GIG GUIDE: SEPTEMBER 2018

25 shows this month across the Midlands, covering BirminghamNottinghamLeicester & more.

Committee 2

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BIRMINGHAM

SUN 2ND – THE GLEE CLUB

Box Of Frogs:  Birmingham’s premiere Improv Group, bring you a night of high-octane improvised comedy nonsense, based entirely on your suggestions.

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

SUN 2ND – PATRICK KAVANAGH

Level 2 Showcase:  The latest graduates from Fat Penguin’s Level 2 course put on a show to exercise their new comedy muscles.  

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

THURS 6TH – THE VICTORIA

Baron Sternlook:  Expect made-up songs, gripping drama & outrageous silliness every time.

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

SAT 8TH – HALL GREEN LITTLE THEATRE

Box Of Frogs:  Expect the unexpected as quick-witted players conjure up hilarious spontaneous songs, sketches and scenes on the spur of the moment.

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

THURS 13TH – 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 17TH – 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 19TH – THE VICTORIA

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

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

WEDS 19TH – THE HIGHBURY

Student Showcase:  After 8 weeks of intensive training, see new improv performers in their very first comedy show.

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

THURS 20TH – 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

FRI 21ST – CHERRY REDS

The Improlectuals:  An improv “super-group” made up of some of the finest improvisers from around the Midlands creating completely new comedy sketches on the spot.

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

THURS 27TH – ORT CAFE

Off Broad Street:  Musical theatre created entirely on the spot.  Be there for songs, scenes, dances and music never seen before.  Part of “What A Nice Night”.

https://www.facebook.com/events/521842458275596/

THURS 27TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH

Fat Penguin Improv:  Some of the best improvisers in Birmingham take to the stage to deliver high energy, high concept comedy. 

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

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NOTTINGHAM

THURS 13TH – THE LACE HOUSE

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 15TH – THE ANGEL MICROBREWERY

The Vox Pops:  This show takes true life stories, tears them apart and puts them back together in weird and silly shapes.

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

WEDS 26TH – 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

THURS 27TH – CLIVE GRANGER BUILDING

UoN improv: First show of the academic year by the students at the University of Nottingham.

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

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LEICESTER

SAT 1ST – 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/

WEDS 12TH – UPSTAIRS AT THE WESTERN

Uncle Armando: A single word inspires a headline comedian to tell us something about their life, which in turn becomes the basis for comedy scenes from the improv players. 

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

FRI 21ST – BREWDOG LEICESTER

Different Voices: Launch night for a new show showcasing improv talent from across the country.  This month’s guests are The Committee.

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

FRI 28TH – UPSTAIRS AT THE WESTERN

Rhymes Against Humanity: What if you could choose the title of a brand new musical and then see it performed instantly?  See it happen for one night only in Leicester.

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

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COVENTRY

FRI 14TH – ESQUIRES COFFEE

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

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

FRI 28TH – UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

Welcome To Warwick:  Warwick Improvised Theatre Society return from their sell-out run Edinburgh Fringe for their first show of the academic year. 

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

DERBY

FRI 14TH – DERBY THEATRE

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical:  The Olivier Award winners bring their West End show to the Midlands.  

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

NUNEATON

THURS 20TH – ABBEY THEATRE

The Improlectuals:  An improv “super-group” with nothing pre-scripted, so every show is a world premiere.

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

NORTHAMPTON

SAT 29TH – 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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2 thoughts on “GIG GUIDE: SEPTEMBER 2018

  1. At the top of this page is a big pic of ‘The Committee’ ….. yet unable to see them listed in the ’22 shows this month’ list ??

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