Improv Comedy Courses in Nottingham

Courses and Workshops


Improv Level 1

This is designed as an introduction to the basics of comedic improvisation over six weekly sessions. Each week will focus on different techniques and your instructors will coach you to help get the best out of you. You’ll learn how improv is a supportive, collaborative form where we all have a part to play. The workshops will be conducted in a positive, supportive environment. This course is useful for those wanting to explore and pursue improv further, and also for those who wish to use improv techniques to improve their public speaking, listening and social skills. This course will cover:

  • Yes…and. How to build agreement in scenes
  • Confidence and stagecraft
  • Defining characters. How to contribute to the scene.
  • Object and environment work.
  • Scene-based short form games – allowing you a structure to practice your skills
  • Open-scenes. Scenes without shortform restrictions
  • Scene structure and heightening. How to get the most funny out of your scene.

Course dates:

6 week course beginning on Monday 13th October 2014
Classes will run from 7pm – 10pm.
Instructor: Marilyn Bird and Ben Macpherson
Cost: Only £75 in total for the six weeks
Class size: 14 maximum

As a student of this class you also qualify for a concessionary rate for the MissImp In Action show at The Glee Club in Nottingham. You’ll be able to see the MissImp monthly show for just £3 instead of £6. We recommend seeing shows as it allows you to see the techniques we teach in action.


Improv Level 2

This course follows on from our Level 1 course and helps you build on basic scene-work to create funny, compelling scenes. This level draws on a range of improv schools and techniques. Over six weeks you’ll learn a range of stylistic points and create a variety of weird, wonderful and funny scenes. And, we’ll side coach you to help you get the most out of your scenes and games. This course will cover:

  • Advanced agreement. What we “Yes…and” and when
  • Character endowment and relationships
  • Group work. Multi player scenes, group work and team work
  • Advanced physical work. Object work and using your environment
  • Finding the funny part 1. Noticing and exploiting unusual things
  • Developing your awareness of how you improvise and your natural skills
  • Stylistic points. Edits, tags and second beats
  • Putting it all together

Course dates:

In planning for late 2014 / early 2015.
Classes will run from 7pm – 10pm.
Prerequisites: You must have taken Improv Level 1 or have equivalent experience / training with MissImp or another improv group.
Instructor: Nick / Parky
Cost: Only £75 in total for the six weeks
Class size: 14 maximum

As a student of this class you also qualify for a concessionary rate for the MissImp In Action show at The Glee Club in Nottingham. You’ll be able to see the MissImp monthly show for just £3 instead of £6. We recommend seeing shows as it allows you to see the techniques we teach in action.


How to book

Please read the MissImp ground rules before booking. Please note, MissImp has full public liability insurance and, on courses for under 18s, the instructor will always have been CRB checked.
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