GIG GUIDE: JANUARY 2019

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

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BIRMINGHAM

THURS 10TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH

The Armando Diaz Experience:  Fat Penguin Improv create a comedy show from scratch using Chicago’s most famous improv format.  

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

SUN 13TH – THE GLEE CLUB

Spontaneous Potter:  An entirely improvised Harry Potter comedy play, with live musical accompaniment, based on an audience suggestion of a fanfiction title. 

https://www.facebook.com/TheSpontaneousPlayers/

TUES 15TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH

Level 1 Showcase:  The most recent graduates of the Fat Penguin school put on their first show for friends and family.

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

THURS 17TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH

The Armando Diaz Experience:  Some of the best improvisers in Birmingham take to the stage to deliver another Fat Penguin Improv comedy show.

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

MON 21ST – BLUE ORANGE THEATRE

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

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

THURS 24TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH

The Armando Diaz Experience:  The performers tell a true-life story based on an audience suggestion, then create a series of comedy scenes inspired by the story.

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

SUN 27TH – THE GLEE CLUB

Rough Works:  Box Of Frogs take the stage to try out some new ideas in front of a live audience.  Part of a new material night showcasing the finest comics in the Midlands.

https://www.glee.co.uk/comedy/birmingham/

MON 28TH – LOKI WINE

Level 2 Showcase:  Students from Fat Penguin take to the stage after 8 weeks of training to perform a show about true life stories for friends and family.

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

WEDS 30TH – THE VICTORIA

Baron Sternlook’s Improvised Musical:  See scenes, songs and an entire musical created from scratch based on your suggestions.

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

WEDS 30TH – GUILD OF STUDENTS

Improvabunga:  Two movie genres are mashed together by the award-winning Watch This team.  Featuring live musical and four buzzers that let you control the show.

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

THURS 31ST – PATRICK KAVANAGH

The Armando Diaz Experience:  High energy, high concept comedy from the Fat Penguin Improv comedy team.

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

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NOTTINGHAM

THURS 10TH – 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 26TH/MON 28TH/TUE 29TH – NOTTINGHAM NEW THEATRE

Hard Truths: The audience suggest a question for the improvisers to answer honestly, and from there they’ll weave a fabulous narrative from all their confessions.

https://www.facebook.com/UoNImprov

WEDS 30TH – 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

WEDS 30TH/THURS 31ST – NOTTINGHAM NEW THEATRE

Hard Truths: Two more one-act plays finding truth in comedy, performed by students of the University of Nottingham.

https://www.facebook.com/UoNImprov

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LEICESTER

SAT 5TH – 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 9TH – 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 26TH – COOKIE

Leicester Fridge Preview Show: Annual showcase of Leicester comedians previewing their acts before the Leicester Comedy Festival.  Features a spot from The Same Faces.

https://www.facebook.com/LeicesterFridge/

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COVENTRY

FRI 11TH – ESQUIRES COFFEE

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

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

WEDS 23RD – UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

New Year, New WITS:  If your New Year Resolution was to watch more quality improv, look no further than the Warwick Improv Theatre Society.

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

RUGELEY

MON 14TH – MANSFIELD HOUSE

Spontaneous Potter:  An entirely improvised Harry Potter comedy play, with live musical accompaniment, based on an audience suggestion of a fanfiction title. 

https://www.facebook.com/TheSpontaneousPlayers/

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

SAT 26TH – ROYAL SHAKESPEARE THEATRE

The Peablossom Cabaret: Songs about your hobbies, your grandma, your cat… anything at all! Slick improvised lyrics with a cavalcade of musical styles.  Part of The Winter Revel.

https://www.rsc.org.uk/events/nights-winter-revel

NORTHAMPTON

SAT 26TH – 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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