MissImp Coronavirus Update – Stay Home, Stay Safe

Hi Everyone, slightly late but here’s our COVID-19 update:

As you’re all aware, England is currently in a national lockdown until at least 2nd December. The current rules are as follows:

    1. Stay at home, except for specific purposes. E.g. shopping, working if you cannot work from home or exercising.
    2. Avoid meeting people you do not live with, except for specific purposes. E.g work, caring responsibilities, education.
    3. Close certain businesses and venues.

Obviously, this means that we cannot safely restart in-person activities for the foreseeable future. We know that this is disappointing, but we have to put everyone’s safety first. It is likely that when the national lockdown ends, Nottingham will go straight back into Tier 3 restrictions (or new equivalent), which means it is very unlikely that we will be doing any live improv before 2021, though we’re hopeful for in-person activities after Easter.

You can find the full details of the lockdown here:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november

What We Are Doing

Our current plans are to continue alternating our video drop-ins and Gorilla Burger nights on a weekly basis (it’s Gorilla Burger this Thursday!) We intend to carry on with our weekly virtual pub sessions. In addition, we are looking into developing a wider range of social activities for our community. We also hope to have a few fun surprise activities for everyone to join in with. Keep your eyes peeled for a fun December!

MissImp and Mental Health

We realise this is a really difficult time for everyone and that you might be struggling. If you are and you would like a friendly chat with a member of the exec, feel free to contact us at: [email protected]  

If you feel you might benefit from professional help, the NHS also has this really helpful list of mental health resources:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines/

In the meantime, stay safe and look after yourselves!

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“Local improv heroes.”

“Charmed the audience through their enthusiasm and humour.”

“Unique performances that have the audience in stitches.”

“Totally bizarre, funny and enthralling. Staggeringly brave. An entertaining set of characters, some great one-liners: incredibly satisfying.”

“One of the best comedy nights I have ever been to.”

“Fun, inclusive improv. Their patent talent is refreshing, the pace never slackens.”

“A whirlwind of different locations and characters, with funny and gloriously bizarre scenarios rolling straight off of the tip of the performers’ tongues to come to life milliseconds after they’d been thought up.”

“A strong, professional, highly skilled and thoroughly entertaining performance.”

“High on imagination, performance and delivery.”

“Laughter levels were cranked up to full wattage, which spiralled into utter hilarity.”

“A fun filled hour of geeky entertainment.”

“The bright centre of the universe.”

“The next generation of the Nottingham comedy scene.”

“The funniest Friday night available in Nottingham.”

“This Missimp group is fucking awesome I love them. So sweet and smart and each with a distinct sense of humor. I love that.”

“Not only were the shows great but the crowd was totally into it.”

“Very sharp, quick witted & incredibly funny.”

“The jam at the end made the night perfect.”

Hi There!

During the coronavirus outbreak, MissImp has continued to offer entirely free online activities for our community, including commissioning an ongoing series of paid virtual drop-ins from improvisers around the world, fortnightly online Gorilla Burger shows and more. If you’d like to help us keep these activities going and keep our lights on we’d be immensely grateful. Together, we can get through this.

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