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Sophie’s Week With Phillipe Gaulier, Part Two

Here’s the second part of my experiences training in workshops with Phillipe Gaulier over five days at Trestle Theatre in July 2019, read part one here. Thursday Something I haven’t mentioned is the game we played at the beginning of each day. You all walk around following instructions, but only

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Sophie’s Week With Phillipe Gaulier, Part One

Here are some of my experiences training in workshops with Phillipe Gaulier over five days at Trestle Theatre in July 2019. I haven’t detailed every exercise, only significant events, so if it looks like I didn’t do much on some days, that is because the rest of the day didn’t

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Improv Drop-In: Thursday 06 July 2017

This week’s drop-in: Give and Ye Shall Receive Brought to you by Liam. In improv we often talk about the importance of making offers – giving information and ideas to our scene partners. Partly we do that because we have bright notions in our noggins, and it clues our buddies into

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Improv Drop-In: Thursday 29 June 2017

This week’s drop-in: Shakesprov Brought to you by Ben. If improv be the food of laugh, yes and. Put on your ruffs, hey your nonny nonnies and get ready for a week where we play in bard mode. This week is all about improvising in the Shakespearean genre. It sounds impressive,

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Improv Drop-In: Thursday 22 June 2017

This week’s drop-in: Motivated Action Brought to you by Benedetta. This week is all about what’s inside you. No, not your weird meatbags of organs – we’re talking about the things that drive you into action. Whether it’s your deep attraction to the other character on stage, an unseemly obsession with

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Improv Drop-In: Thursday 15 June 2017

This week’s drop-in: Cruel & Unusual Brought to you by Nick. Rounding out our mini-season of improv theatre games, this week we’re going hardcore! Aw yeah, it’s time to play the torture games. These are hard games, requiring lots of thought, challenging memory, consistency, the ability to speak… But they’re incredibly fun to

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Improv Drop-In: Thursday 1 June 2017

This week’s drop-in: Game On Brought to you by Nick. Games are this season’s hot new thing, so come and enjoy it before birch bark and garottes begin to turn people’s heads. This week we’ll be playing even more multiplayer games such as TV Channels and generally doing beautiful and funny

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Improv Drop-In: Thursday 25 May 2017

This week’s drop-in: Game, Play, Learn Brought to you by Nick. We’ve started, so we’ll finish. More classic improv theatre games this week, a bit more complicated, and building up from the ones we played this week: multiplayer action! Wear something cool. Not your damned Superdry, but lightweight clothes, cos it’s hot

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Improv Drop-In: Thursday 18 May 2017

This week’s drop-in: Games Afoot Brought to you by Nick. It’s time to play some classic improv games which we sometimes play at Gorilla Burger, but don’t otherwise give much time to. But they’re fun! So play them we shall, along with some advice about how to get the best out

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Improv Jam – Thursday 25 June 2015

This week’s jam: Rope Weaving Live +1 This week’s jam is brought to you by: Parky While everyone likes the freedom to do whatever their little heart desires in an open scene, there’s a reason why improv games are so enduringly popular. The restrictions often generate a laugh in themselves,

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Improv Jam: Thursday 6 November 2014

This week’s jam: A Hat Full Of Fun This week’s jam artiste is: Marilyn Dodge the fireworks, lament the continued existence of the House of Commons and come on down to the improv jam.   Games, names, feelings, people, weird stuff and you – all jammed into boxes and redistributed equitably between

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Improv Jam: Thursday 23 October 2014

This week’s jam: The Wonder of Hats This week’s jam runologist is: Martin Hey, remember that time your name got pulled out of a hat and a game got pulled out of another hat and then you played that game? Relive those simpler, happier days in our jam.  Gasp in childlike wonder –

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