News: The Showstoppers’ Alternative Eurovision Song Contest raises £7,400 for The Care Workers’ Charity

Staged as a tribute to this year’s cancelled Eurovision Song Contest, Olivier Award-winning musical comedy improvisers The Showstoppers raised £7,400 on Friday evening for the Care Workers’ Charity by delivering their very own Alternative Eurovision Song Contest. Featuring brand new songs parodying familiar Eurovision genres, The Showstoppers recreateed the OTT production values, high camp, and... Continue Reading →

News: Hoopla offers online improv classes

It’s often said that laughter is the best medicine and, Hoopla, the UK’s first improv theatre, are injecting comedy into the current crisis with online improv classes for those on lockdown. Following the cancellation of their normal workshops and the delay to their annual improv festival, the company have created online drop-in sessions, bringing improvisation... Continue Reading →

News: Improbable Announces First Ever iii! (International Institute of Improvisation) Summer Academy

Lee Simpson and Phelim McDermott, Improbable's Artistic Directors, have been at the forefront of the unfolding story of improvisation since the mid 1980s, leading impro into new forms, widening its scope and taking it to places it wouldn’t otherwise have gone; everywhere from scrappy rooms above pubs to grand operatic stages. They have used improvisation... Continue Reading →

News: Fringe favourites return as Pleasance Theatre Trust’s programme takes shape for August

A new batch of Fringe favourites, including Paul Merton, NewsRevue and Wizard Presents, are now on-sale as they get ready to take to Pleasance’s stages this summer. From the biggest names to the most exciting newcomers, Pleasance’s programmes reflects the diversity and breadth of the Fringe – as highlighted in their recently announced Development Fund... Continue Reading →

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