GIG GUIDE: APRIL 2019

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

Jumprov Duo Cut

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BIRMINGHAM

THURS 4TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH

The Armando Diaz Experience:  Fat Penguin Improv create a completely original night of comedy using Chicago’s most famous improv format.

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

TUES 9TH – LOKI WINE

The Documentary: A special event for the friends and family of the performers of Fat Penguin Improvised Comedy level 1 foundation group.

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

THURS 11TH – 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

MON 15TH – 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 18TH – 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

SUN 21ST – THE GLEE CLUB

Box Of Frogs: Birmingham’s premier improv group return to the top Midlands comedy venue for another night of high-octane fun.

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

WEDS 24TH – 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/

THURS 25TH – ARTEFACT

What A Nice Night:  Regular night of stand-up, spoken word and improvised comedy.  This month’s special guests are Box Of Frogs.

https://www.facebook.com/NiceNightComedy/

THURS 25TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH

The Armando Diaz Experience:  The final weekly show of the month from Birmingham’s popular improv group.

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

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NOTTINGHAM 

WEDS 3RD – PORTLAND BUILDING

UoN Improv:   The University of Nottingham Improv Society put on a show featuring two separate troupes of performers.

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

THURS 11TH – 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 13TH – METRONOME

Rhymes Against Humanity: Following sell-out shows at the Nottingham Playhouse, Rhymes Against Humanity are back with another improvised musical.

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

SAT 20TH – NONSUCH STUDIOS

The Vox Pops:   A guest speaker tells true stories from their life and The Vox Pops turn these into weird and wonderful scenes.  With support from MissImp On Fire.

https://www.facebook.com/thevoxpops/

WEDS 24TH – 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 6TH – THE REGENT SPORTS & SOCIAL CLUB

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

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

WEDS 10TH – 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 13TH – BRICK & BEAM

Ki Shah: Solo improv show by one of the team members of The Same Faces.  Go and see what’s in her brain.  Part of House Of Verse: Mad Scientist.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2245360952344256/

WEDS 24TH – UPSTAIRS AT THE WESTERN

Between Us: A bittersweet play that tells the inside story of one couple’s relationship.  We discover what makes us fall in love and what makes us fall apart.

https://www.facebook.com/betweenusimprov

FRI 26TH – 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?  Wonder no more – you can.

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

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STAFFORD

THURS 4TH – STAFFORD GATEHOUSE THEATRE

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical: Olivier-Award-winning stars of the hit West End show continue their nationwide tour.

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

WOLVERHAMPTON

SAT 6TH – THE LIGHT HOUSE

Jumprov: The UK’s first diverse improv theatre company bring their fast paced fun to entertain the audience at TEDx Wolverhampton.

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

COVENTRY

FRI 12TH – ESQUIRES COFFEE

Full Of Beans:  Coventry Improv presents their monthly big gig, a hugely entertaining slice of live improv in the heart of the city.

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

NORTHAMPTON

SAT 27TH – POMFRET ARMS

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

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

TUES 30TH – ROYAL & DERNGATE

Paul Merton’s Impro Chums: The collective improvisational experience embodied in the Chums is enough to stun an elephant. Catch this first Midlands date of their tour.

https://www.royalandderngate.co.uk/whats-on/paul-mertons-impro-chums/

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

facebook.com/midlandsimprov/                                    @MidlandsImprov

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