.com/ #StrangeFactories” — Ian 'Cat' Vincent


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