GIG GUIDE: DECEMBER 2018

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

El Hablador

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BIRMINGHAM

WEDS 5TH – HIGHBURY INN

Student Showcase:  Another batch of Fat Penguin Improv graduates create a show based on the course they have just completed.

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

SUN 9TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH

Student Showcase:  Graduates of Fat Penguin Improv school show off their skills in a free show. 

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

THURS 13TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH

The Armando Diaz Experience:  Fat Penguin Improv celebrate their third birthday 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/

THURS 20TH – ORT CAFE

What A Nice Night:  Featuring comedy of all kinds, including stand up and sketches plus improv by musical group Baron Sternlook.

https://www.facebook.com/NiceNightComedy

THURS 20TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH

The Naughty List:  Santa makes a special guest appearance, listening to audience stories to figure out who has been naughty and who has been nice.  

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

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NOTTINGHAM

SAT 1ST – ROYAL CONCERT HALL

Ross Noble – El Hablador:  Another date on the nationwide tour from the stand up who masterfully blends prepared material and improvisation in every performance.

https://rossnoble.com/#/shows?tour=el-hablador-uk

TUES 4TH – PORTLAND BUILDING

Christmas Show:  Festive performance by the students at the University Of Nottingham, including the debut of their long form troupe.  

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

SAT 8TH – METRONOME

Rhymes Against Humanity:  Don’t miss this brand new piece of musical theatre from the team that repeatedly sell-out whenever they perform.  

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

THURS 13TH – THE MALT CROSS

Gorilla Burger:   Theatre karaoke where you can be the star, or you can just sit back and enjoy the show.  This special show also includes the MissImp Christmas Awards.  

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

MON 17TH – THE CASTLE

The Cat’s Christmas Pyjamas:   Free show where anybody can perform and be helped by more experienced performers.  Fancy dress or pyjamas a must.  

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

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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/

SAT 22ND – BREWDOG LEICESTER

Different Voices: A showcase of improv talent from across the country, hosted by some of Leicester’s best comedy performers.

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

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COVENTRY

WEDS 5TH – HUMANITIES STUDIO

Merry Little WITSmas:  An improvised charity show by the students of the University of Warwick

https://www.facebook.com/events/632823663781270/

FRI 14TH – ESQUIRES COFFEE

Full Of Beans:  A free family friendly evening of improvised sketches and games by Coventry Improv.

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

LUDLOW

THURS 6TH – THE RAILWAY SHED

The Improlectuals: The improv supergroup perform a range of games familiar to fans of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”

https://www.facebook.com/improlectuals

WARWICK

FRI 7TH – BRIDGE HOUSE THEATRE

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical:  The Olivier-Award winners perform their best-selling West End show based on suggestions from the audience.

https://www.facebook.com/theshowstoppers/

NORTHAMPTON

FRI 28TH – POMFRET ARMS

The Same Faces: More instant humour from this long-established comedy group.

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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