Crash The Action!
Nottingham’s only ‘come and join in’ comedy night
Thursday 9th October
It’s time. Time for you to head out and to do something cool. Time to encourage your friends to have a few drinks, and then get them to get up on stage. Whether you play or watch, Gorilla Burger is always a great night.
We’ll pull names out of the hat and give you the chance to play your favourite improv games. There will also be lots of multiplayer games, plenty of drinking and a great bunch of people. It is always an awesome evening out – whether you take part or not.
This is an excellent opportunity to shake your improv booty or just meet some folks and get a feel for what we do here in MissImp – this is live, unscripted comedy theatre.
You should BRING YOUR OWN BOOZE (coz there’s no bar). It’s also a good idea to bring a jumper (it is October, you know).
Anyone can play. Put your name in the hat and come up and do a scene (or a shortform game from the other hat if you like). We’ll pick names out of the hat and performers will get to try out playing with new people – or even playing for the very first time. And, there may even be a short MissImp improv set for you to enjoy.
No previous experience required.
Thursday 9th October 2014
7:30pm – 10.00pm (starts 7.45)
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8 Stoney Street Lace Market Nottingham NG1 1LH
Entry Price: £4 on the door
The venue is in the heart of the Creative Quarter, opposite The Old Angel
Bring your own drinks!
This week’s jam: Eating An Ice Cream On A Rollercoaster 2
This week’s improv jam is run by: Parky
This week we’re going to do something we have done before (but it was ace last time so let’s make it ace again).
Eating an ice cream is fun. Riding on a rollercoaster is also fun. Eating an ice cream whilst riding on a rollercoaster? Well, that’s not so easy.
When we play shortform ‘rollercoaster’ games – bad accents, film and theatre styles and so on – it’s easy to get stuck in the rules of the game. All your brain is thinking about are the limits and restrictions that have been imposed on you. But, these games are invariably better when you manage to keep the narrative of your scene going. Don’t repeat everything you’ve said already in a different accent: carry on your scene in Flemish or Norwegian.
So, this week it’s a lot of your favourite short form games – but we’ll be trying to concentrate on developing your scene, keeping your character traits and retaining the story of the scene even though you’re switching from pantomime to Japanese anime. Should be fun, right?
Thursday 2nd October
8 Stoney Street
Entry Price: £3
This Monday: Workshop with Klaus-Peter Schreiner
As well as all the regular jams and shows we like to have a good old workshop session once in a while. So, we’re delighted to bring over our old friend Klaus-Peter Schreiner this coming Monday for a one-off event.
Klaus’ workshops are always fun, supportive and enjoyable and he’s both learned from and taught the best across Europe. You can learn more about Klaus-Peter on his website.
This is a great opportunity to improve your improv skills with one of our favourite teachers. And, as MissImp are subsidising the session, you’re getting three hours of great improv training in a small group for just £9 (you’d pay double that in Edinburgh this week!)
Places are limited to 12 and many have been taken already so reserve your place by emailing email@example.com now.
Monday 11th August
7.00pm – 10.00pm
8 Stoney St
This week’s jam: Hissing and Fizzing Like Snakes
This week’s jam is run by: Parky
I don’t know about you but some weeks seem to pile more nonsense on your plate than others. I have a fair bit of work to do this week but have spent much of it pressure-washing paving stones, scouring state school league tables and dealing with the worst tenants I’ve ever had.
So, I’d really like this Thursday’s jam to cheer me up a bit. You know that bit in Mary Poppins where they all laugh like drains and float up to the ceiling? That’s what I’d like this week. Loads of fast, fun scenes which get quickly into the relationship and give us all plenty to giggle at. I’d like to be twittering like a bird alongside Dick van Dyke by 9.30pm, please.
If you’re prepared to get involved with open scenes, singing and general lunacy, then this week’s jam is for you!
Thursday 1 May 2014
7.30pm – 9.30pm
8 Stoney St