TUES 3RD – GLEE CLUB NOTTINGHAM
Abandoman: Improvised hip hop comedy. Abandoman’s set will contain musical, lyrical and comical scenes of a seriously awesome nature
WEDS 4TH – GLEE CLUB BIRMINGHAM
Abandoman: Innovative mixtape mashups and futuristic jams live on stage, using the history of hip-hop and you as their inspiration.
WEDS 4TH – CHERRY REDS
Freewheelers: Groups, pairs & solo performers try out new material with a supportive audience. Featuring the debut of musical group Off Broad Street.
FRI 6TH – WARWICK ARTS CENTRE
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.
FRI 6TH – GUILD OF STUDENTS
Improvabunga: An improvised movie adventure: choose a genre, suggest a location, and use buzzers to control the performers.
SAT 7TH – TALENT 1ST
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.
SAT 7TH – CRITERION FREE HOUSE
The Same Faces: Monthly Leicester show, taking ideas from you to make brilliant comedy sketches live on stage.
SUN 8TH – THE VICTORIA
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.
THURS 12TH – THE MALT CROSS
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.
THURS 12TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH
Fat Penguin Improv: See the unscripted stories from deep inside the mind of a standup comedian Steff Todd come to life.
THURS 12TH – GLEE CLUB BIRMINGHAM
Noise Next Door: A staggeringly well executed series of short form games. Part of the Comedy Carousel night.
FRI 13TH – ESQUIRES COFFEE HOUSE
Wow Impro: Free comedy night from the Coventry-based improv troupe.
SUN 15TH – THE VICTORIA
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.
MON 16TH – UPSTAIRS AT THE WESTERN
The Same Faces: “Uncle Armando” show where the group perform scenes inspired by comedian Barbara Nice.
MON 16TH – BLUE ORANGE THEATRE
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!’
TUES 17TH – LAKESIDE ARTS CENTRE
Austentatious: A previously undiscovered Jane Austen story is told for the very first (and very last) time.
WEDS 18TH – THE VICTORIA
The Kneejerks: A night of comedy and theatre, featuring sketches and scenes and all completely free.
THURS 19TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH
Fat Penguin Improv: See the unscripted stories from deep inside the mind of a standup comedian Adam Beardsmore come to life.
THURS 19TH – STRATFORD ARTS HOUSE
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.
MON 23RD – BLUE ORANGE THEATRE
Jumprov/Fat Penguin/Rhymes Against Humanity: Two of Birmingham’s brightest improv groups plus an improvised musical open the Birmingham Improv Festival 2017.
TUES 24TH – BLUE ORANGE THEATRE
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.
WEDS 25TH – ANGEL MICROBREWERY
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.
WEDS 25TH – GUILD OF STUDENTS
Improvabunga: Spooky Halloween special of the improvised movie adventure. Featuring live musical accompaniment and buzzers which you’ll use to control the performers.
WEDS 25TH – BLUE ORANGE THEATRE
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.
THURS 26TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH
Fat Penguin Improv: See the unscripted stories from deep inside the mind of a standup comedian Celya Ab come to life.
THURS 26TH – THE OUTBACK
Nicholas Holt: Dance artist Lewys Holt and comedian/producer Daniel Nicholas will be writing, choreographing and performing simultaneously on stage.
THURS 26TH – BLUE ORANGE THEATRE
Previously On/Improvabunga/Notflix: TV and film themed night of improvised theatre as part of the Birmingham Improv Festival.
FRI 27TH – BLUE ORANGE THEATRE
LoveHard/The Maydays/The Committee: Comedy from a local duo, Brighton’s best and one of London’s hottest groups.
SAT 28TH – THE BLACK PRINCE
The Same Faces: Monthly Northampton show, taking ideas from you to make brilliant comedy sketches live on stage.
SAT 28TH – NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE
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!
SAT 28TH – BLUE ORANGE THEATRE
Showstoppers/What The Dickens?/Impromptu Shakespeare/Phil Lunn/MC Hammersmith: Bumper day at BIF2017, featuring Olivier Award Winners, Dickens, Shakespeare and hip hop.
SUN 29TH – THE OUTBACK
Jumprov: The UK’s first BAME improv group perform a 90 minute sketch comedy show completely made up on the spot.
SUN 29TH – BLUE ORANGE THEATRE
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.
MON 30TH – THE OCULUS BUILDING
The Improv Musical: You determine the title, the characters, the setting and the first song, and the performers do everything else. Hilarity and musicality.
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