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10:00am Category: Classes[10:00am] The Nursery / The Maydays 13-14s Improv Summer Camp
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Young improvisers make up their own hilarious stories & scenes every day for a week, with the same group! Every morning 10am-11.30am from Mon 17th August to Friday 21st August Want to give your kids the opportunity to connect with other young people in a creative way? Do they need to laugh and let loose a little? Then sign them up for our online improv Summer Camp! Improvisation is a fantastic way to stay creative, active, and have some fun with other people the same age (though we are sure you are hilarious too). This week will get young people making up their own hilarious stories and scenes, with fun improv games that let the imagination run wild – and all this from your own living room! Improv helps improve confidence, creativity, social skills - plus it’s a lot of fun. We’ve already had hundreds of adults laughing and connecting with others all over the world in our online sessions, and now we are so excited to be able to offer the same to young people.

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7:00pm Category: Classes[7:00pm] Hoopla Impro Workshop
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7pm - 9:30pm 12.50 Book online at www.hooplaimpro.com A flexible weekly improv workshop, different topic every Monday including things like Back to Basics, Yes And, Listening, Agreement, Character and Storytelling. We create a safe, fun, friendly and supportive environment where improvisers are free to play and be themselves. Each session will start with some fun warm ups and core skills like Listening & Yes And before focussing on the week's main theme (different theme each week). In the second half there will be a mix of fun performance games, scenes, stories and improv formats. After that there is an optional social at the local pub. Most of all the focus will be on improvising in a fun and carefree way, and getting lots of practice in. If you want to do a more thorough improv course take a look at our longer improv courses and also our longer weekend improv classes. www.hooplaimpro.com

Category: Classes[7:00pm] The Nursery/Maydays Summer Intensive: The Deconstruction
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Study the Deconstruction format in-depth 5 evenings in a row with the same teacher and group. Just like our courses but jam-packed into one week! The Deconstruction is a longform format that explores a recurring relationship-based scene through themes, commentary and the world in which it all takes place. It was developed by Del Close and The Family – a seminal improv group from Chicago that included the likes of Miles Stroth and Matt Besser. The form includes, detailed long scenes, thematic scenes, ‘game-y scenes, and short sharp scenes building to a crescendo – it really does have everything. A perfect format to stretch your improv skills in many different directions! Like most forms, the focus and way it is taught evolves over time, and so with this. We’ll be looking at a couple of variations, while honouring the form as a whole, and maybe even trying one of our own. Jenny Rowe trained at ACT Brighton and has regularly taught there, as well as Brighton ICT, and Chichester Festival Theatre LEAP programme. Her credits include dreamthinkspeak (Underground) and Brighton Fringe ’19 Best Play winner, Clean. She has toured with The Foundry Group, played in the Shakespeare’s Globe ‘Read Not Dead’ series and performed numerous Shakespeares at Brighton Open Air Theatre. She is an actor, voiceover artist, writer and teacher, having worked with the BAFTA-nominated Treason Show Productions and, among other street theatre, was a hula-hooping, crash-helmet-wearing starlet walkabout act for Twisted Dreams. As an improviser, she has toured with Fluxx, performs with Impromptu Shakespeare and The Concept, and plays two-person improv (Two Seats Four Cheeks) with Lloydie James Lloyd, when they’re in the same city. She has trained with Secondcity and Annoyance, teaches Improv for Creative Writing and is currently researching her next show. Her recent solo play in 2019, “Tiptree: No-one else’s damn secret but my own” was described by Fringereview as… ‘a fascinating biography well worth knowing, convincingly acted and eloquently written.

Category: Classes[7:00pm] We Want Information impro workshop
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We Want Information impro workshop. Please note that we now start half an hour earlier at 7pm. Cost £7. Every Monday except Bank Holidays. Now in our eighth year.

Category: Classes[7:30pm] Summer Intensive: Viewpoints
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A 5-day improv intensive using the theatrical technique of Viewpoints About this Event Study the technique of Viewpoints in-depth 5 evenings in a row with the same teacher and group. Just like our courses but jam-packed into one week! This intensive runs every evening from Monday 17th August to Friday 21st August, 7 pm-9.30 pm. Viewpoints is a theatre-based vocabulary that can help take your improv skills to the next level. We’ll use our bodies and the space around us as the valuable tools they are, providing us with feedback and emotional depth. We’ll redefine our understanding of timing within a scene, use silence to its full effect, and say the things that really need to be said. Viewpoints will take your acting and improvised theatre skills to the next level, with no drama school required. Stephen Davidson is the Artistic Director of The Improvised Play, Improvable, QI: Queer Improv, Carmen: A gender-swapped Film Noir Fantasy, and of Zeal: The Pride Improv Festival. Stephen teaches improv through Improvable and the Nursery Theatre, with the Free London Improv Project, and Hoopla Improv. He has taught and performed all over the world.

Category: Classes[7:30pm] The Maydays / Nursery Online Improv Drop-In
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The Maydays / Nursery Online Improv Drop-In PLEASE CHECK THAT YOU HAVE CHOSEN THE CORRECT DATE FROM THE DROP DOWN BOX WHEN FOLLOWING THE BOOKING LINK AS THERE ARE NO REFUNDS. In response to the unprecedented situation with the Coronavirus, the Nursery and the Maydays are moving their joint improvisation classes online with immediate effect. We believe improvisation is a very useful way to connect with people and can help us to keep perspective and balance in these challenging and confusing times. We want to continue offering people this, even if the medium is slightly changed. These online drop-in classes are slightly shorter and cheaper than our normal drop-in classes, but still offer the same combination of pair and group work, and are still open to both beginners and more experienced improvisers. Initially, they were running at the normal times of 7 pm Wednesday, 8 pm Thursday and 1 pm Saturday, but this has already proved hugely popular with online sessions already selling out, so we’ve now added lots more! When? Monday to Friday – 7.30 pm-9.30 pm every evening Saturdays & Sundays 1 pm-3 pm & 3.30 pm-5.30 pm Where? ONLINE ZOOM ROOM Who is it for? The drop-in is a wide ability class but is specifically aimed at newer improvisers or more experienced players who want to work on core skills. The atmosphere is accessible, fun and non-judgemental. Who is teaching it? For variety, the teacher will change every week. All teachers are either from The Maydays or The Nursery Theatre and are highly experienced improvisers and teachers. How much is it? £10+ booking fee per class, bookable in advance How do I join an online class? There is simply a link for you to click, which will be included in your booking summary email once you’ve bought your place. *classes are limited to 12 students and no guarantee is made of a place if you do not book. Please note that the Nursery who ticket these events cannot refund tickets after purchase. The minimum age for all Nursery classes is 18. Please also note that classes start on time and if you are more than 30 minutes late without letting us know, you may not be able to join the class, as you will have missed warmups. This is at the teacher’s discretion. Please check the date and title of this event carefully as we are unable to issue any refunds except in case of cancellation by the Nursery. The Maydays and Nursery Online Improv Classes FAQ on our website

Category: Shows[7:30pm] Toadally Free Comedy at the Blue Orange Theatre
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Free Form Frogs - Members of Box of Frogs workshop - present their own inimitable brand of high-octane improvised nonsense from audience suggestions. All your favourite improv games, unrehearsed and improvised entirely live. No-one knows what will happen, least of all us! Expect to laugh, expect to be amazed - but most of all expect the unexpected. Absolutely free, with our usual cast iron guarantee laugh, or your money back!"


Category: Shows[8:00pm] Duck Duck Goose Improv jam
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Three top improv acts, plus YOU can play in two-person scenes and montages. Free show.

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