GIG GUIDE: MAY 2018

30 shows this month across the Midlands, covering  BirminghamCoventry

NottinghamLeicester & Northampton.

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BIRMINGHAM

WEDS 2ND – CHERRY REDS

Freewheelers:  Come and enjoy another packed show of experimental improv from the Midlands and beyond.  This month features Stealing The Show and The Clones.

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

FRI 4TH – ROSIES

Jumprov:  Come and enjoy another packed show of improv from the UK’s first BAME group.  Part of “That Friday Feeling”.

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

WEDS 9TH – GUILD OF STUDENTS

Watch This:  See these Birmingham university students in a preview of the group’s 2018 Edinburgh Fringe show.  

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

THURS 10TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH

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

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

FRI 11TH – SAT 12TH – GUILD OF STUDENTS

Watch This:  Three more Edinburgh Fringe preview shows from the best and the brightest at the University of Birmingham.

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

SUN 13TH – 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/

WEDS 16TH – THE VICTORIA

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

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

THURS 17TH – CHERRY REDS

The Improlectuals: The improv super-group return to perform instantaneous comedy based on audience suggestions.  

https://www.facebook.com/improlectuals/

THURS 17TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH

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

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

FRI 18TH – BIRMINGHAM REP

Jumprov:  The UK’s first BAME improv troupe creating the freshest comedy scenes.  Part of “MonologueSlam Birmingham”.

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

SAT 19TH – THE EDGE

The Birth Of Death:  Physical theatre, comedy and conversation combine into an unforgettable life-affirming event.

https://www.facebook.com/FoolSizeTheatre

MON 21ST – BLUE ORANGE THEATRE

Box Of Frogs: Monthly show in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter where audience members can join performers on stage.

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

WEDS 23RD – GUILD OF STUDENTS

Watch This:  A superhero special of the trademark Improvabunga show from the students of Birmingham university.  

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

THURS 24TH – ORT CAFE

Baron Sternlook:  Using audience suggestions they will create a series of songs, scenes and sketches – expect whirlwind romance, gripping drama and outrageous silliness.

https://www.facebook.com/baronsternlookimprov/

THURS 24TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH

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

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

SUN 27TH – THE GLEE CLUB

Box Of Frogs:  Birmingham’s premier improv group appear at Birmingham’s best comedy club.

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

WEDS 30TH – THE VICTORIA

Baron Sternlook:  Every show sees the group take a suggestion from the audience and transform it into a full-length musical.

https://www.facebook.com/baronsternlookimprov/

THURS 31ST – PATRICK KAVANAGH

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

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

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COVENTRY

FRI 11TH – ESQUIRES COFFEE

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

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

FRI 25TH – WARWICK ARTS CENTRE

The Improv Musical:  An hour long musical is created from your suggestions for title, characters and setting.  See them before they go to the Edinburgh Fringe.

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

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NOTTINGHAM

THURS 10TH – 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

SAT 19TH – THE ANGEL MICROBREWERY

The Vortex: An all-female team takes to the stage with no scripts & nothing pre-planned.  With support from female duo Squidheart.

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

MON 21ST – 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 30TH – 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

THURS 3RD – PHOENIX

Human Machine AI improv: Human and machine share the stage for a unique improvised comedy performance, followed by a talk by creator Piotr Mirowski.

https://www.facebook.com/events/973194822854850/

SAT 5TH – 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 21ST – UPSTAIRS AT THE WESTERN

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

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

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NORTHAMPTON

SAT 26TH – 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.

facebook.com/midlandsimprov/                                    @MidlandsImprov

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