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Gorilla Burger – Improvised Comedy Carnage – Thursday 10 January 2019

Start the Year Right

Stretch your improv brain and arms with our first Gorilla Burger of the year. It’s your evening of live improvised comedy carnage!

At Gorilla Burger you can get up on stage whether you’ve played before or not. Hugely supportive and tons of fun this is a delightful way for you to experience improvised comedy.

If you want to play we’ll put your name in a hat and when it’s drawn, you take to the stage to play games, perform scenes and have fun.

Or you can just sit back, enjoy an evening of unplanned, uncensored improv comedy theatre with a pint from the marvellous bar upstairs.

This month your master of ceremonies will be Nick.

The Malt Cross | 16 St James’s Street | Nottingham | NG1 6FG
7.30pm | £5 / £3 concessions

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Improv Drop-In: Thursday 3 January 2019

This week’s drop-in: What’s happening!?

Brought to you by Lee.

The holidays can be a disorientating time, we don’t know what day it is, where we are or what we’ve eaten. Ever been that way in a scene? Unsure what is going on with your character or partner?

To start the year we’re going to build our awareness of where we are from the very start of a scene. We’ll work on a series of exercises on verbal and non-verbal communication and listening, finding strength in giving and receiving gifts, and taking the easy choice to drive engaging, funny improv. Can’t wait to play!

Thursday 3 January 2019
7.30 – 9.30pm | £5 / 3 concessions
The Malt Cross (downstairs in the workshop) | 16 St James’s St | Nottingham | NG1 6FG

Improv Drop-In: Thursday 6 December 2018

This week’s drop-in: Nailed It

Brought to you by Nick.

This week we’re going to play a couple of classic improv short-form games like Whose Line, Genre Rollercoaster, Standing Sitting Leaning and Should Have Said. We’re only gonna play a few because we’re playing them to understand what makes them tick, and how to get the best and most fun scenes out of them.

Thursday 6 December 2018
7.30 – 9.30pm | £5 / 3 concessions
The Malt Cross (downstairs in the workshop) | 16 St James’s St | Nottingham | NG1 6FG

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Improv Drop-In: Thursday 29 November 2018

This week’s drop-in: Playing Together Nicely

Brought to you by Benedetta.

Group scenes occur in all forms of improv, during drop-ins, shows and many formats, from the Harold to montages, but they can feel a little hit and miss sometimes. It an be hard to tell what makes the difference between a group scene which is pure theatre magic and an utter shambles!

This week we will work on the principles of Listen more, talk less90% Yes, 10% And, Give and Take and Peripheral Vision.  We’ll figure out who should have focus, and generously give it to them. We’ll practice initiating scenes verbally and non-verbally, and on responding intentionally in two different ways: Add On or All At Once. Together we’ll also explore techniques such as mirroring and creating tableaux to paint interesting and engaging stage pictures.

Thursday 29 November 2018
7.30 – 9.30pm | £5 / 3 concessions
The Malt Cross (downstairs in the workshop) | 16 St James’s St | Nottingham | NG1 6FG

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Improv Drop-In: Thursday 22 November 2018

This week’s drop-in: I’ve Got the Power!

Brought to you by Emily.

Character Status: this week we’ll be exploring using status to inject some dynamics into our scenes, characters, and games! From playing low status snivelling cowards to high status kings and queens, there are a million and one ways to play with power dynamics in scenes.

In this drop-in, we’ll play about with our expectations of what makes someone high or low status, and explore the possibilities that holds!

Thursday 22 November 2018
7.30 – 9.30pm | £5 / 3 concessions
The Malt Cross (downstairs in the workshop) | 16 St James’s St | Nottingham | NG1 6FG

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SMASH NIGHT! | WEDNESDAY 28TH NOVEMBER