GIG GUIDE: JULY 2018

29 shows this month across the Midlands, covering BirminghamCoventry

NottinghamLeicester & more.

Foghorn terrace

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BIRMINGHAM

SUN 1ST – 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 two more improvised movies on stage  

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

WEDS 4TH – CHERRY REDS

Freewheelers:  Another packed show of experimental improv from the Midlands and beyond.  This month features comedy from Coventry Improv.

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

FRI 6TH/SAT 7TH – WINTERBOURNE HOUSE

Murder On The Terrace:  Two outdoor performances in the style of a classic British whodunnit, performed by Foghorn Unscripted.

http://foghornunscripted.com/

THURS 12TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH

The Armando Diaz Experience:  Fat Penguin Improv show off their comedy strengths using Chicago’s most famous improv format.  

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

MON 16TH – 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 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 take a very intimate look at the lives of the performers, then ruthlessly exploring the comedy within.

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

THURS 19TH – BLUE ORANGE THEATRE

Squidheart:  The local duo create a full length show based on a single word from the audience.  Part of Birmingham Fest.

https://www.facebook.com/squidheartimprov/

WEDS 25TH – ISLAND BAR

Jumprov:  The completely unscripted comedy show, including a chance to jam with Jumprov on stage.

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

THURS 26TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH

Fat Penguin Improv:  More comedy sketches based on true life stories.

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

THURS 26TH – ORT CAFE

Squidheart:  Another chance to see the this comedy pair.  Part of “What A Nice Night”.

https://www.facebook.com/squidheartimprov/

SUN 29TH – THE GLEE CLUB

Box Of Frogs: Birmingham’s premier improv group return to the top comedy venue after their previous sell-out show.

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

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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/CoventryImprov/

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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

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/

FRI 20TH – THE ANGEL MICROBREWERY

On Fire: The next generation of improv performers take to the stage.  A fine night for anyone.

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

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

SAT 7TH – 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/

MON 16TH – 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/

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LUDLOW

SUN 1ST – BLUE BOAR

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

https://www.facebook.com/improlectuals

NUNEATON

THURS 5TH – ABBEY THEATRE

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

https://www.facebook.com/improlectuals

BUXTON

TUES 10TH/WEDS 11TH/MON 16TH – THE OLD CLUBHOUSE

Between Us:  The inside story of one couple’s relationship in this authentic and touching comedy show.  

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

FRI 20TH/SAT 21ST – ARTS CENTRE STUDIO

Prawn Stars:  Award-winning Sheffield improvisers The Shrimps will be a joy to watch in this pair of shows.

https://www.buxtonfringe.org.uk/descriptions2018.html

NORTHAMPTON

SAT 28TH – 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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