GIG GUIDE: MAY 2017

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MON 1ST – WARWICK ARTS CENTRE

[CV4 7AL]

The Improv Musical: After three successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Improv Musical is back in town for another performance.

https://www.facebook.com/theimprovmusical

THURS 4TH – OLD JOINT STOCK

[B2 5NY]

Jumprov:  Debut show by the UK’s only BAME improv group, based in Birmingham.  

https://www.facebook.com/Jumprov/

FRI 5TH – WOLVERHAMPTON SLADE ROOMS

[WV1 1HP]

Uproar!:  The Noise Next Door bring their tour to the Midlands.  A perfect blend of ludicrous characters, witty one-liners, epic stories, and explosive physicality.

https://www.facebook.com/noisenextdoor/

SAT 6TH – CRITERION FREE HOUSE

[LE1 5JN]

The Same Faces:  Monthly Leicester show, taking ideas from you to make brilliant comedy sketches live on stage.  

https://www.facebook.com/TheSameFaces/

WEDS 10TH/THURS 11TH/FRI 12TH – GUILD OF STUDENTS

[B15 2TU]

Improvabunga: Edinburgh Fringe preview shows by the Watch This Improv Troupe.  Featuring live musical accompaniment and buzzers which you’ll use to control the performers.

https://www.facebook.com/WatchThisImprov/

WEDS 10TH – CHERRY REDS

[B1 1BN]

Freewheelers: Free comedy showcase in central Birmingham.  Headline act:  Warwick Improvised Theatre Society.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Freewheelersimprov/

THURS 11TH – THE MALT CROSS

[NG1 6FG]

Gorilla Burger:  Regular Nottingham show where everyone is welcome to take part, simply by putting your name in a hat. 

https://www.facebook.com/missimp.co.uk

FRI 12TH – ESQUIRES COFFEE HOUSE

[CV1 1JD]

Wow Impro:  Free comedy night from the Coventry-based improv troupe.

https://www.facebook.com/wowimprocomedy/

FRI 12TH – BIRMINGHAM REP

[B1 2EP]

Jumprov:  Short showcase performance as part of Monologue Slam

https://www.facebook.com/TriForceCreativeNetwork/

SUN 14TH – GUILD OF STUDENTS

[B15 2TU]

Improvabunga: Two final Edinburgh Fringe preview shows by the Watch This Improv Troupe. There’ll be songs, there’ll be tears, there’ll be kisses (or slaps) and there will be funny.

https://www.facebook.com/WatchThisImprov/

MON 15TH – BLUE ORANGE THEATRE 

[B18 6AD]

Box Of Frogs:  Monthly show in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter with all your favourite improv games.  Absolutely free, with their usual cast iron guarantee – ‘laugh, or your money back!’

https://www.facebook.com/BoxofFrogsImpro/

MON 15TH – UPSTAIRS AT THE WESTERN

[LE3 0GA]

Uncle Armando:  A guest stand up comedian improvises monologues, based on your one-word suggestions, and our players will then improvise brilliant scenes based upon them.

https://www.facebook.com/TheSameFaces/

TUES 16TH – THE VICTORIA 

[B1 1BN]

Wings:  A love story sketch show from Happenchance theatre, part scripted and part improvised.  

https://www.facebook.com/happenchancetheatre/

WEDS 17TH – THE VICTORIA 

[B1 1BN]

The Kneejerks:  A night of comedy and theatre, featuring sketches and scenes and all completely free.  

https://www.facebook.com/thekneejerksUK/

WEDS 17TH – ORT CAFE

[B12 9AH]

Previously On:  Every show is a different final episode of a never-seen-before television series, using only your suggestions. 

https://www.facebook.com/POImprov/

WEDS 17TH – MOSELEY ALL SERVICES CLUB

[B13 9EA]

Fat Penguin:  Free improvised comedy show in Birmingham with support by a headline act from one of the UK’s top improv troupes.  Headlining this month: Bunkum Factory

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy/

THURS 18TH – ISLAND BAR 

[B1 1LT]

Hilarity Ensues:  Monthly show in central Birmingham featuring stand up, sketch and improvised comedy.

https://www.facebook.com/ensueshilarity/

SAT 20TH – NOTTINGHAM ACTORS STUDIO

[NG1 1PY]

Rhymes Against Humanity: A brand new, fully improvised musical immediately – no scripts, no conferring, no pre-planning.

https://www.facebook.com/missimp.co.uk/

MON 22ND – THE VICTORIA 

[B1 1BN]

Yes And, Minister: The improvised general election comedy where YOU decide the future of the country.  

https://www.facebook.com/NorCorTheatre/

WEDS 24TH – THE ANGEL, NOTTINGHAM

[NG1 1PY]

Smash Night: Never-seen-before… Never-to-be-seen-again! Watch in amazement some of the finest improv teams around create scenes and stories from your suggestions.

https://www.facebook.com/missimp.co.uk/

SAT 27TH – THE BLACK PRINCE 

[NN1 4AE]

The Same Faces:  Monthly Northampton show, taking ideas from you to make brilliant comedy sketches live on stage.

https://www.facebook.com/TheSameFaces/

Have I missed a show?  Get in touch and let me know.

facebook.com/midlandsimprov/                                    @MidlandsImprov

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