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Improv Drop-In: Thursday 19 July 2018

This week’s drop-in: Stating the Bleedin’ Obvious Lets You Play

Brought to you by Jack.

**Please note the change of venue: we are now at The Angel**

When we’ve been doing improv for a while, and we remember to “yes, and” most of the time, it can become difficult to stop yourself from over thinking. Once you know some of the basics, you feel obliged to be funny all the time and try to remember all the things you’ve learned as you’re building the scene! Usually, though, over-thinking things inhibits our scene work and prevents us from building a scene with our partner. This workshop is going to show you that you don’t need to work too hard to find the “game” in the scene. You just need to be clear and obvious about what you’re doing so that your partner knows too! Establish it early, and then just have fun.

Please note: I think it’s really important that a culture of positive, actionable feedback is developed to improve us as improvisers, so opportunities will be given for spotting great work throughout the workshop.

Thursday 19 July 2018
7.30 – 9.30pm | £5 / 3 concessions
The Angel Microbrewery
7 Stoney Street | Nottingham | NG1 1LG

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On Fire: The Next Generation | Friday 20th July | Box Office | The Angel

 

Gorilla Burger – Improvised Comedy Carnage – Thursday 12 July 2018

Going Underground

If you’ve ever watched an improv show and wondered “how hard could it possibly be”, this is the perfect opportunity to answer that question for yourself!

Gorilla Burger is a super-chilled evening of improvised comedy at the Malt Cross, on the second Thursday each month, ideal for new performers and old, cheered on by an enthusiastic crowd of pals.

How does it work? So glad you asked… if you fancy having a go, we’ll pop your name in a hat with some other fabulous folk. When we draw your name it will be time to shine! We’ll pop you in a game or a scene with some of those aforementioned fabulous folk, and comedy will ensue, honest!

New to improvised comedy? No worries. We promise you’ll have a great time. Of course, you don’t have to perform! You can remain happily anonymous in the audience, settle back with a pint, and enjoy the show.

This month your master of ceremonies will be Ben

Thursday 12 July
The Malt Cross

(downstairs in the workshop space)
16 St James’s Street
Nottingham
NG1 6FG
7.30pm (show starts 7.45)
Tickets on the door £5/£3 (we take card payments too!)

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On Fire: The Next Generation | Friday 20th July | Box Office | The Angel

Improv Drop-In: Thursday 5 July 2018

This week’s drop-in: Acting on an Improv Stage

Brought to you by Sophie.

We focus heavily on teamwork, agreement and yes-anding the hell out of everything. We don’t spend as much time on how we inhabit the stage, and what it means to be acting as well as improvising.

This week, we’ll be using theatre acting techniques in improv! Scenes are a lot more engaging when audiences forget they’re watching a show and start to believe in the emotion, giving the comedy bits a lot more depth. We’ll swap out your noggin for an actor’s head, to give your characters that extra believability.

Who dat Sophie?
Sophie Owen has been performing with Lace Market Theatre for four years, and have appeared in nine shows there. She won the NANDA Youth Festival Award for Best Actress in 2016. In September, she is off to study Theatre and Performance at the University of Leeds! We are simultaneously delighted and devastated.

Thursday 5 July 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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On Fire: The Next Generation | Friday 20th July | Box Office | The Angel

 

Improv Drop-In: Thursday 28 June 2018

This week’s drop-in: Conflict Negotiation

Brought to you by Ben.

Do you ever find that you end up arguing in improv scenes? Perhaps you keep finding yourself in a one-upmanship contest with other players? Maybe you find your scenes feel like they follow the same road map. If this is true then you have conflict problems! Conflict is important in scenes because it is often what drives the action forward. However, conflict doesn’t just mean characters arguing. Conflict can come from the environment, society, gods or even inside characters themselves.

This week we’re going to look at how we can keep our characters struggling to overcome obstacles, without getting into fights with each other. We’ll do this through some specific types of conflict that are fun to see on stage, including character vs Nature, vs Technology and more!

Thursday 28 June 2018
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 21 June 2018

This week’s drop-in: 5 Tricks for Getting Unstuck

Brought to you by Benedetta.

Just like a fat little bear, enjoying playing about in our improv scenes, sometimes we find we’ve had too much honey and are now stuck in a hole.  A hole made of… confusion? These are terrible metaphors, but to go further – opening another jar of honey is like adding even more information to an already well-filled scene. And once you’re mired in the sweet stuff, it can be hard to ungloop yourself.

This week Benedetta will offer five tips for getting yourself out of a hole in an improv scene. These are of course, equivalents to getting a rabbit to kick you in the arse until a small child nearly tears off your arms from the other side. Lots of scenes and exercises!

Thursday 21 June 2018
7.30 – 9.30pm | £5 / 3 concessions
The Malt Cross (downstairs in the workshop)
16 St James’s St | Nottingham | NG1 6FG