Hoipolloi are a Cambridge-based theatre company who have been mixing fantasy and reality and making people laugh all over the world since 1993. Established by Shôn Dale-Jones, Hoipolloi have a renewed commitment to exploring today’s profound and complex global challenges and inspiring agency through theatrical story-telling. The company is best known for Shôn's award-winning comic creation, Hugh Hughes and his Fringe First for The Duke, raising £37,000 and UK-wide awareness of the Refugee Crisis
Hoipolloi’s vision is to be at the forefront of artistic innovation and social change, making original and refreshing new theatre for UK, global and online audiences.
Hoipolloi exists to create work that
- Stretches the imagination
- Playfully challenges our sense of reality
- Redefines how theatre is made and experienced
- Inspires positive contributions to our society, and
- Raises awareness for causes, supporting those without a voice across the globe.
Hoipolloi deliver their work through dynamic and effective partnerships and creative collaborations. The company maximises the benefits of being a small, independent and flexible charity with clear ambitions and determination to contribute to the betterment of our world.
Hoipolloi Theatre aims to:
- Create new theatre productions which tour nationally and internationally and bring laughter, fantasy and the arts to new and diverse audiences.
- Increase understanding and empathy within UK audiences towards the underpresented voices across the world. The Duke (2016) told the story of the plight of the recent refugee crisis, for example.
- Work digitally and playfully to increase the impact of our work beyond the stage. In 2017, ME & ROBIN HOOD audiences are invited to be part of a digital call to action after seeing the show.
Established: October 1993
Registered Charity Number: 1045399
Board members: 3
Full time staff: 1
Part time staff: 3
Phone number: 07710 432314
Address: The Courtyard 17E Sturton Street Cambridge CB1 2SNView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website