WEDS 3RD – 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 4TH – BIRMINGHAM REP
Silence: With political and environmental turmoil threatening human existence on the planet, how can we dream the best future for our world? Part of the Be Festival.
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.
FRI 5TH/SAT 6TH – WINTERBOURNE HOUSE
Murder On The Terrace: Was it the Butler or the Lady of the Manor? The audience help unmask the murderer in two special outdoor performances.
WEDS 10TH – THE HIGHBURY
Level 1 Showcase: Graduates of the Fat Penguin foundation course put on a special show for friends and family.
THURS 11TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH
The Armando Diaz Experience: Fat Penguin Improv create another comedy show from scratch.
THURS 11TH/FRI 12TH/SAT 13TH – THE GLEE CLUB
The Noise Next Door: The comedy foursome use audience perform brand new sketches each night in their slot at the Comedy Showcase.
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.
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.
SAT 20TH – BLUE ORANGE THEATRE
Japesh*t: A comedy show where the audience has the power to throw curveballs at the performers. An hour of hilarity from the Manchester-based troupe.
WEDS 24TH – MIDLANDS ARTS CENTRE
Occupy Mars: A live game for 50 people as they try to survive on Mars. What would you fight for if you could start everything over again on a brand new planet?
THURS 25TH – ARTEFACT
What A Nice Night: Stirchley’s monthly night of stand-up, spoken word and improvised comedy.
THURS 25TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH
The Armando Diaz Experience: The improv machine that is Fat Penguin produces another original comedy show from scratch.
SAT 27TH / SUN 28TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH
Rob Norman: Two special shows featuring the Canadian Comedy award winner and host of the Backline Podcast.
WEDS 31ST – 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 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.
MON 15TH – ANGEL MICROBREWERY
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.
SAT 20TH – ANGEL MICROBREWERY
Improv ComicCon: A double bill of fantasy and science fiction from Four Far Away and Improvised Harry Potter followed by a chance to get on stage with the performers.
SAT 20TH – WOLLATON PARK
Rhymes Against Humanity: Give these guys a suggestion and they’ll turn it into something to sing about. Part of the Splendour Festival.
WEDS 31ST – ANGEL MICROBREWERY
Smash Night: Multiple acts spontaneously turn suggestions into scenes and stories bound to be breath-taking and bloody hilarious.
SAT 6TH – THE SHED
The Same Faces: Brilliant comedy sketches live on stage, in the style of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”.
TUES 23RD – THE Y THEATRE
Kierann Shah: One woman show by one of the most experienced improvisers in the Midlands. Part of Rough Draft, a scratch night encouraging audience feedback.
THURS 4TH – THE OLD CLUB HOUSE, BUXTON
Between Us: A bittersweet play that tells the inside story of one couple’s relationship, exploring what makes us fall in love and what makes us fall apart.
FRI 5TH – THE ATTIC THEATRE, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
Tread The Boards: An evening of silliness and hilarity as this theatre group are put through their paces with various improv games.
FRI 5TH/SAT 6TH – UNDERGROUND ARTS CENTRE, BUXTON
Cast Vs Crew: Three cast members attempt to perform an audience-chosen fairy tale while three crew members manipulate lights, sounds and props to stop them.
TUES 9TH – THE OLD CLUB HOUSE, BUXTON
Between Us: The dialogue, characters and plot are all created in the moment in this one act play, inspired by a true anecdote shared by the audience
FRI 12TH – 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.
TUES 16TH – THE OLD CLUB HOUSE, BUXTON
Between Us: Touching, sad, beautiful storytelling about the inner life of a romantic relationship.
SAT 20TH – ABBEY THEATRE, NUNEATON
Improlectuals: Completely new comedy sketches created on the spot by this Midlands super-group, based entirely on audience suggestions.
SAT 20TH/SUN 21ST – UNDERGROUND ARTS CENTRE, BUXTON
Cast Vs Crew: Two more chances to see the cast work their way around the problems the crew put in front of them.
SUN 21ST – HENRY TUDOR HOUSE, SHREWSBURY
Abandoman: The Irish king of hip-hop improv transforms the audience’s likes, loathes and daydreams into hit songs and captivating tales.
TUES 23RD – THE OLD CLUB HOUSE, BUXTON
Between Us: Your last chance to see this bittersweet play by two nationally acclaimed improvisers.
FRI 26TH – POMFRET ARMS, NORTHAMPTON
The Same Faces: More instant humour from this long-established comedy group.
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