MissImp is the Nottingham comedy scene’s improv group. We’re a monthly resident at The Glee Club and you can find us improvising wildly elsewhere too. Comedy improv is the fusion of sketch and theatre, with the script lying ignored on the floor. We’ll take you to places you’ve never been… they may only exist in the gap between your suggestion and the yawning emptiness between our ears. We’ll fill them with the weird and wonderful – characters of jabbering insanity driven by the random engines of improvisation.
Originally posted on Captain Pigheart ~ Swashbuckling Pirate Stories:
Busy Busy Showtimes
Ah such a busy week… it demands more than I can give it! Not just the sweet mistress improv, whose demands on my time and brain are distressing, but also merely writing up last week is going to defeat me.
In brief then: we returned to The Glee Club Nottingham for our regular monthly show. We fielded nine players to a decent little audience – just forty or so (who I coerced with loving words into a fine and fizzing audience. Lots of shortform nonsense which felt very fun. I cannot now recall and of my scenes… I like to think that is a good sign. Plus we went out afterwards till ghastly o’clock to celebrate Geoff’s 50th birthday.
This week’s jam: Takin’ It Slow
This week’s jam is run by: Ben.
It’s all about taking it slow. Building on some of the ideas raised at last weekend’s workshop with Heather & Jules on intimacy and naturalism, we are going to be looking at a slower style of play using fewer words and silence.… …. …
Yes, fewer words and silence. We are going to be playing more reactive scenes and look at getting ultra specific with the few things we have at the top of a scene, not rushing to find the funny thing but trusting that it will come up in its own time.
Emotion is going to be core this week and there will be open scenes a-plenty.
Thursday 6th March
7.30pm – 9.30pm
38 Stoney St
This week’s jam: Two Minute Hero
This week’s jam is run by: Nick.
We play, we create marvels, we do it again. This week – strict two minute time limit on all scenes. Get to the point, get a laugh, get out again. The challenge is to establish your scenes quickly and escalate! We’ll be namesing out of a hat as usual.
Thursday 27th February
7.30pm – 9.30pm
38 Stoney St
Friday 28th February – Fast Paced Spontaneous Comedy at The Glee Club
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
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