News Archive

February 2014

Great preview write-up for The Penis Monologues from The Ham & High!

Check it out here!

And book your tickets here!


January 2014

Happy New Year!!!!


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What a fantastically foolish year we had in 2013! The launch of our 4-days festivals and playing and performing with so many of you wonderful fools!

We are very excited about our plans for 2014…. with many exciting new ventures unfurling from within The Nomadic Academy for Fools. The re will be many opportunities to fool around with us this year and we look forward to welcoming those of you foolish enough to dive in deeper with us. We will be announcing more details of how you will be able to do that soon!

We will be announcing confirmed dates and venues very soon but a little taste of what’s in store..

January 30th – Women Who Wank – at Red Tent Liverpool 8pm

February 3rd- Women Who Wank– Wardrobe theatre, above White Bear Pub,  Bristol 8pm £5


February 6th – Women Who Wank– Metal, edgehill train Station Liverpool 8pm

February 8th – Getting Out of The Audience W’end W’shop with Jonathan Kay in Glastonbury.

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February 15th – Women Who Wank -The Edge, Digbeth, Birmingham

February 21st/22nd – The Penis Monologues – London


February 24th -28th – Find Your Fool – 5 Day W’shop with Jonathan Kay.

February 27th -March 2nd – “Women Who Are Censored” – Spilsby Theatre Bar

27th march – Joanne Tremarco  7pm at ImproFest Uk

And the Nomadic Fooling continues to travel with our festival 4-play! We will be taking the festival to:

April – London

June – Brighton

October – Bristol

They’ll be much much more coming up so please join our mailing list to keep up to date! Thanks!

October 1st 2013

Get Ready BRISTOL!

Four Days for Play from October 31st until November 3rd at the rather wonderful Hamilton House in Stokes Croft!

You’ll find us there every evening with a different show, street theatre during the day and workshops too. It will be anarchic, unpredictable and rather spectacularly foolish. See full listings and how to buy tickets here!





Summer of Fooling!

All the Nomadic Academy fools have been very busy fooling around in sunny meadows at some of the best festivals here in the UK.


Jonathan Kay has just done a run of his very original anarchic improvisational art of fooling at Sunrise, Glastonbury, No-Mind Festival, Wilderness and next up Shambala.


Joanne Tremarco has been wow-ing audiences with her one-woman show ‘Women Who Wank’. Currently on a run of shows at The Edinburgh Free Fringe where she’s been listed as a ‘highly recommended show’ and getting rave reviews!

You can catch her at COWGATEHEAD 65 Cowgate Edinburgh EH1  from 3rd – 21st August at 10.30pm.


Dick and Fanny have been continuing that universal dialogue – The Fig Leaf Wars’ around about the country at various festivals and can currently be found on the streets of Edinburgh at The Royal Mile acoustic Stage beween 2.30pm and 3pm daily.


Danny Mullins has been getting juicy with audiences in Edinburgh with The Cabaret-ness! A veritable foolish feast of improvised folked-up fun and frolicks, spur of the moment songwriting and eclectic musical mischief! Catch the show daily at The VOODOO ROOMS -The Ball Room (Free Fringe Venue No.469) at 1.45pm


July 30th 2013

4 Play in Bristol!

Next Up! – The 4 Play festival will be arriving in Bristol on October 31st! With a suitably spooky Halloween opening night of “Witches Who Wank”, we’ll be fooling around for 4 nights at the rather fantastic venue of Hamilton House.

Thursday October 31st – ‘Witches Who Wank’                                                                                          Friday 1st November – Jonathan Kay – ‘FOOL!’                                                                           Saturday 2nd November – The Penis Monologues                                                                            Sunday 3rd November – The Cabaret-ness!

There will also be street theatre and guest appearances from Dick and Fanny in The Fig Leaf Wars and Tor TV will be broadcasting live throughout the festival.

All shows doors 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

All events are held at The Event Space, Hamilton House.

Daytime workshops and street theatre, full details to be announced soon!

July 2nd 2014

Gosh, Dick and Fanny of The Fig Leaf Wars do seem to have made a name for themselves. Luckily that was the kind of viral episode they were happy about. You can hear them talk about their brush with fame here!

Tomo News in the US made this cool little animation newsreel for us too!

Save The Date!


Witches Who Wank

Still glowing from the success of our ‘Fooling Around’ in Glastonbury, we’re getting all very excited about simmering plans for our next festival, this time in Bristol. We’ll be announcing venue and full details soon, but can let you know that the festival will open on October 31st with a Halloween special of ‘Witches Who Wank.‘ Get your broomsticks ready!






June 21st 2013

Huffington Post’s Headline is our favourite of the day so far.

Man Dressed As Penis Assaulted As Woman Dressed As Vagina Tries To Intervene In Glastonbury

Thanks to Simon Matthew Blakeman for his artist’s impression of the trial of Dick and Fanny.

The trial of Dick and Fanny

June 20th 2013

What a fantastically foolish week of festivities!! We thoroughly enjoyed the Four Days for Play festival. So much so, we’ve decided to do it all again, next stop Bristol from October 31st – November 3rd. Venue tbc.

Much news off the back of the festival! We’ll be posting photos and footage soon! Dick and Fanny managed to get themselves in the national news! You can see the story here!

Dick and Fanny in The Fig Leaf Wars on the streets of Glastonbury.

You can follow The Fig Leaf Wars here.

Keep checking back for more news very soon and how you can get involved in The Nomadic Academy for Fools.



May 18th 2013: Meet Dick and Fanny in The Fig Leaf Wars!

Here’s a little interview with Dick and Fanny. Hear them talking about their involvement in, well, one of the most enduring and universal conversations of all time! We feel very honoured that Dick and Fanny will be creating some space in their busy schedule to join us for some ‘Fooling Around’ during our ‘Four Days for Play’ festival next month! Yipeee! They’ll be daily action to be had with them both out and about on the streets of Glastonbury!

May 14th 2013: Latest Festival News!

Master fool, Jonathan Kay, will be offering a one-day workshop from 10am – 5pm on Friday 14th June at The Assembley Rooms. ‘Know One’s Fool’ is a one-day workshop to dive into the world of The Fool, your Fool. Fools are found in all of us, in this workshop you may find you can crack yourself open and uncover you inner fool.

As a one-off event we are offering places at this workshop at a ‘pay-what-you-can’ rate. Our suggested donation is £50. What value can you put on finding your fool? You may wish to pay more, or less. We leave that to you!:

“Exhilarating, horrific, painful, joyful! I haven’t laughed so much for years as I have today!”

“Colourful, anarchic, creative, scary, genius, nebulous, challenging, enlightened, and bonkers are all words that passed my mind while trying unsuccessfully to figure out Jonathan Kay a “21st century fool” in a workshop with him in Brighton this weekend.”

He will also been performing later that evening at 7.30pm with ‘FOOL!’ tickets available here:

April 29th 2013: The Nomadic Academy for Fools very own YouTube Channel!

We’ve just started uploading some video testimonials from a recent Jonathan Kay workshop and will be uploading more foolish flavoured filmic things very soon!

Foolish News Latest!

We are foolishly delighted to announce news of our summer festival!

June 13th -17th, at Glastonbury Assembly Rooms  and on the streets of Glastonbury..

“Fooling Around – Four Days for Play”

All Details and Booking info here!

Book tickets here

There will be workshops and events both during the day-time and the evening, full details soon….a little taster here..

Thursday 13th June – ‘Women Who Wank’ – an all-woman show.

Friday 14th June – An evening with Jonathan Kay

Saturday 15th June – Tor TV presents: ‘Saturday Night at The Assembly Rooms- The Cabaretness!’

Sunday 16th June – ‘The Penis Monologues – Fathers Day Special!’

Watch this space for full details, ticket info and timings as well as workshop listings.

March 2013

The Nomadic Academy’s Joanne Tremarco will be in Birmingham from March 5th -8th with her latest work –

A series of five partly improvised comically tragic and tragically comic dis-covery plays all about pleasure, connection and intimacy.
In-to-me-see.   Come alone or bring your friends.  Men are also welcome.

Performed by Joanne Tremarco
with direction, and musical accompaniment from, Jane Scott, Bruce Knight and Christopher Murray of the Nomadic Academy of Fools.
Additional guidance from Jonathan Kay and Feyn Pilkington.

March 5th -8th 2013
Doors at 7pm for exhibition.  Show starts at 8pm, with no late admittance.
Unit 1, The Edge,  79-81 Cheapside Deritend, Digbeth, Birmingham, B12 0QH

March 9th
Special Dinner and Show at 7pm
Text to find out location.

Please contact Joanne on 07506 739 579
or to book or find out more.