GIG GUIDE: JULY 2019

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

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BIRMINGHAM

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.

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

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.

https://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/whats-on/be-festival-thursday-main-programme-2019.html

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

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.

https://www.facebook.com/foghornunscripted

WEDS 10TH – THE HIGHBURY

Level 1 Showcase:  Graduates of the Fat Penguin foundation course put on a special show for friends and family.

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

THURS 11TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH

The Armando Diaz Experience:  Fat Penguin Improv create another comedy show from scratch.

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

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.

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

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.

https://www.facebook.com/thespianageproductions/

THURS 25TH – ARTEFACT

What A Nice Night:  Stirchley’s monthly night of stand-up, spoken word and improvised comedy.

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

THURS 25TH – 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

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.

https://www.facebook.com/okstopcomedy/

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NOTTINGHAM 

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

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.

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

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.

https://www.facebook.com/missimp.co.uk

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.

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

WEDS 31ST – 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 SHED

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

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

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.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1055604667982019/

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EVERYWHERE ELSE

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.

https://www.facebook.com/betweenusimprov/

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.

https://www.facebook.com/foolishbandits/

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

https://www.facebook.com/betweenusimprov/

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.

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

TUES 16TH – THE OLD CLUB HOUSE, BUXTON

Between Us: Touching, sad, beautiful storytelling about the inner life of a romantic relationship.

https://www.facebook.com/betweenusimprov/

SAT 20TH – ABBEY THEATRE, NUNEATON

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

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

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.

https://www.facebook.com/foolishbandits/

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.

https://www.theatresevern.co.uk/shows/whatson/rob-broderick-aka-abandoman

TUES 23RD – THE OLD CLUB HOUSE, BUXTON

Between Us: Your last chance to see this bittersweet play by two nationally acclaimed improvisers.

https://www.facebook.com/betweenusimprov/

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

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