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Merry MissImp Christmas to Yule

A very Merry Christmas indeed to everyone! We’d like to give a big round of applause to everyone who has supported us this year – especially our FABULOUS audiences (we love you, in many varied and interesting ways) – your laughter, snorts and claps keep us going. It is an

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The Sound of Improv

James Dalby, our resident sound wizard and astonishingly musical fellow is running this week’s jam. Alongside it he’s prepared this remarkable blog post about sound effects for us. Enjoy! CONTENTS Introduction – The properties of sound effects and the qualities it can represent in the creative arts Sound Effects &

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Notes On Your Improv Show

I just found this on the website of the People’s Improv Theatre, NY.  Some very handy notes on that improv show that you did… and a lovely cheeky come-back at the end just as you think it’s finished. <object style=”height: 390px; width: 640px”><param name=”movie” value=”http://www.youtube.com/v/u3NXbMFztfo?version=3″><param name=”allowFullScreen” value=”true”><param name=”allowScriptAccess” value=”always”>[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3NXbMFztfo&w=640&h=360]</object>

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Musical Improv MissImp

Wow, we had one hell of a weekend. Lovely Heather and Joe from The Maydays came up to play and ran us through a weekend workshop in musical improv. Quite extraordinary. Exhausting, awesome, exhilarating and hilarious. We cannot recommend them to you enough. Whether you’re new to music and singing

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You Can Only Join The Dots Looking Backwards

Today the news has been dominated by the death of Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple Computers. For me, Apple made sense of technology.  I’ve always been amazed and frustrated by technology in equal measure.  When I started using Apple products my amazement  levels went up and my frustration levels

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Stop, Look and Listen to Improv

Yeah, pod you too I bet you have some electronic device strapped to your head most of the time. I do. Yours may be some fancy iPod, mine is just my phone (albeit with some awesome space age bluetooth headphones). Lots of folks use it for music, which is excellent

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Kurt Vonnegut’s Rules and Improv

In the series of tenuous relationships between improv and other stuff I was recently reminded of Kurt Vonnegut’s Eight Rules for Writing when listening to a Pendragon Variety podcast (it’s not a porn magazine, it’s a Fantasy writing website. This isn’t getting any less porny is it?). You may/should be

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Improv Commitment

I saw some incredible improv at the Edinburgh Fringe this year, packed tightly into just three days of action. What struck me most about the performers was how hard they committed to the show and the scenes they were in, and it paid off. Of course their acting skills, communication,

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Improv at the Edinburgh Fringe

There are now seven members of the MissImp performance team at the Edinburgh Fringe.  Two are doing various stand-up open spots, three are in the play we’ve taken up (HR’d Day’s Night) and the rest are here taking in shows and liberal quantities of ‘social time’. Yesterday we were talking

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Improv gathering at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe

The excellent Brighton improv group The Maydays organised the Edinburgh Fringe’s first ever Improv Symposium last year.  They’ve now posted up the audio of it and it makes for very interesting listening http://www.themaydays.co.uk/improvsymposium.html I believe there will be another Improv Symposium at this year’s Fringe in the final week.

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Really Bad Improv TV, a Rant

So, I watched Dave’s Improvisation My Dear Mark Watson. It wasn’t very good. I should preface this by saying we saw David Shore’s jawstonishing (that’s a contraction of jaw-dropping and astonishing, in case you wondered) one man Harold in London the day before. Lloydie’s written about that so I mention

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