MissImp SketchShop Comedy Writer's Drop-In

Monday 31 May 2021

Are you a comedy writer? Want to be? Come along to our monthly writing drop-ins to create, share and develop new comedy writing.

These laid-back Sunday afternoons are the perfect place to share sketches, comedy characters, and scenes from sitcoms and plays that you have created. The Sketch Shop is a supportive group environment where you can find a supportive network of creators. As well as trying out new ideas, we also look at classic scenes, talk about comedic techniques and collaborate to create work together.

This is a low-pressure setting where you can experiment with stage comedy and meet comedians and writers from around the East Midlands. No matter what your experience, you can jump right in. Whether you are looking to try something new with your writing, have one idea you can’t get out of your head or are aiming to write comedy professionally this is the place for you.

Each drop-in has plenty of time for people to showcase their ideas and get helpful feedback if they want it. Just bring along a script or idea. While we love all forms of comedy, these drop-ins are aimed specifically at supporting more alternative styles like sketch, character and narrative. If you are looking for opportunities to try stand-up comedy then we can recommend different places to you.

This is a writers’ drop in so you need something you can write with whether that is paper and pen, laptop or even just your phone’s note-taking app.

Eligibility Requirements

All Participants must be 18+ and agree to the MissImp Code of Conduct.


Completely FREE, but donations are welcome if you’d like to support our activities.


14:00 – 16:00

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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 contact@missimp.co.uk within a week of the course starting. Remember to check your spam filters, and we strongly advise that you add contact@missimp.co.uk 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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