Occasional updates from the frontier of comedy in Nottingham. These are the assorted ramblings of MissImp players, jammers and dudes who enjoy improv. You’ll get improv theory, show reviews, jam accounts and some personal stuff too.
We’re famous! Kinda… Check out this very nice interview with Hazel Ward in LeftLion (the Nottingham magazine of culture and cool stuff) about MissImp, our 20th Anniversary and the late night ramblings of people faced with questions:
This week’s drop-in: You Can, And You Will, Handle the Truth
Brought to you by Liam.
The truth is something we see pummelled, beaten and destroyed every day. The least we can do is fight back through improv. This week we’ll be working on listening and responding truthfully and faithfully to your character and to the moment! Y’know, the exact opposite of being a politician.
Thursday 23 March 2017 7.30 – 9.30pm The Malt Cross We’re under the main bar – the doorway is inside, just to the left of the actual bar 16 St James’s St Nottingham NG1 6FG Find it! £5 / 3 concessions
“I think I can see in your face
There’s a lot you can teach me
So I wanna know, what’s the name of the game?”
Every four weeks, we turn up at Gorilla Burger to enjoy a lot of silly shortform games. But what are the games for? How do they work? And what is it that makes them funny?
This week we’ll be playing a load of shortform games. However, we’ll be dissecting them, giving each other feedback and trying to get the bottom of how they work and how to play them well. Expect side-coaching and instruction on how the games work (and sticking to the rules can be crucial) and how to make them sing with joy.
Thursday 16 March 2017 7.30 – 9.30pm The Malt Cross We’re under the main bar – the doorway is inside, just to the left of the actual bar 16 St James’s St Nottingham NG1 6FG Find it! £5 / 3 concessions
If you’ve ever seen a good improv scene, the chances are you enjoyed it because it had interesting characters in a nice relationship. Finding out who people are in a scene, what they are doing and why they are doing it is generally much more interesting than watching a couple of people just doing a thing.
Watching two people fumble at trying to put a tent up is less interesting than the relationship between them, how they ended up in this position and how this latest debacle fits into their lives. “You always do this when….” is more intriguing than “Well, we could try this. No, let’s try this. Actually, let’s do this.”
So, this week we’ll concentrate on establishing some basic information early. Who are you both? Where are you? And what are you doing? By doing this, not only will you and your scene partner have a firm foundation for the rest of your scene, but you will give each other some lovely gifts. And, the audience are likely to be more invested in what unravels.
Thursday 23 February 2017 7.30 – 9.30pm The Malt Cross We’re under the main bar – the doorway is inside, just to the left of the actual bar 16 St James’s St Nottingham NG1 6FG Find it! £5 / 3 concessions