GIG GUIDE: JUNE 2018

45 shows this month across the Midlands, covering BirminghamCoventry

NottinghamLeicesterNorthamptonmore.

Mischief Move Night cutdown

***

BIRMINGHAM

TUES 5TH – GUILD OF STUDENTS

Improvabunga:  The students of Birmingham University are giving you the chance to come up with a video game better than any one you’ve played before.

https://www.facebook.com/WatchThisUoB/

WEDS 6TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH

Love Hard:  The comedy duo present “Tales From The Elsewhere” in a special Edinburgh Fringe preview.  Supporting Tony Law at Fat Penguin Comedy Club.

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

THURS 7TH – CHERRY REDS

Freewheelers:  Another packed show of experimental improv from the Midlands and beyond.  This month features musical group Off Broad Street & local duo Squidheart.

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

THURS 7TH – MAC

Edinbrum:  Jarred Christmas, the quick witted master of improv, is a TV regular and Chortle award-winner.  See him & Viv Groskop in this preview of their Edinburgh Fringe shows.

https://macbirmingham.co.uk/event/edinbrum-jarred-christmas-viv-groskop

SUN 10TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH

The Documentary:  Showcase for graduates of the Fat Penguin Level One improv course.  Go and see Birmingham’s newest improvisers in their first public performance.  

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

MON 11TH – GUILD OF STUDENTS

Improvabunga:  Special free longform show as part of BUFF 2018.

https://www.facebook.com/WatchThisUoB/

TUES 12TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH

The Armando Diaz Experience:  Fat Penguin Level Two students show off what they have learned using Chicago’s most famous improv format.  

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

THURS 14TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH

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

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

SAT 16TH – OLD JOINT STOCK

An Audience With Henry VIII:  Two shows with your chance to ask questions Henry VII himself about his reign, wives or ANY related subject…there may be some surprising answers! 

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

MON 18TH – 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 20TH – THE VICTORIA

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

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

THURS 21ST – PATRICK KAVANAGH

Fat Penguin Improv:  The house team Bunkum Factory create comedy scenes based on the musings of a stand up comedian.  

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

TUES 26TH/WEDS 27TH – BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME

Mischief Movie Night:  Direct from a sold-out West End run and their return from six months on Broadway, Mischief Theatre bring you an improvised movie live on stage  

https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/mischief-movie-night/

WEDS 27TH – THE VICTORIA

Baron Sternlook: A free full show of improvised musical theatre, entirely based on your suggestions.

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

THURS 28TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH

Fat Penguin Improv:  A stand up and an improv team combine to create double the fun.  

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

THURS 28TH – ORT CAFE

Between Us:  The inside story of one couple’s relationship.  Part of “What A Nice Night”.

https://www.facebook.com/betweenusimprov/

THURS 28TH/FRI 29TH/SAT 30TH – BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME

Mischief Movie Night:  Six more chances to see the new show from the creators of the smash hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong.  Starring them, directed by you, every night is a guaranteed comedy blockbuster!

https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/mischief-movie-night/

SAT 30TH – CHERRY REDS

The Improlectuals:  See this improv supergroup perform spontaneous and hilarious on-the-spot comedy from audience suggestions.

https://www.facebook.com/improlectuals

***

COVENTRY

FRI 8TH – ESQUIRES COFFEE

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

https://www.facebook.com/CoventryImprov/

FRI 22ND/SAT 23RD – WARWICK UNIVERSITY

Anything You Want:  A simple and intimate show by WITS.  Part of the Warwick Fringe Festival.

https://www.facebook.com/WarwickImprovTheatre/

***

NOTTINGHAM

SAT 2ND – NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE

Rhymes Against Humanity / The Vox Pops:  Improv double bill featuring a musical created on the spot from audience suggestions.  

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

THURS 14TH – 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

FRI 15TH – THE PORTLAND BUILDING

UoN Improv:  The last regular show of the academic year for the student group will have a few surprises, plus the usual range of comic scenes and games.

https://www.facebook.com/UoNImprov/

SAT 16TH – NOTTINGHAM NEW THEATRE

And Another Thing:  An entire one-act play based on the question “What do you always wish you had told somebody?” Part of the Student Fringe Festival.

https://www.facebook.com/UoNImprov/

SAT 16TH – NOTTINGHAM NEW THEATRE

Improv:  Ben MacPherson & Ian perform together in this original unscripted show. Sheard Part of the Student Fringe Festival.

https://www.facebook.com/StuFFnotts/

MON 18TH – BUNKERS HILL

The Cat’s Pyjamas:  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 27TH – 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

***

LEICESTER

SAT 2ND – CRITERION FREE HOUSE

The Same Faces: Brilliant comedy sketches live on stage, in the style of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”.  

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

THURS 14TH/FRI 15TH/SAT 16TH – THE CURVE

Mischief Movie Night:  Four chances to see a spontaneous show from the creators of the smash hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong.  Every night is a guaranteed comedy blockbuster!

https://www.curveonline.co.uk/whats-on/shows/mischief-movie-night/

MON 18TH – UPSTAIRS AT THE WESTERN

Uncle Armando: Themed show where the group perform scenes inspired by stand up comedian Andy White.

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

***

NORTHAMPTON

SAT 30TH – 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/

***

WORCESTER

FRI 1ST – THE SWAN THEATRE

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical:  The show that has to be seen to be believed.  Olivier Award winning display from Britain’s most talented performers.

http://www.theshowstoppers.org/upcoming-shows/

LEAMINGTON SPA

THURS 14TH – KELSEYS

Drinkprov:  The Improv Musical mixed with Shitfaced Shakespeare – see a brand new musical where 2 of the cast members have drunk enough to add a bit of chaos.

https://www.facebook.com/theimprovmusical

DERBY

SAT 16TH – CATHEDRAL QUARTER

The Pirate Court:  You are the jury as the most fearsome pirates of the seas are brought to justice.  Part of The Furthest From The Sea Festival.

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

***

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

facebook.com/midlandsimprov/                                    @MidlandsImprov

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s