GIG GUIDE: OCTOBER 2017

Ten thousand million love stories

TUES 3RD – GLEE CLUB NOTTINGHAM

[NG1 7EH]

Abandoman:  Improvised hip hop comedy.  Abandoman’s set will contain musical, lyrical and comical scenes of a seriously awesome nature

https://www.facebook.com/pg/ABANDOMAN

WEDS 4TH – GLEE CLUB BIRMINGHAM

[B5 4TD]

Abandoman:  Innovative mixtape mashups and futuristic jams live on stage, using the history of hip-hop and you as their inspiration. 

https://www.facebook.com/pg/ABANDOMAN

WEDS 4TH – CHERRY REDS

[B1 1BN]

Freewheelers:  Groups, pairs & solo performers try out new material with a supportive audience.  Featuring the debut of musical group Off Broad Street.

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

FRI 6TH – WARWICK ARTS CENTRE

[CV4 7AL]

Abandoman:  The past two years have seen Abandoman supporting multi-platinum artist Ed Sheeran on his sell-out UK tour.  See them on their amazing 2017 tour.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/ABANDOMAN

FRI 6TH – GUILD OF STUDENTS

[B15 2TT]

Improvabunga:  An improvised movie adventure: choose a genre, suggest a location, and use buzzers to control the performers

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

SAT 7TH – TALENT 1ST

[NG1 1PY]

On Fire:  Brand new performers are revealed in a show all about having a great time, mixing up classic improv games with theatrical delights, a fine night for everyone.

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

SAT 7TH – 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/

SUN 8TH – THE VICTORIA 

[B1 1BN]

LoveHard: Part-scripted, part-improvised show set in an average sleepy Mid-West town of white picket fences, dubious farmhands, and where everyone knows everyone’s secrets.

https://www.facebook.com/lovehardcomedy/

THURS 12TH – THE MALT CROSS

[NG1 6FG]

Gorilla Burger:  Theatre karaoke where you can be the star.  Or you can just sit back and enjoy an evening of unplanned, uncensored improv comedy.

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

THURS 12TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH

[B13 8BX]

Fat Penguin Improv:  See the unscripted stories from deep inside the mind of a standup comedian Steff Todd come to life.  

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

THURS 12TH – GLEE CLUB BIRMINGHAM

[B5 4TD]

Noise Next Door:  A staggeringly well executed series of short form games.  Part of the Comedy Carousel night

https://www.glee.co.uk/comedy/birmingham/

FRI 13TH – ESQUIRES COFFEE HOUSE

[CV1 1JD]

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

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

SUN 15TH – THE VICTORIA 

[B1 1BN]

What The Dickens?: Cheer on our plucky heroes and help decide their fate as they struggle in their journey to find love and fortune, against adversity, poverty and wickedness. Part of the Birmingham Comedy Festival Half-Dayer.

http://foghornunscripted.com/

MON 16TH – UPSTAIRS AT THE WESTERN

[LE3 0GA]

The Same Faces:  “Uncle Armando” show where the group perform scenes inspired by comedian Barbara Nice.

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

MON 16TH – 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/

TUES 17TH – LAKESIDE ARTS CENTRE 

[NG7 2RD]

Austentatious:  A previously undiscovered Jane Austen story is told for the very first (and very last) time.

http://www.austentatiousimpro.com/shows/tour/

WEDS 18TH – 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/

THURS 19TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH

[B13 8BX]

Fat Penguin Improv:  See the unscripted stories from deep inside the mind of a standup comedian Adam Beardsmore come to life.  

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

THURS 19TH – STRATFORD ARTS HOUSE

[CV37 6LU]

The Noise Next Door: They’re causing a commotion with their fourth nationwide tour – an anarchic evening of side-splitting jokes, jaw-dropping characters and mind-blowing songs.

http://thenoisenextdoor.co.uk/tour2017/

MON 23RD – BLUE ORANGE THEATRE

[B18 6AD]

Jumprov/Fat Penguin/Rhymes Against Humanity:  Two of Birmingham’s brightest improv groups plus an improvised musical open the Birmingham Improv Festival 2017.

http://birminghamimprovfestival.com/

TUES 24TH – BLUE ORANGE THEATRE

[B18 6AD]

WITS/Box Of Frogs/10,000 Million Love Stories:  King Arthur, classic games and a heart-stopping show about love all in the Jewellery Quarter.

http://birminghamimprovfestival.com/

WEDS 25TH – ANGEL MICROBREWERY

[NG1 1LP]

Smash Night:  Witness a range of improv teams take to the stage with nothing but their wits and transform YOUR suggestions spontaneously into  breath-taking scenes.

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

WEDS 25TH – GUILD OF STUDENTS

[B15 2TU]

Improvabunga:  Spooky Halloween special of the improvised movie adventure.  Featuring live musical accompaniment and buzzers which you’ll use to control the performers.

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

WEDS 25TH – BLUE ORANGE THEATRE

[B18 6AD]

Tadpoles/Baron Sternlook/The Kneejerks/The Free Association:  A children’s show, musical fun, drama & laughs plus long form improv inspired by real-life stories.

http://birminghamimprovfestival.com/

THURS 26TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH

[B13 8BX]

Fat Penguin Improv:  See the unscripted stories from deep inside the mind of a standup comedian Celya Ab come to life.  

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

THURS 26TH – THE OUTBACK 

[WV1 3BJ]

Nicholas Holt:  Dance artist Lewys Holt and comedian/producer Daniel Nicholas will be writing, choreographing and performing simultaneously on stage. 

http://www.funny-things.co.uk/line-up/

THURS 26TH – BLUE ORANGE THEATRE

[B18 6AD]

Previously On/Improvabunga/Notflix:  TV and film themed night of improvised theatre as part of the Birmingham Improv Festival.

http://birminghamimprovfestival.com/

FRI 27TH – BLUE ORANGE THEATRE

[B18 6AD]

LoveHard/The Maydays/The Committee:  Comedy from a local duo, Brighton’s best and one of London’s hottest groups.

http://birminghamimprovfestival.com/

SAT 28TH – 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/

SAT 28TH – NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE 

[NG1 5AF]

Rhymes Against Humanity:  From a terrifying title given by the audience, this show will take you on a Halloween musical journey which will have you singing along… all the way into your grave!

https://www.facebook.com/rhymesimprov/

SAT 28TH – BLUE ORANGE THEATRE

[B18 6AD]

Showstoppers/What The Dickens?/Impromptu Shakespeare/Phil Lunn/MC Hammersmith:  Bumper day at BIF2017, featuring Olivier Award Winners, Dickens, Shakespeare and hip hop.

http://birminghamimprovfestival.com/

SUN 29TH – THE OUTBACK 

[WV1 3BJ]

Jumprov:  The UK’s first BAME improv group perform a 90 minute sketch comedy show completely made up on the spot. 

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

SUN 29TH – BLUE ORANGE THEATRE

[B18 6AD]

Charity Gala/Same Faces/Murder She Didn’t Write/Music Box:  The festival closes with short form games, a murder mystery, musical comedy and a fundraiser for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

http://birminghamimprovfestival.com/

MON 30TH – THE OCULUS BUILDING

[CV4 7AL]

The Improv Musical:  You determine the title, the characters, the setting and the first song, and the performers do everything else.  Hilarity and musicality.

https://www.facebook.com/theimprovmusical/

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

facebook.com/midlandsimprov/                                    @MidlandsImprov

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