MissImp 20th Anniversary Celebration Jam – Thursday 18 October 2018

MISSIMP 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION JAM

Nottingham’s homegrown improvised theatre company MissImp celebrates its twentieth year with a whole weekend of comedy entertainment! Featuring five shows across two venues, ranging from full musicals to lightning fast skits, plus two free workshops, it’s sure to be a birthday like no other!

On Thursday, 18th October we’re thrilled to take over the newly reopened Malt Cross, where the original MissImp cast from 20 years ago are reuniting for one night only, followed by a showcase of our top talent, and a jam where anyone and everyone can take part!

MissImp has existed for TWENTY years! In that time we’ve come a long way, from our very first show ever, at the Malt Cross, to um… the Malt Cross! Tonight the whole of the pub is ours, and we present a celebration show featuring the original line up of MissImp (or Mission: Improbable as it was back then), followed by a titanic Gorilla Burger jam show in the bar.
This will be the perfect night to find out what the Nottingham improvised comedy scene is, and for everyone who’s ever attended a drop-in, watched a show, or appeared on stage with us. Let’s bring it all together and have a wicked night of comedy and spontaneity.
This is the celebration you’ve been looking for.

Thursday 18 October 2018
7.00 – 10.00pm | £5 | Box Office | Free with a 20th Anniversary Playhouse ticket
The Malt Cross | 16 St James’s St | Nottingham | NG1 6FG

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Friday 19th – Saturday 20th October 2018 | Nottingham Playhouse | £9/7 | Box Office:  20Years_NottmPlayhouse

MissImp Interview in LeftLion

We’re famous! Kinda… Check out this very nice interview with Hazel Ward in LeftLion (the Nottingham magazine of culture and cool stuff) about MissImp, our 20th Anniversary and the late night ramblings of people faced with questions:

LeftLion interview

https://www.leftlion.co.uk/read/2018/october/miss-imp-improv-comedy/

While you’re there, you might also wanna take a peek at this month’s LeftLion The Goose Is Loose comic, written by Nick (and beautifully inked by Ryan Orridge).

Illustration by Emmy Smith

MissImp 20th Anniversary – 18-21 October 2018

MISSIMP 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Nottingham’s homegrown improvised theatre company MissImp celebrates its twentieth year with a whole weekend of comedy entertainment! Featuring five shows across two venues, ranging from full musicals to lightning fast skits, plus two free workshops, it’s sure to be a birthday like no other!

“HIGH ON IMAGINATION, PERFORMANCE, AND DELIVERY” – Weekend Notes

On Thursday, 18th October we’re thrilled to take over the newly reopened Malt Cross, where the original MissImp cast from 20 years ago are reuniting for one night only, followed by a showcase of our top talent, and a jam where anyone and everyone can take part!

“TOTALLY BIZARRE, FUNNY AND ENTHRALLING.” – Nottingham Evening Post

On Friday, 19th October we present a double bill of improvised comedy at the Nottingham Playhouse: at 7pm, The Vortex, our sell-out all-female team, will perform an hour-long play inspired by a single word from the audience. At 9pm, The Vox Pops take the stage, creating comedy from true stories – as told by special guest, Annie (of Annie’s Burger Shack)!


“UNIQUE PERFORMANCES THAT HAVE THE AUDIENCE IN STITCHES.” – LeftLion

Our final night on Saturday, 20th October continues the celebration, with Rhymes Against Humanity bringing an entirely improvised musical to Nottingham Playhouse at 7pm! Our weekend concludes with Smash Night at 9pm, pitching our monthly show from The Angel onto the Neville Studio stage for a special performance filled with improvisers old and new.



Thursday 18th October 2018 | Malt Cross | £5 | Box Office: 20Years_MaltCross


Friday 19th – Saturday 20th October 2018 | Nottingham Playhouse | £9/7 | Box Office:  20Years_NottmPlayhouse

For more information, interviews, features and high quality production images please email [email protected].

September is MissImp's Mind Month!

Make a difference: improvise.

This month, two of MissImp’s heroic improvisers, Duncan and Elliott, are running the Robin Hood half-marathon to raise money for Mind – the Mental Health Charity. It’s a charity close to many of our hearts (and minds, obviously), so we’re delighted to support them as they run/walk/crawl. Even better, we’ll be donating a percentage of all our profits to them at the end of the month – you can make a difference just by showing up to one of our events!
September Stuff

Brave men.

Wanna support tha boyz directly? Ace: here’s their JustGiving page.
Wanna make a random donation? Give it straight to us at a MissImp event and we’ll wrap it up in the overall donation.
Make a difference: improvise.

MissImp is one of '10 Things You'll Surely Love About Nottingham City Centre'!

Kinda random, but we accept. Nottingham Cars posted this fun little video on Facebook, in which we get all kinds of nice (and true) things said: “The city is the forerunner of improvisational comedy in the Midlands, MissImp is a growing force in the comedy scene in Nottingham.”
There are also other good Nottingham things mentioned – do them all.

While you’re here, don’t forget to book for two big shows coming up very fast, and selling out doubly so:

The Vortex // Squidheart // All-Female Improv Jam

Saturday 19th May

Missimp’s fantastic all-female team The Vortex will transform a single audience suggestion into a whole fantastic show with no scripts, no conferring, and nothing preplanned! After which they will be hosting MissImp’s first ever Women’s Jam – so if you identify as a woman or non-binary and fancy giving improv a go, this is your time to shine! With support from awesome Birmingham twoprov, Squidheart!

The Angel Microbrewery
7 Stoney Street | Nottingham | NG1 1LG
7.30pm – online box office – £7/£5 Join the Facebook event | Find it!
 

Rhymes Against Humanity & The Vox Pops

Saturday 2nd June


MissImp presents an improv double bill of Rhymes Against Humanity – The Improvised Musical and The Vox Pops, where true stories will be turned into comedy.
Nottingham Playhouse
Neville Studio | Wellington Circus | Nottingham | NG1 5AF
8.00pm | £10/£8 | Online Box Office | Phone:  0115 9474363 | Join the Facebook event | Find It

Audition for MissImp's Female Improv Troupe!

Auditions for MissImp’s newest performance troupe will be held on the 13th of November 2017, at 19:30 upstairs at the Angel Microbrewery, with Emily Brady (Rhymes Against Humanity).
An all-female Harold team, we will be focused on relationship-driven long-form improv. By using the Harold structure, we will explore characters, delve into relationships, and create entire universes using just our imaginations. Natural, emotional choices and commitment are the name of the game! We’re looking for supportive, bold improvisers who can fully commit to a scene (and aren’t afraid to look a bit silly doing so). Above all else, focusing on relationships and emotions will be what drives forward our scenes.Improvisers of all experience are encouraged to audition – we’re looking for a team that gels well together, not individuals with impressive CVs. Members of other MissImp troupes will be able to audition as the rehearsals will not clash. More information on the rehearsal process will be provided in the audition. The audition itself will not deal with the Harold structure directly, but if you want to read more then a solid definition can be found here: http://www.chicagonow.com/inside-chicago-improv/2013/02/what-is-a-harold/
This audition is for the core troupe, however there is scope for invited guest performers to also be involved. It is advised that auditionees wear comfortable clothing. If you are unable to make the auditions but are keen to be involved then please get in contact and we can see if anything can be sorted!
Please be aware that as this is an all-women troupe, men will not be considered at the audition, however there will be opportunity for later involvement!
Check out the Facebook event.
If you have any questions, queries or comments, please direct them to us using the contact form below:

Audition for MissImp’s Female Improv Troupe!

Auditions for MissImp’s newest performance troupe will be held on the 13th of November 2017, at 19:30 upstairs at the Angel Microbrewery, with Emily Brady (Rhymes Against Humanity).

An all-female Harold team, we will be focused on relationship-driven long-form improv. By using the Harold structure, we will explore characters, delve into relationships, and create entire universes using just our imaginations. Natural, emotional choices and commitment are the name of the game! We’re looking for supportive, bold improvisers who can fully commit to a scene (and aren’t afraid to look a bit silly doing so). Above all else, focusing on relationships and emotions will be what drives forward our scenes.Improvisers of all experience are encouraged to audition – we’re looking for a team that gels well together, not individuals with impressive CVs. Members of other MissImp troupes will be able to audition as the rehearsals will not clash. More information on the rehearsal process will be provided in the audition. The audition itself will not deal with the Harold structure directly, but if you want to read more then a solid definition can be found here: http://www.chicagonow.com/inside-chicago-improv/2013/02/what-is-a-harold/

This audition is for the core troupe, however there is scope for invited guest performers to also be involved. It is advised that auditionees wear comfortable clothing. If you are unable to make the auditions but are keen to be involved then please get in contact and we can see if anything can be sorted!

Please be aware that as this is an all-women troupe, men will not be considered at the audition, however there will be opportunity for later involvement!

Check out the Facebook event.

If you have any questions, queries or comments, please direct them to us using the contact form below:

No Jam Until the New Year!

Merry Christmas one and all! We are all closed up for the festive season, so there is no jam tonight (22nd December) or 29th December. We return, to smash 2017 together on Thursday 5th January. See you all there, and try not to get too fucked up in the meantime.
New Year things to look forwards to:
Thursday 5th January – first Improv Jam of 2017 @ The Malt Cross
Saturday 7th January – RAH & Friends’ Improvised New Year! @ The Actors Studio
Thursday 12th January 2017 – Gorilla Burger – Improv Comedy Carnage @ The Malt Cross

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Merry Christmas from Jakub Rozalski – https://www.artstation.com/artwork/25QYe

Consenting Partners – 15 October 2016 – venue change!

Please note that this show is at The Ned Ludd, not The Cross Keys as previously advertised. Spaces, y’know.

Consenting Partners – Two Person Improv Comedy

The longest established two-person improv show in the UK is back.Consenting Partners is MissImp’s two-prov night and this month’s line-up combines new pairings and established duos.

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This month:
Two Seats Four Cheeks (Jenny Rowe and Lloydie James Lloyd) “They can be summed up in one word – brilliant” – Daily Fringe, Barnstaple
Atomic Budgerigar (Marilyn Ann Bird and Nick Tyler)
Rune Shaft (Martin Findell and Lloydie James Lloyd)
SHAMAI (Super Hyper Awesome Manga Anime Improv), the fresh pairing of Ben Macpherson and Liam Webber with a two-prov tribute to anime!

Brace yourself for a series of short two-person improvised comedy pieces – hilarity, surprise and weirdness will fall from their theatrical performances.


The Ned Ludd
(upstairs)
27 Friar Lane
Nottingham
NG1 6DA
7.30pm
Tickets on the door £5/£3

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