HEADS UP! We are not at Malt Cross for the next few weeks as they’ve got a hideous flooding problem to resolve! Instead, we’re upstairs at The Castle pub this week. Plus there is no drop-in next week (25 April) – we’ll be sorting out some social fun instead. This week’s drop-in:
This week’s drop-in: Let’s Monologue Brought to you by Richard. “Alas, poor Yorick…” sure, that’s more of a soliloquy, but you get the idea. We use monologues in improv as the inspiration for different kinds of improv show, from the very brief personal glimpses at the beginning of the Smash
This week’s drop-in: Specific/Explicit Brought to you by Ben. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Two improvisers get up on stage. They spend the first half of the scene interacting with what might be a relationship or a premise, and it’s clear nobody really knows what’s going on!
This week’s drop-in: Whose Line Brought to you by Nick. The eponymous game of the amazing improv radio and TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway?, a staple of shortform shows and one of my favourite games of all time. I love it because of the apparent randomness the lines
This week’s drop-in: Finding a Tree in a Wood Brought to you by Jack. Sometimes we get suggestions that are generic or don’t pique our interest enough to get our comedy flowing. This week’s workshop is about generating ideas as a group before scenes begin, to help us find that
This week’s drop-in: All By Myself – Soloprov Made Easy! Brought to you by Emily. We all know improv is a team sport, but what happens on those rare occasions when you find yourself completely alone on stage? Do you panic? Freeze up? Flee? NO! You take a deep breath
This week’s drop-in: Super Agreement Brought to you by Richard. So there is an improviser named Katy Schutte (author of a great book called The Improviser’s Way: A Longform Workbook) who wrote about the improv phenomenon of pimping as follows: “When we ask someone to ‘read that poem you’ve been
This week’s drop-in: It Takes Two Brought to you by Emily. **Please note the change of venue: we are now at the Lacehouse** Scenes between two characters are easily the most common kind of scenes we do, so what can we do to make them look interesting to an audience?
This week’s drop-in: Bring It On Brought to you by Nick. **Please note the change of venue: we are now at the Lacehouse** This week our aim is to do as many scenes as humanly possible. We’ll be doing 60 second scenes, then a volley of interrelated scenes, and stuff
This week’s drop-in: Character Limit Exceeded Brought to you by Ben. **Please note the change of venue: we are now at the Lacehouse** One of the joys of improvising is getting to play people you’ve always wanted to be, and characters you’ve never wanted to be. A good character can
This week’s drop-in: Stating the Bleedin’ Obvious Lets You Play Brought to you by Jack. **Please note the change of venue: we are now at The Angel** When we’ve been doing improv for a while, and we remember to “yes, and” most of the time, it can become difficult to
This week’s drop-in: Acting on an Improv Stage Brought to you by Sophie. We focus heavily on teamwork, agreement and yes-anding the hell out of everything. We don’t spend as much time on how we inhabit the stage, and what it means to be acting as well as improvising. This