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10:00am Category: Classes[10:00am] MORNING Online Improv Drop-Ins
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Online Improvisation Drop-in Our online drop-in classes are slightly shorter than our normal drop-in classes, but still offer the same combination of pair and group work, challenge and fun. In these classes, you will practise the skills of building, agreement, emotional expression and creativity. You will have an opportunity to connect with people around the world and share community and laughter through improvisation games and scenes. These classes are energetic and playful, and each one is different, offering an opportunity to play and grow in challenging times. MORNING ONLINE DROP-IN SCHEDULE: FRIDAYS: 10 am – 11 am BST / GMT+1 £5+booking fee BOOK HERE

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] Impropriety Improv Jam Workshop
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The nights are drawing in, there'll are Christmas decorations in the shops even though we won't have even had Bommie night yet! What else better to do.....THAN MAKE STUFF UP & LAUGH TIL YOU WEE A LITTLE! Whether you've done it loads, done it a little or done it never at all ever before we can guarantee that you will laugh a lot and discover bits of your brain you didn't even know were there! 4 for 2 hours of made up magic

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[7:30pm] 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[8:00pm] Hoopla Improv Comedy Club
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Hoopla present a selection of the best improvised comedy in London every Friday & Saturday night. At least two different improv groups each night from the UKs flourishing live impro scene. Hooplas Improv Comedy Club was recently recommended as the best place to see improvised comedy in London by both The Daily Telegraph AND The Londonist. If improvisation floats your boat you should head to Hoopla. Theres fewer better ways to see what spur-of-the-moment comedy London has to offer. - The Londonist. We have various styles of improv each night including short-form games, scenes, long-form, and improv musicals. After the main shows we also host additional informal late night shows and jams. www.HooplaImpro.com



Category: Shows[9:30pm] Hivemind Presents: An Offer You Can't Refuse
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By day, this city's streets are bright and orderly. But by night, it is the playground of shysters and crooks, smugglers and thieves. The Mob is about to commit a crime so deadly, so devastating, that it will be down to the audience to tell them what it is Hivemind are a quartet of comic improvisers, freshly graduated from Cambridge and tackling adulthood much like they tackle their stage shows: with charismatic cluelessness. This year, on the first Friday of every month, they will weave a gripping noir thriller out of thin air. The audience provide us with a crime to commit, and we improvise an hour-long crime saga rife with violence, shocking betrayals, and inadequate street lighting, hurtling towards a dramatic denouement that neither you nor we will see coming. Ensemble cast: Alex OBryan-Tear, Jack Lawrence, Anton Evans, Edward Elcock Pianist: Stephen Gage Lights: Eleanor Griffiths January 20th February 3rd March 3rd April 7th (The 1st Friday of every month from February onwards) More information https://www.facebook.com/hivemindimprov/?fref=ts http://www.hivemindproductions.co.uk/

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