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11:00am Category: Classes[11:00am] Drop in - Norwich
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Drop in - Norwich

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2:00pm Category: Shows[2:40pm] The Maydays present: Happily Never After @ Edinburgh Fringe 2019
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An Improvised Gothic Musical Tale The Maydays have been quietly gathering an army of fans around the world with their exceptional talent for creating skin-prickling theatre from nothing. Now they are dazzling audiences with their hugely popular and deliciously dark musical show, Happily Never After. Created from a single audience suggestion, The Maydays weave a playful tale, full of black comedy and haunting songs, in a loose homage to cult director Tim Burton’s gothic style, with influences from Lemony Snicket, the Brothers Grimm and dark fairy tales. After sell-out shows at Edinburgh, Barcelona and VAULT Festivals, Happily Never After is a word-of-mouth success that raises the bar on what’s possible with improvised theatre. The Maydays will perform Happily Never After from 31st July to 26th August, 2.45pm-3.45pm. Please note: there will be NO SHOW on the 13th August. “Happily Never After is hilarious!” Colin Mochrie (Whose Line is it Anyway?) – Edinburgh Festival 2016 “‘Certainly worthy of Burton” Chortle – VAULT Festival 2017 “As funny as hell” **** Breaking the Fourth Wall – VAULT Festival 2017

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7:00pm Category: Shows[7:00pm] Love Explosion! Free impro show
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This improvisation show is free in every sense of the word and open to people of any experience, included non at all. We will be celebrating collective courage and love of the game in an open stage succession of improvised scenes with interlaced improvised music. The way it works: Everyone puts their name in the hat. The host pulls two names out. Those two people get up on stage. If they want, they can choose a suggestion offered by the audience or they can go dry. Lights go out. A Beat. Lights go up. The play begins, then unfolds through a series of offers and responses. Three minutes - lights out. Scene over. New names. New scene. And so on. You can speak. Or not. You can dance. Or not. You can make music. Or not. You can clown. Or not. The choices are ALL yours. Your duties: Accept all offers, respect your partner and make them look good; choose transformation over ego; contributing and letting go of control over outcomes. Your bill of rights: Freedom to flail. The world trains us to be so structured in our thinking that many people feel extremely uncomfortable and self-conscious in any situation that might remotely involve "flailing." And yet the creative mind revels in flailing, as long as we can stay with it long enough to have some fun. Freedom to fail. With the non-stop demand and competition of the Age of Complexity we are under constant pressure to perform. In feeling the freedom to fail, we learn to flow with it as part of the creative process. Freedom to Flop. To find a place in life where it is okay to look hapless, have a brain freeze and then just move on is an amazing thing. This is the closest we can get to full-on acceptance of our flawed self because it happens in front of a group of people who will applaud the effort. And who want your support when it happens to them. Freedom To Flounder. It feels natural to follow the familiar, and to go in new directions feels wrong, fearful, even shame-inducing. So we flounder in order to break things up. We learn to tolerate the discomfort through the group's acceptance. We discover the scene by being in it, just as we are. Just as we discover the gifts hidden within mistakes and missteps by accepting and mining them for meaning. The people who show up will remind you that showing up in life is a creative choice. They will be grateful for your openness and humanity. They will thank you for playing. Every second Friday of the month at the Sebright Arms. Your two minutes of love and fame. Most of the above was authored by Jude Treder-Wolff you can find it and more in her blog: livesinprogressnewsletter.blogspot.com

[7:30pm] Improv Jam!
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At the Doghouse Bar a free, safe and exciting space where you can Come down and watch, or hop up and play a game or two if you're an improviser. See you there!


Category: Shows[8:00pm] Dinner and a Movie - with Genre Claude Van Damme
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Share some of your best worst dating stories to inspire something even more embarrassing - long form improv. And after that The Movie! See everything you'd expect from a movie improvised live on stage -- dramatic camera angles, tense editing, high-flying action sequences and tender denouement. Never-before-seen movies created from audience suggestions that span every era, every style, and every genre, but never with 3D glasses. There will also be a jam if anyone in the audience feels the desire to participate. FREE.

Category: Shows[8:30pm] Improdyssey (Camden Fringe)
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The Parentheticals are back for their fourth consecutive year at the Camden Fringe! IMPRODYSSEY is the interactive comedy fantasy inspired by YOU. Each epic combines improvised quests with Whose Line is it Anyway-style games. You title the story, set locations, and supply lines of dialogue. They do all the rest. Let the ad-libbed adventures begin! Previous praise for IMPRODYSSEY: 'You'll have a blast' (Views from the Gods). 'The Parentheticals are huge fun’ (London Pub Theatres). ‘I thoroughly recommend this show’ (Two Lasses in London).

Category: Shows[8:30pm] Improdyssey (Camden Fringe)
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The Parentheticals are back for their fourth consecutive year at the Camden Fringe! IMPRODYSSEY is the interactive comedy fantasy inspired by YOU. Each epic combines improvised quests with Whose Line is it Anyway-style games. You title the story, set locations, and supply lines of dialogue. They do all the rest. Let the ad-libbed adventures begin! Previous praise for IMPRODYSSEY: 'You'll have a blast' (Views from the Gods). 'The Parentheticals are huge fun’ (London Pub Theatres). ‘I thoroughly recommend this show’ (Two Lasses in London).

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