GIG GUIDE: APRIL 2018

25 shows this month across the Midlands, covering  BirminghamCoventry

NottinghamLeicester & Northampton.

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BIRMINGHAM

TUES 3RD – PATRICK KAVANAGH

The Documentary:  Showcase from the latest graduates of the Fat Penguin improv course.  A chance to see Birmingham’s newest comedy performers for the first time.

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

SUN 8TH – THE GLEE CLUB

Box Of Frogs: High energy comedy sketches from Birmingham’s premier improv troupe.  Part of “Rough Works” night.

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

MON 9TH – BLUE ORANGE THEATRE

Risky Biscuits: The second house team from Fat Penguin bring laughter to the Jewellery Quarter.  Part of “Kamikaze Comedy” night.

https://www.facebook.com/Risky-Biscuits-1916656498664434/

WEDS 11TH – OLD JOINT STOCK 

LoveHard:  “Tales from the Elsewhere” provides a mix of scripted and improvised humour from this comedy double act.  

https://www.facebook.com/lovehardcomedy

THURS 12TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH

Fat Penguin Improv:  The house team Bunkum Factory will amuse and delight along with stand up comedian Karl Adams.  

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

THURS 12TH – QUANTUM EVENTS CENTRE

Box Of Frogs: A special performance in Digbeth with all your favourite improv games.  Part of “Quantum Comedy Leap”.

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

THURS 12TH/FRI 13TH – THE GLEE CLUB

The Noise Next Door:  Ten time sell-out veterans of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, a showcase of lightning-quick wit and totally original comedic talents. 

http://thenoisenextdoor.co.uk/

FRI 13TH/SAT 14TH – AE HARRIS

What The Dickens:  The World of Charles Dickens has never been more interactive and inviting than in this fast-moving, comedy romp.  

https://www.facebook.com/foghornunscripted/

MON 16TH – BLUE ORANGE THEATRE

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

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

WEDS 18TH – CHERRY REDS

Freewheelers:  Come and enjoy another packed show of experimental improv form the Midlands and beyond.

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

WEDS 18TH – THE VICTORIA

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

Fat Penguin Improv:  The house team Bunkum Factory will amuse and delight along with stand up comedian Liam Jeavons.  

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

FRI 20TH – CAFE OIKOS

Box Of Frogs: One off show in Erdington featuring all of your favourite improv games.  Part of the “Cafe Arts” event.

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

THURS 26TH – ORT CAFE

Coventry Improv:  Improvised sketches and games from Coventry’s best.  Part of “What A Nice Night”.  

https://www.facebook.com/events/560846067630604/

THURS 26TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH

Fat Penguin Improv:  The house team Bunkum Factory will amuse and delight along with guest performer Av Singh.  

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

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COVENTRY

FRI 13TH – ESQUIRES COFFEE

Coventry Improv:  A free family friendly evening of improvised sketches and games.

https://www.facebook.com/Coventry-Improv-1572680139447632/

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NOTTINGHAM

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.

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

MON 16TH – BUNKERS HILL

NICE JAM:  The Nottingham Improv Comedy Experience host a night of fun and games, including a chance for audience members to perform.

https://www.facebook.com/improvnottingham/

WEDS 25TH – THE ANGEL MICROBREWERY

Smash Night: Multiple acts spontaneously turn suggestions into scenes and stories bound to be breath-taking and bloody hilarious.

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

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LEICESTER

FRI 6TH – BREWDOG LEICESTER

Rhymes Against Humanity: No chance to rehearse – they just take the name of a made-up show from the audience and create an entire musical on the spot.  Part of “Some antics”.

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

SAT 7TH – CRITERION FREE HOUSE

The Same Faces: Brilliant comedy sketches live on stage, in the style of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”.  Special party to celebrate the group’s 5th birthday.

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

MON 16TH – UPSTAIRS AT THE WESTERN

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

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

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NORTHAMPTON

FRI 27TH – THE BLACK PRINCE 

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

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

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

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