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  Category: ClassesImprovised Film Noir 6 week course
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Improvised Film Noir About this Event Every Friday evening from 4th September to 9th October, 7.30pm-9.30pm £120.00+BF / Concessions Availble Sultry and cool, Film Noir is an opportunity to embody character archetypes like no others. Step into a world of drama, tension, sex and intrigue, where the struggle between good and evil is real and personal. Challenge yourself to fight and flirt, and possibly to try an accent or two! 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. Min 4 participants, max 12.

Category: ClassesOnline Elective: EveryBody, Yeah: Movement with Rita Suszek
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EveryBody, Yeah: Movement For Improvisers About this Event Do you feel Zoom-dependent and over-reliant on witty lines? In EveryBody, Yeah, we will take it back to body basics. We will use a Grotowski-method inspired set of exercises, which will help breathe new life into your scenes, whether on screen or on stage! This class is suitable for improvisers of all levels, as either an introduction or a refresher to body work. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes (or be barefoot, if you have a mat or non-slippery floor) and make sure that you have enough space to extend your arms and legs, if possible. Also evaluate your space for tripping hazards. If you have questions about the content and accessibility of instruction, please email me at rita.suszek@gmail.com . This class is utilising Grotowski’s method as it applies to improvisers. We will use body and breath exercises and practice following our physical impulses, which will then translate into scene-work. We will also have fun with big and silly movements and boost our body awareness in a playful, accessible way! Price: £17.50+booking fee Rita Suszek is an improviser, comedian, actor and playwright. She has performed and led workshops in Queer Improv, as coached by Stephen Davidson and still performs as part of Neither, a twoprov ensemble formed with Roderick Millar. Rita has written and performed solo stand-up shows Fuck It, I’m Thirty and F*cking European (performed at Theatre Royal Stratford East), as well as writing a theatre play Five Dresses I Never Wear (part of which was performed as part of Calm Down Dear festival at Camden People’s Theatre). Recent credits include Kai and Crow in Snow Q, poetry play by Maria Jastrz?bska, directed by Mark Hewitt; improv credits include Machine For Fools, directed by Michael Such and Stephen Davidson, and Behind The Scenes At Studio Mandelbrot (Harry Turnbull, The Nursery Theatre). Min 4 participants, max 12.

Category: ClassesWomen’s Workshop: Going Solo with Sarah-Louise Young
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Making a one-person show About this Event Women’s workshops are an open and supportive creative space for women and non-binary people of all ages and experience levels. These workshops run once a month, and they are stand-alone, so you can book one or come along every time. Each workshop is taught by a different teacher and focuses on a specific area of improvisation, and we have some exciting people lined up over the coming months! *Please note: We are using an inclusive definition of ‘woman’ and ‘female’ and we welcome trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people. This month is Going Solo – with Sarah-Louise Young Have you always wanted to make a one-person show but don’t know where to begin? Do you have a story to share but don’t know how best to tell it? As theatres navigate new regulations and learn how to stage socially distanced events, there couldn’t be a better moment to think about making your own one-person, portable, sellable show: whether it’s a play, a cabaret, improvised or scripted, it’s time to take control of your story. Writer and performer of 6 award-winning and critically acclaimed solo shows and 5 two-handers, Sarah-Louise Young, leads a two-hour online course on how to create work for the solo performer. From choosing your initial idea to picking your perfect collaborators, Sarah-Louise will guide participants through discussion and practical exercises, helping them explore the creative process. As well as working on the style, content and narrative elements of making your own work, she will share her experience and expertise on producing and promoting alone. The pitfalls and the practicalities of travelling light. Participants will be asked to complete a short pre-workshop questionnaire to enable Sarah-Louise to tailor the session to their needs as much as possible. If you already have an idea for a show she will help you find the next step in the creative journey and if you have never thought about going solo before, hopefully, you will leave inspired to start now. Sunday 30th August, 10.30am-1.00pm BST/GMT+1 – Max. 12 – £17.50+ booking fee SARAH-LOUISE’S BIOGRAPHY: Solo Shows: performer and writer An Evening Without Kate Bush The Silent Treatment Cabaret Whore Cabaret Whore Encore! Cabaret Whore, More! More! More! Drag King Two-Handers: performer and writer Julie Madly Deeply Je Regrette! Night Bus Songs For Cynics Songs For Lovers (And Other Idiots) Co-Writer & Director: Looking For Me Friend: The Music Of Victoria Wood Not Dead Yet Empty Nest Hooray For Love Honey’s Happening Miss-Leading Ladies Writer: Maxa, The Most Assassinated Woman In The World (full-scale musical written with MichaelRoulston) Sarah-Louise has co-written with and for numerous other performers including Amanda Palmer, Lynn Ruth Miller, Fascinating Aida, Marcel Lucont, Ophelia Bitz and Clementine Living Fashion Doll Workshops: The Actors Centre The Singers Cabaret Workshop The Showstoppers! Guest speaker for Russell Lucas She has also appeared in numerous plays and pantomimes, workshops of new musicals, script readings and is a regular fixture on the London and international cabaret scene. For more information visit www.sarah-louise-young.com

Category: ClassesOnline Duos Improv Course
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Duos – build that two-person relationship About this Event This Experienced course runs every Thursday from 3rd September to 8th October, 7.30 pm-9.30 pm BST/GMT+1 Experienced (18 months+) A class for skilful players, especially those who have finished improv training programmes at their school and are looking to widen their horizons. These classes will make the assumption that you are comfortable performing longform improvisation and will push you. Doing scenes with just one scene partner is common – doing a whole show with just one other person is less common. If you want to start doing a duo or work on the current duo you are part of, this course will help you create characters you can sit in for longer, call back on more often and will provide time for you to work on the unique aspects of two-person improv. If you already have a duo partner and want to enrol with them, we highly recommend that and time will be given for you to work most of your scene specifically with them so you can get notes as a duo. If you can’t enrol with your duo partner or are “two-prov curious” and want to work on the skills of two-person improv, that’s fine too. Make the most of your duo by investing time and energy in that relationship on this course. A supportive environment and a chance for you to work out what unique strengths you bring out in each other will not only help build great duos but have knock-on positive side effects for the rest of your improv too! Min 4 participants, max 12. Lloydie James Lloyd is an improviser from Nottingham who performs with The Maydays and also with Rhymes Against Humanity – the improvised musical in Nottingham. He performs and teaches around the world and is the host of The Improv Chronicle Podcast, a documentary podcast for improvisers. Lloydie trained at UCB (New York), iO and Annoyance Theatres (Chicago) and with as many improvisers he has been able to find that keep his nerd-like passion for this artwork alive. In his spare time, he sings, writes and collects nice hand lotions.

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

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7:00pm Category: Shows[7:00pm] The Maydays present: Tonight's Top Story & Guest Improv Superstars
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Inspired by newspaper articles cut out by the audience just minutes before curtain time. This is improv without tricks, gimmicks or games, just a live comedic exploration, through scenes and songs, of the secret heart of your city. It is the world only hinted at by your local paper but finally revealed by the comedic x-ray vision of The Maydays. DOORS 7pm ***** “…speed of thought and action, the ability to take on character and accent and the knack of making it all funny is a special gift, one The Maydays have in bucketfuls.” The Argus The Maydays will be joined by guest improv superstars to get your laughing gear in order.

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

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