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.
MON 3RD – CRESCENT THEATRE
Improlectuals: Completely new comedy sketches created on the spot by this Midlands super-group, based entirely on audience suggestions.
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.
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.
SAT 8TH – THE VALE
Improvabunga: Edinburgh Fringe preview show where the audience controls the action.
WEDS 12TH – GUILD OF STUDENTS
Improvabunga: A special EdFringe preview by the Watch This troupe with a cowboy/Western theme.
THURS 13TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH
The Armando Diaz Experience: Fat Penguin Improv create another comedy show from scratch. Featuring special guest duo The Clones.
FRI 14TH – THE CORE
Box Of Frogs: Songs, scenes and silliness from Birmingham’s premier improv group at Solihull’s library theatre.
SUN 16TH – THE GLEE CLUB
Box Of Frogs: More off-the-cuff comedy from this regular night at Birmingham’s top comedy club.
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.
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.
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.
THURS 27TH – ARTEFACT
What A Nice Night: Regular night of stand-up, spoken word and improvised comedy. This month’s special guests are Squidheart.
THURS 27TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH
The Armando Diaz Experience: The improv machine that is Fat Penguin produces another original comedy show from scratch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WEDS 26TH – ANGEL MICROBREWERY
Smash Night: Multiple acts spontaneously turn suggestions into scenes and stories bound to be breath-taking and bloody hilarious.
SAT 8TH – UPSTAIRS AT THE WESTERN
The Same Faces: Brilliant comedy sketches live on stage, in the style of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”.
SUN 9TH – FIREBUG
The Adam Riches Experience: From edge of your seat audience participation to masterful character creations, no two shows are alike.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FRI 7TH – THE GRADUATE, COVENTRY
The Decon: A one act play where the themes from the first scene are deconstructed, built upon and explored.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FRI 21ST – THE BLUE BOAR, LUDLOW
Box Of Frogs: Another night of five star comedy from Birmingham’s best.
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.
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.
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.
SAT 29TH – THE BLUE BOAR, LUDLOW
The Improlectuals: The improv super-group spread more joy and laughter with their quick-fire comedy.
SAT 29TH – POMFRET ARMS, NORTHAMPTON
The Same Faces: More instant humour from this long-established comedy group.
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