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Improv Advent Calendar

Improv Advent Calendar

Enjoy December more with our Improv Advent Calendar – check back each day for another micro-delight! Celebrate the little (and big) things which have helped you through this year by sharing them on our Xmas Kudos page. Swap creative gifts and share a little more glee in the world this

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Marilyn Bird - Let’s Get Physical

Virtual Improv Drop-In: Saturday 28 November 2020

Let’s get physical! In this virtual drop-in Marilyn will give you tips and advice about using the space you are in to inspire your physicality in improv scenes and games. Marilyn Ann Bird is a full-time actor and voiceover artist and has been trained by teachers from UCB, Second City,

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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: Stay at home, except for specific purposes. E.g. shopping, working if you cannot work from home or exercising. Avoid

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Virtual Improv Drop-In: Thursday 8 October 2020

Warm up your body, brain and spirit with a few choice solo games, then Katy will guide you through a short and silly solo Harold using objects on your desk. Katy Schutte is one of the UK’s original long form improvisers. She performs and teaches all over the world, is

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The newest members of the MissImp Exec Team

New Faces in the MissImp Exec Team!

Hello Everyone, It’s taken some time and a lot of consideration but we are ready to announce the new members of the MissImp Exec! We were so impressed by all of the applications and we think we’ve put together a really strong team to help take MissImp forward. We’re deeply

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Virtual Improv Drop-In: Thursday 24 September 2020

Here are some tips and tricks I have learnt whilst improvising online in the age of Zoom, some fun exercises to go along with them and how you can implement all this into your own rehearsals and shows! Neve Francis is an English improviser from Liverpool, currently residing in Madrid,

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MissImp Coronavirus Update – Staying Safe Online

Hi Everyone!  Covid Update  Over the last few weeks, the exec has been discussing what we should be doing in terms of restarting our in-person improv operations. Our priority is and always has been the safety of members of this community, and as such we still feel we cannot responsibly

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Virtual Improv Drop-In: Thursday 27 August 2020

Bristol-based improv comedian John Gallagher Portero shares his exercises and tips on initiating from a premise taken from monologues. John Gallagher Portero is an improv comedian, actor and sketch writer from London, and has been performing since 2011. He currently teaches at Bristol Longform Comedy, the Bristol Improv Theatre and

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Virtual Improv Drop-In: Thursday 30 July 2020

Making Monologues Work for You with Jon Nguyen. Does the idea of a monologue give you pause? Not sure where to start or even if it has a place in improv? Well Jon gives his thoughts on this some times solitary art-form. Jon Nguyen is an improviser based out of Norwich.

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