One-Off Workshops

In addition to our in-house courses, Missimp are committed to bringing the best teachers and improvisers from around the UK and across the world to Nottingham.
Trance Mask Workshop w/ Alex Fradera

Here they run various one and two day workshops aimed at pushing improvisers after our Level Two on a host of improv topics, ranging from slow, emotion lead improv, to characterisation, to musical improv, and more!People who have completed our Level One and Level Two courses will qualify for advanced booking on our courses and workshops lead by external teachers.

H&J Workshop
The Musical Improv Class with Heather Urquhart and Joe Samuel of The Maydays

Previous teachers include:
Chelsea Clarke (UCB Theatre, New York)
Shannon O’Neill (UCB Theatre, New York)
Alex Fradera (Open Heart Theatre)
Brandon Gardner(UCB Theatre, New York)
Susan Harrison (Showstopper!, Beings)
Lydia Hensler(UCB Theatre, New York)
Susan Messing(The Annoyance Theatre, iO Theatre, Chicago)
Jules Munns Artistic Director of the Nursery Theatre, The Maydays)
Joe Samuel The Maydays)
Jenny Rowe (Impromptu Shakespeare, The Maydays)
Jason Shotts & Colleen Doyle (iO West)
Heather Urquhart (The Maydays, Showstopper!)


New Workshop: 

Mike McShane
Character and Narrative Improv Scene Work – SOLD OUT

Thursday 23rd May 6pm-10pm
Friday 24th May 10am-2pm

Mike-McShane-webThe first minutes of a narrative improvisation are the optimum time to introduce tone and needs that are the notes for every character that comes after. We’ll work on what to listen for and what to bring in with physical as well as the verbal offers that attach and enrich the characters life, define their needs and set them on a journey. As I feel the audience is improvising with us, keeping each other stimulated in delight and sometimes horror , we’ll find the world to envelop them in.

There will also be intense slow developing scene work to tune our instincts and then work balancing the approaches of the two schools of improvisation, and finding how they complement each other and help us.

Absolute improv legend Mike McShane appeared on Whose Line Is It Anyway? in the 1990s. He performs in the UK frequently in improv shows such as Paul Merton’s Impro ChumsHyprovWhose Line Is It Anyway? at the Albert Hall, and with the Comedy Store Players. TV credits include turns on Doctor WhoSeinfeldFrasier and ER, and film credits include Robin Hood: Prince of ThievesOffice Space and A Bug’s Life.

Workshop Details

This workshop takes place twice – do not book onto more than one workshop, as they will be identical in content and we want as many people to get this chance as possible!

Class sizes: 12 per workshop

Workshop One Workshop Two
Thursday 23rd of May 2019
The Malt Cross 16 St James’s St, Nottingham NG1 6FG
Friday 24th of May 2019
The Malt Cross 16 St James’s St, Nottingham NG1 6FG

Terms & Conditions

If you are unemployed, a student, or in any sort of flexible employment, we would like to strongly request that you book onto the daytime workshop. This would enable those in full-time employment to take part on the evening course.

Course Attendance Requirements

This course is for improvisers at an intermediate or advanced level. In order to take part on this course, you must have taken at least MissImp’s Level One: Intro to Improv Course. If you think you have training from elsewhere that is suitable you must confirm this with us before booking. If you book on this course and have not met our preconditions, your ticket will be refunded minus a non-refundable booking fee.

MissImp Community Discount

We always seek to reward active members of our improv community with opportunities and discounts where possible. If you’re one of those amazing people who comes along every week and supports our shows – this is for you!

You must have met any two of the three criteria listed here by Thursday 14 March 2019:

  1. Current member of a house team (EPIC!, Rhymes Against Humanity, The Vortex, The Vox Pops) or performed in a 2019 Smash Night or in The Glowstick Trials
  2. Have been an audience member at a MissImp show in 2019 (Smash Night, The Glowstick Trials, Nottingham Playhouse)
  3. Attended a drop-in, or Gorilla Burger, or MissImp L1/L2/L3 course in 2019

For this exciting training opportunity, MissImp members who meet the criteria above may use a discount code to reduce the cost of the workshop by 50%! If you meet the criteria and want the discount please contact us by email.

Workshop places go on sale next week!

Book now!

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  • All bookings include a non-refundable booking fee, and refunds for cancellations are at MissImp’s discretion.


If you’ve got any queries about the course, please send us a message before booking your place.

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