Since opening our rehearsal room doors in 1993 Hoipolloi have been making work that is funny, imaginative and touching, connecting with audiences all over the world on various platforms.

Since 2005, Hoipolloi has been producing the work of emerging Welsh artist Hugh Hughes. He has his own website which is packed with lots of Hugh-related content for his audiences to enjoy.

Our work reaches out beyond the stage in a very real way, and engages audiences directly through a mixture of live performance and online digital content. It’s about telling joyful stories which entertain audiences, whilst playfully challenging their sense of reality.

Most importantly, we make shows which are accessible to as many people as possible.

Hoipolloi was set up in 1994 by Shôn Dale-Jones (our Artistic Director) and Stefanie Mueller. We’re based in Cambridge in the UK, and have produced over 20 new theatre shows, a film and a range of online content.

In September 2011, BBC Radio 4 broadcast a new adaptation of Floating by Hugh Hughes. The piece won Best Scripted Comedy Drama at the BBC Audio Drama Awards.

We have toured extensively around the UK and across the world including Australia, Singapore, Colombia, Germany, Sweden, Norway, France, Belgium, Holland, Finland, Russia, Ireland, Canada and the USA.

To discover more about us, please browse around our website or read through our blog, which acts as an informal archive of our activities since 2008.



Wed 02 – Sun 27 Aug 2017 (not 15 or 22) Pleasance Queen Dome | Edinburgh Festival Fringe Premiere

Mon 04 – Sat 16 Sep 2017 Royal Court

Fri 22 - Sat 23 Sep 2017 Det Andreteatret, Oslo

Tue 26 Sep - Sat 07 Oct 2017 Theatre Royal, Plymouth 

Wed 18 Oct 2017 Cambridge Junction

Thu 02 - Sat 4 Nov 2017 Liverpool Everyman


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Sat 05 - Sun 27 Aug 2017 (not 15 or 22) Pleasance Upstairs | Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Wed 06 & Tue 12 Sep 2017 Royal Court