GETTING SERIOUS WITH SILLY with Lizzy Skrzypiec

Sunday 22 October 2023

GETTING SERIOUS WITH SILLY

How do you bring the comedy in improv without completely destroying the scene? Do you need go-to lines or quips to make side splittingly hilarious moments? Spoiler alert! The answer is NO! In this workshop we’ll practise ways of leaning into the funny in a sincere, spontaneous and emotional way. There’s a silly goofball inside you – quick let them out!

 
Facilitator Bio

Lizzy Skrzypiec is the Artistic Director of improv company Degrees of Error, co-creator and director of the Edinburgh Fringe sell-out 5-star improv show ‘Murder, She Didn’t Write’ and a TV gameshow Producer. Lizzy has developed shows for BBC, ITV and Channel 4 and has been improvising for over 15 years, with over 12 Edinburgh Fringe runs under her belt.

 
Reviews of Lizzy
“Skrzypiec’s brilliance stems from her playfully strategic character” Theatre Scotland
“Lizzy Skrzypiec (Miss Violet) had me in stitches with her absurd comedic moments.” NorthWestEnd
“Skrzypiec’s improvisation is brilliant.” The Fix Magazine

Check out reviews of Lizzy’s show, Murder She Didn’t Write

 
***** ThreeWeeks
***** Theatre Bubble
***** Voice Mag
***** Fringe Explosion
***** The Student Newspaper
 

All-Female Improv Comedy Workshop at MissImp

This is the sixteenth all-female improv workshop put on by MissImp!
 
These events are made possible with support from Nottingham Women’s Centre this is the final one in the series from this run of funding.
 
These workshops are led by some of the most exciting female improvisers from our Nottingham community and beyond, and will focus on a specific area of improvisation unique to them!
 
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!
 
Please note: Our definition of ‘women’ and ‘female’ is inclusive, and we welcome trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people.
 
We are always looking 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 Orla at orla@missimp.co.uk.
 
Please be aware that there are strictly no refunds for this event and that it is the ticket holders responsibility to resell the ticket if they are unable to attend.

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.

The graphic for this workshop was created by Hélène Dollie!

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

Tickets

Full £7

Concession £5 (Concessionary rate for students and individuals receiving Pension Credit, Universal Credit, Income Support or Job Seekers allowance, or anyone receiving financial support related to disability.)

Timings

13:00 – 16:00

Malt Cross (downstairs)

Malt Cross (downstairs)

16 St James’s Street
Nottingham
NG1 6FG

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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.
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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.

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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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Reviews

Sometimes people say the nicest things!

The Metro

“Local improv heroes.”

LeftLion

“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.”

Impact

“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

“High on imagination, performance and delivery.”

Feva

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

Midlands Improv

“A fun filled hour of geeky entertainment.”

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

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

Facebook

“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.”

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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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