You’ve Got the Music In You

Saturday 24 September 2022

You’ve Got the Music In You

Do you ever watch musical improv and think “There’s no way I could do that!”? Do you ever watch musical improv and think “I want to do that!”? Have you never watched musical improv? Then this workshop is for you! Through a series of exercises and games, you will learn some of the basics of musical improv and realise that everyone can be musical without needing to have a special talent. You will use music to inspire movements and characters and learn how to create joy on stage using rhythm, rhyme and repetition. Absolutely no musical ability required to participate in this workshop, just an open mind, an open heart and an open mouth!

Facilitator Bio:

Jen Kenny is utterly in love with improv. She is a member of Tiny Stories and has recently formed a new short from troupe called Canny Funny who perform regularly in Northampton. She has also performed and guested with Box of Frogs, City Impro, Off Broad Street, Acaprov among others (basically – you ask her, she’ll turn up. This also goes for any workshops going on!)

Her enthusiasm for the artform has also led her to seek out as much training as possible and she has taken courses with Armando Diaz, Will Luera, Colleen Doyle, Chris Mead, Katy Schutte and many others. Her current passion is the mashing up of improv and karaoke with her awesome partner Hannah Platts in Improvoke. Her main aim in improv is to bring joy to herself, fellow performers but mostly to the audience.’ She taught musical improv courses online for Liverpool Comedy Improv during lockdown to participants as far afield as Sri Lanka and Las Vegas and can’t wait to teach as many people as possible that musical improv is not to be feared.

MissImp’s All-Female Improv Workshops

This is the tenth all-female improv workshop put on by MissImp!

These workshops are led by some of the most exciting female improvisers from our Nottingham community and beyond, and each will focus on a specific area of improvisation unique to them! These workshops are made possible by the support of Nottingham Women’s Centre!

Improv is the art of making up theatre and comedy on the spot, without any scripts or pre-planning. This workshop is for any female-identifying or non-binary individuals who feel they would benefit from or like to experience an all-female classroom environment. This is a safe space to try out new skills and support other women within our improv community!

We always want to encourage people to take on teaching roles within our community – if you would be interested in taking one (or part of) these workshops, please email

• Safety: Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell or cannot meet our safety requirements, especially if you’re experiencing any coronavirus symptoms.
• MissImp’s Code of Conduct for participants applies to this event.

This workshop takes place in the downstairs room of the Malt Cross pub, accessible either by stairs or the lift.

Eligibility Requirements

This workshop is for any female-identifying or non-binary individuals who feel they would benefit from or like to experience an all-female classroom environment. This is a safe space to try out new skills and support other women within our improv community.

Our definition of ‘women’ and ‘female’ is inclusive, and we welcome trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people.


Full £7

Concession £5 (student / unemployed / pensioner)


13:00 – 16:00



16 St James’s Street

Terms & Conditions

Purchasing a ticket confirms that you have read and agreed to abide by our ground rules, and to our refunds policy.

All bookings include a non-refundable booking fee.
All deposits are non-refundable.
Refunds are not available for one-off,  single day courses, or workshops.
Cancellations within two weeks of an intensive or weekly course will not be refunded.
Any and all refunds are at MissImp\’s sole discretion.

Should any changes in venue or availability occur (including cancellations), we will seek to contact you using whatever methods you provide us with, eg email or phone number.

Please ensure your contact details are correct, and in particular look out for a confirmation email about your booking. You will receive a confirmation of payment email from either Ticketsource or PayPal (depending on the payment method). We will email you from within a week of the course starting. Remember to check your spam filters, and we strongly advise that you add to your address book to ensure our emails arrive in your inbox. We cannot check your email – it’s up to you to ensure that we can contact you. If you have not received an email from us, please contact us.

MissImp cannot offer refunds if the above measures have not been taken or incorrect contact details are provided.

As a student of this class you also qualify for priority booking for the other workshops and teaching opportunities MissImp offers.

Should your course dates include shows managed by MissImp, you will be offered free entry! (Note that this doesn’t include events hosted and managed by other organisations such as Nottingham Playhouse).

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Sometimes people say the nicest things!

The Metro

“Local improv heroes.”


“Charmed the audience through their enthusiasm and humour.”

“Unique performances that have the audience in stitches.”

Nottingham Evening Post

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

Reyt Good Magazine

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

Three Weeks

“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.”

Behind the Arras

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

Weekend Notes

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

Midlands Improv

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Notts Comedy Review

“The bright centre of the universe.”

“The next generation of the Nottingham comedy scene.”

Culture Fly

“The funniest Friday night available in Nottingham.”

Chelsea Clarke, Upright Citizens Brigade NY

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“Very sharp, quick witted & incredibly funny.”

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

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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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