MissImp and Friends at the Leicester Comedy Festival 2018!

February is cold and miserable, right? WRONG! MissImp is bringing some fantastic shows to the Leicester Comedy Festival, and some of our chums are out too! Take a look at what we’ll be hitting Leicester with! Snap up those tickets before they all vanish…

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Rhymes Against Humanity


MissImp’s own musical team is bringing their unique brand of improvised insanity to Leicester! What Andrew Lloyd Webber has years to work on these performers must perform instantly, with no scripts, no conferring, no pre-planning, just totally spontaneous musical madness! The genius minds of such hit musicals as “Cannibals In Love”, “Techno Dancing Queen” and “It Came From The Gunge Tanks In The Abandoned Nickelodeon Studios” reunite to create an hour-long musical complete with characters, storylines, music and choreography.

8th February | 20:30 | Upstairs at the Western | 70 Western Road, Leicester | http://comedy-festival.co.uk/event/rhymes-against-humanity-musical-improvised-comedy/

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The Clones


Witness the incredible, as improvised duo THE CLONES take to the stage. With no script, no staging, and only a pair of chairs for a set, they spin a simple audience suggestion into a hilarious, spontaneous show. Plots and sub-plots galore, and a whole cast of characters effortlessly juggled by the two improvisers. This is comedy theatre like you’ve never seen it before. You will laugh, you may cry… Who knows what’ll happen? They sure don’t. Join two of the Midland’s best improvisers – Lloydie James Lloyd (The Maydays/Rhymes Against Humanity) and Liam Webber (“Extraordinary Performer” -The Scotsman) – for an hour of improvised wonder!

22nd February | 19:00 | Upstairs at the Western | 70 Western Road, Leicester | http://comedy-festival.co.uk/tickets/the-clones-an-improvised-show/

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The Fall of Byron Montrose; Poet, Gentleman, Lover


Ben Macpherson (The Vox Pops, Millions of Voices) will be taking to the stage as his lyrical alter-ego, Byron Montrose.
Don Juan meets Milton Jones in the pun filled Adventure; Byron has delighted sell-out crowds at the Nottingham Comedy Festival, the Student Fringe Festival, and the Edinburgh Fringe. The fall of Byron Montrose tells the tale of a lost romantic poet as he deals with love, opium and Napoleon. A Daring story of exile, lust and laudanum. From one of Nottingham’s most promising comedians, The Fall of Byron Montrose; Poet, Gentleman, Lover is silly, witty and just a little bit naughty.

23rd February | 20:30 | Upstairs at the Western | 70 Western Road, Leicester | http://comedy-festival.co.uk/event/the-fall-of-byron-montrose-poet-gentleman-lover/

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Happily Never After


If Rhymes Against Humanity got you craving more musicals, more improv, and more Lloydie James Lloyd, then look no further than the smash-hit Happily Never After. Award-winning improvisers The Maydays present this skin-prickling tale full of black comedy and haunting music, inspired by the warped imaginations of Tim Burton, Lemony Snicket and the Brothers Grimm. Starting with your suggestion, The Maydays take you on a bone-chilling journey, meeting the grotesque and the innocent, weaving a fantastical story that’s different every time.

16th February | 20:00 | Just the Tonic – Leicester | 54 Belvoir Street | http://comedy-festival.co.uk/event/happily-never-after/

Wicked MissImp People at Edinburgh Fringe 2017

It’s the most crazy time of the year – the Edinburgh Fringe is on, and we’ve got a bunch of our gang up there. Go and see them! You’ll have the most excellent time.

CONTEXT, PEOPLE!

Jeanette Bird-Bradley (Rhymes Against Humanity, Millions of Voices) sharing her weird and hilarious obsessions.

Waste hours online amazed by ridiculous niche products? Seek creative ways to get revenge on those you love? Value the work of questionable action heroes? After selling out at Nottingham Comedy Festival, Jeanette Bird-Bradley is here to share your shame, doubt your choices and put things into perspective!

5-13 August | 16:45 | Bourbon Bar Room 2 | Frederick Street Edinburgh | Venue 333

Happily Never After

The other place you might see Lloydie (Rhymes Against Humanity, Millions of Voices, everything), catch him in the act on 12 and 13 August. And teched by that Liam Webber guy…

Award-winning improvisers The Maydays present this skin-prickling tale full of black comedy and haunting music, inspired by the warped imaginations of Tim Burton, Lemony Snicket and the Brothers Grimm. Starting with your suggestion, The Maydays take you on a bone-chilling journey, meeting the grotesque and the innocent, weaving a fantastical story that’s different every time. Happily Never After returns to edfringe for a second year after sell-out shows across Europe.

3-13 August | 16:30 | Just the Tonic at The Caves | Rowantree Bar Edinburgh | Venue 88

The Fall of Byron Montrose; Poet, Gentleman, Lover

A wonderful opportunity to see Ben Macpherson (The Vox Pops, Millions of Voices) at his lyrical best.

Don Juan meets Milton Jones in the pun filled Adventure; the sellout hit of the Nottingham Comedy Festival and the Student Fringe Festival. The fall of Byron Montrose tells the tale of a lost romantic poer as he deals with love, opium and Napoleon. A Daring story of exile, lust and laudanum. From one of Nottingham’s most promising comedians, The Fall of Byron Montrose; Poet, Gentleman, Lover is silly, witty and just a little bit naughty.

5-15 August | 14:50 | Black Market Rooms | Market Street Edinburgh | Venue 399

Clusterf**k

The award-winning variety show of Liam Webber (Rhymes Against Humanity, Smash Night), killing it at the Fringe.

Join the Clusterf**k, an anarchic variety night featuring sketches, stand-up and improv. The funniest acts at the Fringe are kidnapped and given an audience who love to laugh. Time Out Top Ten Free Comedy Shows. Why the f**k not?

5-27 August | 20:45 | Subway | Cowgate Edinburgh | Venue 56

Joe Hart: Alpha, Beta, Gamer

A splendid show written & produced by Liam Webber, as well as all the cool 8-bit music.

New interactive video game show from Joe Hart (SYTYF? Finalist and Tickled Pig Winner)! Nerd out, level up and just maybe live to respawn another day. Featuring custom made video games for the audience to play, win and, possibly, break live on stage.

2-27 August | 14:00 | Gilded Balloon Teviot | Teviot Row House Edinburgh | Venue 14


If you see them – let us know! Share the love: @missimp_notts

MissImp in Action – Friday 28 November – Once More With Feeling

This Friday – Once More With Feeling

Nottingham’s only monthly improv comedy show

Friday 28th November at The Glee Club

MissImp_In_Action 2014This month we bring you music, improvisation and comedy all wrapped up into a neat pre-Christmas package. Our dear friends Heather & Joe from the award-winning The Maydays are joining us on stage to add singing and music to the finest show on Earth.

You only get one chance to see this – and we only get one chance to do it. Entrance is just £3 for NUS and scarcely more than that if you’re lucky enough to have gainful employment. Drinks, seats and comedy are just some of the treats in store for you.

This is our last show before the end of 2014, so don’t miss out!


The Glee Club
Friday 28th November 2014
Doors open 8.00, Doors close 8.15, Show at 8.30
Castle Wharf, Canal St, Nottingham
Tickets: £6.00 (£4.50 online) / £3.00 concs.
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Two Amazing Improv Shows This Weekend

 

Friday 28th February – Fast Paced Spontaneous Comedy at The Glee Club

 


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This Friday we’re bringing you an action-packed two-fisted improvised comedy show with no scripts and just the wits and sharpened brains of our performers to make you laugh. We bring you entirely unplanned adventures, scenes, sketches, games and songs from the darkest depths of our imaginations. You give us the suggestions, we turn them inside out.

You will NEVER, EVER, EVER see the same scene twice, so come along and enjoy comedy that is for your eyes only.

This month’s show is on Friday 28th February. Book your tickets here and we’ll see you on Friday.


The Glee Club Castle Wharf, Canal St, Nottingham
Doors open 8.00, Doors close 8.15, Show at 8.30
Tickets: £6.00 (£4.50 online) / £3.00 concs. (NUS, Meetup)



 

Sunday 2 March – Ten Thousand Million Love Stories at The Corner

A Show About Love

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On Sunday 2nd March Heather Urquhart and Jules Munns from the award-winning Brighton improv company The Maydays will be performing their two person improvised play Ten Thousand Million Love Stories in Nottingham. It’s already attracted some pretty awesome reviews:

“The perfect balance between realism and comedy slapstick, these two comfortably jumped from one character to another, without ever losing their flow. The show was as funny as it was impressive” Brighton’s Finest

“Clever, complicated, and relevant, made by people who practise a lot, and have the kind of spirit which drives them to do what terrifies most people. Like making up an entire play on the spot. And not just a play, but an interesting creative adventurous play, that isn’t like any scripted work I’ve ever seen. Could this be the future of comedy?” Fringe Guru

It’s going to be a beautiful evening. Heather and Jules are remarkable actors and improvisers and Ten Thousand Million Love Stories is an unmissable event. Their show is preceded by a performance which includes local improvisers in their Fancy Pants Jam.


Sunday 2nd March
The Corner, 8 Stoney Street, (off Broad Street), Nottingham NG1 1LH
6.30pm Fancy Pants Jam
7.30pm Ten Thousand Million Love Stories
Entry: £5

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Ten Thousand Million Love Stories – a show and workshop Sunday 2 March 2014

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Ten Thousand Million Love Stories

A Show About Love

On Sunday 2nd March Heather Urquhart and Jules Munns from the award-winning Brighton improv company The Maydays will be performing their two person improvised play Ten Thousand Million Love Stories in Nottingham. It’s already attracted some pretty awesome reviews:

“The perfect balance between realism and comedy slapstick, these two comfortably jumped from one character to another, without ever losing their flow. The show was as funny as it was impressive” Brighton’s Finest

“Clever, complicated, and relevant, made by people who practise a lot, and have the kind of spirit which drives them to do what terrifies most people. Like making up an entire play on the spot. And not just a play, but an interesting creative adventurous play, that isn’t like any scripted work I’ve ever seen. Could this be the future of comedy?” Fringe Guru

If you get the chance to see Munns and Urquhart, go. They gave a master class in storytelling, exposing the ups and downs of relationships and how everyone both succeeds and fails in their labour of love.Intermission, Bristol

It’s going to be a beautiful evening. Heather and Jules are remarkable actors and improvisers and Ten Thousand Million Love Stories is an unmissable event. Their show is preceded by a performance which includes local improvisers in their Fancy Pants Jam.

Sunday 2nd March
6.30pm Fancy Pants Jam
7.30pm Ten Thousand Million Love Stories
Entry: £5

The Corner (home of LeftLion)
8 Stoney Street
(off Broad Street)
Nottingham
http://www.leftlion.co.uk/the-corner/

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Workshop: Naturalism and Intimacy in Improv

WorkshopWant to take your onstage relationships to the next level?

Interested in improvising believable love stories that go beyond the clichéd first kiss? Heather Urquhart & Jules Munns of the Maydays will take you through a workshop on intimacy and naturalism in scenes. The Maydays are one of the UK’s top improv companies and have trained with tutors from I.O, UCB, The Annoyance and Montreal Improv amongst others to develop their own unique style.

Drawing on techniques developed by Heather and Jules in the development of Ten Thousand Million Love Stories and workshopped with Rama Nicholas of Impro Melbourne, this workshop will look at how we can create onstage trust with our fellow players and take our scenes to deeper places both physically and emotionally. We’ll also be looking at archetypal love stories and having fun with how you can find love stories in unexpected places!

Note – taking part in the workshop means you get to be in the Fancy Pants Jam!

Sunday 2nd March
2.00 – 4.30pm
Naturalism and Intimacy in Improv
Workshop Price: £25
(MissImp members subsidised rate: £15)
To reserve and book your place please email [email protected]

The Corner (home of LeftLion)
8 Stoney Street
(off Broad Street)
Nottingham
http://www.leftlion.co.uk/the-corner/

https://www.facebook.com/events/618714468201956/

Jules  is also Curator of ‘Slapdash’ London’s International Festival of Improvisation and has directed ‘Impromptu Shakespeare’ Heather is Author of ‘Sing it’ a guide to Musical Improv and winner of Best Female Performer, Brighton Festival and Fringe Awards 2013

“The Maydays are England’s vanguard of long-form improvisation” Jason Chin, Former Associate Artistic Director & Director, Training Centre, iO, Chicago

“The Maydays are an improv ensemble firmly committed to artistic growth and challenge unwilling to settle for simply being awesome. It makes them exciting to watch and a pleasure to work with.” Rich and Rebecca Sohn of The Annoyance, Chicago

“The Maydays are one of the Best Groups I have had to Pleasure to Watch, Teach, as well as Perform with…GO and STUDY with These Folks…You Will Learn Improvisation!!!!” Mark Beltzman

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MissImp in Action – Improv Comedy Show Friday 31st January 2014 at The Glee Club

Celebrate the End of January With Us!

It can only get better.

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Right, that’s January out of the way, we’re almost used to the new year now. Come and join us at The Glee Club this Friday. We’ve got a fabulous line up of fast-paced games, tomfoolery and wicked cleverness to sling your way. All you need to do is turn up and grab a drink.

We bring you entirely unplanned adventures, scenes, sketches, games and songs from the darkest depths of our imaginations. You give us the suggestions, we turn them inside out. We’re on in just a few days – and you can grab your tickets now.

Be brave and rejoice – we have all survived January!

We are the only show in town bringing you a gorgeous blend of seasoned old pros and brand new improv comedy talent. Nottingham is where it’s at.

There’s nothing like improvised comedy – it’s unique and different every single time. You will NEVER, EVER, EVER see the same scene twice, so come along and enjoy comedy that is for your eyes only.

This month’s show is on Friday 31st January. Book your tickets here and we’ll see you on Friday.

Show Details

The Glee Club
Castle Wharf, Canal St, Nottingham
Friday 31st January 2014
Doors open 8.00
Doors close 8.15
Show at 8.30
Tickets £6 on door (£4.50 in advance) / Students and MissImp members £3
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MissImp in Action – Improv Comedy Show Friday 29th November 2013 at The Glee Club

It’s the last MissImp Glee show of the year!

This time we’ve got music

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Start your month of happy boozing and indulgence early with us this Friday. What with it being nearly Christmas and all we’re celebrating by inviting Heather & Joe, two of our friends from Brighton’s award-winning The Maydays to join us on stage and add music and singing to the mix.

We bring you entirely unplanned adventures, scenes, sketches, games and songs from the darkest depths of our imaginations. You give us the suggestions, we turn them inside out. We’re on in just a few days – and you can seize your tickets now.

Fight off the terrifying imminence of Christmas

We are the only show in town bringing you a gorgeous blend of seasoned old pros and brand new improv comedy talent. Brilliant and weird enough to shake all thought of what you want for Christmas from your mind.

There’s nothing like improvised comedy – it’s unique and different every single time. You will NEVER see the same scene twice, so come along and enjoy comedy that is for your eyes only.

This month’s show is on Friday 29th November. Book your tickets here and we’ll see you on Friday.

Show Details

The Glee Club

Castle Wharf, Canal St, Nottingham

Friday 29 November 2013
Doors open 8.00
Doors close 8.15
Show at 8.30
Tickets £6 on door (£4.50 in advance) / Students and MissImp members £3

Improv Jam: Thursday 24th October 2013

This week’s jam: Ooooh, Shakespeare

This week’s improv jam is run by: Nick

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Shakespeare strikes fear into the heart of many of the nation’s actors – it shouldn’t: you can literally make up stuff that sounds just as good. This week we’re stealing shamelessly from the workshops of Jules Munn, Jenny Rowe and Rebecca Macmillan of The Maydays and playing with the structure of Shakespearean dialogue. It’s fun, sounds awesome and really isn’t as hard as you might imagine. We’ll be getting a feel for the sound of Shakespeare, then experimenting with how to make his voice your own.

Thursday 24th October
7.30-9.30pm
8 Stoney Street
Nottingham
NG1 1LH
Entry Price: £3