GIG GUIDE: JUNE 2019

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

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BIRMINGHAM

SAT 1ST – BIRMINGHAM NEC

Knightmare Live: Two more performances of the critically acclaimed comedy stage adaption of the cult TV classic features magic, mayhem and monsters. Part of the UK Games Expo.

https://www.facebook.com/KnightmareLive/

MON 3RD – CRESCENT THEATRE

Improlectuals: Completely new comedy sketches created on the spot by this Midlands super-group, based entirely on audience suggestions.

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

WEDS 5TH – SERVE

Jumprov: The UK’s first diverse improv theatre company bring their fast paced fun to entertain the audience in this city centre location.

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

THURS 6TH – 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

SAT 8TH – THE VALE

Improvabunga:  Edinburgh Fringe preview show where the audience controls the action.

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

WEDS 12TH – GUILD OF STUDENTS

Improvabunga:  A special EdFringe preview by the Watch This troupe with a cowboy/Western theme.

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

THURS 13TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH

The Armando Diaz Experience:  Fat Penguin Improv create another comedy show from scratch.  Featuring special guest duo The Clones.

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

FRI 14TH – THE CORE

Box Of Frogs: Songs, scenes and silliness from Birmingham’s premier improv group at Solihull’s library theatre.

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

SUN 16TH – THE GLEE CLUB

Box Of Frogs: More off-the-cuff comedy from this regular night at Birmingham’s top comedy club.

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

MON 17TH – 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 20TH – 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

WEDS 26TH – 1000 TRADES

OK Stop: A fast paced long form improv show utilising audience ideas to create a unique one hour movie in front of your eyes.

https://www.facebook.com/OK-Stop-1110908959117417/

THURS 27TH – ARTEFACT

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

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

THURS 27TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH

The Armando Diaz Experience:  The improv machine that is Fat Penguin produces another original comedy show from scratch.

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

SAT 29TH/SUN 30TH – OLD JOINT STOCK THEATRE

The MMORPG Show: Pushing the boundaries of improv and role playing games, three brave volunteers act as characters in a story made entirely from audience participation.

https://www.facebook.com/mmorpgshow/

SUN 30TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH

Student Showcase:  Graduates of Fat Penguin’s Level Two course perform a free show for family, friends, and well anybody really.

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

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NOTTINGHAM 

SAT 1ST – THE CASTLE

Rhymes Against Humanity:  The musical group display their musical skills in the first half, then invite keen audience members to join in the fun in the second half.

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

SUN 9TH/MON 10TH – UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

Student Improv Festival: Groups from Newcastle, Warwick, Durham and Birmingham showcase their fantastic talent along with two separate shows by students from Nottingham.

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

THURS 13TH – 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 17TH – BUNKERS HILL

The Cat’s Pyjamas:  Audience members can sit back and enjoy a free comedy show or take the plunge to join the performers on stage.

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

TUES 18TH – NOTTINGHAM NEW THEATRE

Hard Truths:  Improvisers from the University of Nottingham answer an audience question honestly and use these confessions to weave a fabulous one-act play.

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

WEDS 26TH – 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 8TH – UPSTAIRS AT THE WESTERN

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

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

SUN 9TH – FIREBUG

The Adam Riches Experience: From edge of your seat audience participation to masterful character creations, no two shows are alike.

https://www.facebook.com/tigcoriches/

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/

TUES 25TH – THE Y THEATRE

Tiny Stories Improv: A montage of entertaining scenes showing just how much we all miss in our average day to day life.  Part of Rough Draft scratch night.

https://www.facebook.com/TinyStoriesImprov/

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?  Wonder no more – you can.

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

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EVERYWHERE ELSE

MON 3RD – OPERA HOUSE, BUXTON

Paul Merton’s Impro Chums:   Paul Merton, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch, Suki Webster, Mike McShane and accompanist Kirsty Newton continue their 2019 tour.

https://buxtonoperahouse.org.uk/event/paul-mertons-impro-chums

FRI 7TH – THE GRADUATE, COVENTRY

The Decon:  A one act play where the themes from the first scene are deconstructed, built upon and explored.

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

SAT 8TH – THE LORD NELSON, DERBY

Improv Provocateur:  The illegitimate child of stand up and improv, performers from the Ram Comedy Festival are put through their paces.

https://www.facebook.com/RamComedyFestival/

FRI 14TH – ESQUIRES COFFEE, COVENTRY

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/

SAT 15TH – HUMANITIES STUDIO, COVENTRY

Anything You Want:  Six actors.  One hour.  No script.  Preview of the latest Edinburgh Fringe show by the students of the University of Warwick.

https://www.facebook.com/WarwickImprov/

SUN 16TH – KELSEY’S, LEAMINGTON SPA

The Improv Musical:  For one night only, the wonderful cast will be improvising an entire musical based on your suggestions BUT two of them will be doing it DRUNK.

https://www.facebook.com/theimprovmusical/

FRI 21ST – THE BLUE BOAR, LUDLOW

Box Of Frogs: Another night of five star comedy from Birmingham’s best.

https://www.ludlowfringe.co.uk/whats-on/improv-comedy-from-box-of-frogs

WEDS 26TH – CEMEX PERFORMANCE ARENA, RUGBY

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical: Olivier-Award-winning show bringing an original West End musical to the Midlands once more.

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

THURS 27TH – HUMANITIES STUDIO, COVENTRY

Our WITS End:  As the academic year comes to an close, students leavings the University of Warwick come together for one last show.

https://www.facebook.com/WarwickImprov/

FRI 28TH – THE GRADUATE, COVENTRY

The Decon:  The final show by Warwick Improv, a showcase for new ideas before they go to the Edinburgh Fringe.

https://www.facebook.com/WarwickImprov/

SAT 29TH – THE BLUE BOAR, LUDLOW

The Improlectuals: The improv super-group spread more joy and laughter with their quick-fire comedy.

https://www.ludlowfringe.co.uk/whats-on/The%20Improlectuals

SAT 29TH – POMFRET ARMS, NORTHAMPTON

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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