GIG GUIDE: SEPTEMBER 2019

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

4Front improvathon cut down

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BIRMINGHAM

THURS 5TH – 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

WEDS 11TH – SERVE

Jumprov: The UK’s first diverse improv theatre company bring their fast paced fun to entertain the audience in this city centre location.   Special “battle” show vs Box Of Frogs.

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

THURS 12TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH

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

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

MON 16TH – 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 19TH – 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 22ND – THE GLEE CLUB

Box Of Frogs:  Birmingham’s premiere improv group bring you a night of high-octane improvised comedy nonsense.  Hilarious songs, sketches and scenes on the spur of the moment.

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

WEDS 25TH – 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.  Support from Tiny Stories Improv.

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

THURS 26TH – ARTEFACT

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

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

THURS 26TH – 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

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NOTTINGHAM 

MON 2ND & MON 9TH – THE CASTLE

Denise Naked:  The first two shows in a series of scratch nights to feature Nottingham’s latest improv show.

https://www.facebook.com/denises50th

THURS 12TH – 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 16TH – THE CASTLE

Denise Naked:  Another chance to see the newest show in town.  Come with your favourite disco track.

https://www.facebook.com/denises50th

MON 16TH – THE ANGEL MICROBREWERY

Cats Pyjamas:  Audience members can sit back and enjoy a free comedy show or take the plunge and join the performers on stage.

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

SAT 21ST – NONSUCH STUDIOS

Improv Nonsense: Fun and games after a day of workshops in the centre of Nottingham.

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

WEDS 25TH – 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

MON 30TH – THE CASTLE

Denise Naked: Another chance to see the latest new show and give your feedback.

https://www.facebook.com/denises50th

 

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LEICESTER

SAT 7TH – CREATE STUDIOS

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

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

SAT 14TH –  UPSTAIRS AT THE WESTERN

Uncle Armando: A stand-up comedian tells a true story, based on an audience suggestion, which then inspires comedy sketches from the improvisers.

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

FRI 27TH – UPSTAIRS AT THE WESTERN

Rhymes Against Humanity:  Give these guys a suggestion and they’ll turn it into something to sing about.  A full length musical in fact.

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

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EVERYWHERE ELSE

FRI 13TH – 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/

SUN 15TH – ROYAL SHAKESPEARE THEATRE, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical:  Spontaneous musical comedy at its absolute finest – Olivier Award winners direct from the West End.  A must see.

https://www.rsc.org.uk/events/live-at-the-rsc-comedy-festival/

FRI 20TH / SAT 21ST – ST PETER’S BAPTIST CHURCH, WORCESTER

24 Hour Improvathon: Two teams face off in a series of comedy improv games. Expect music, laughter, and things to get crazier and crazier as the sleep deprivation kicks in.

https://www.facebook.com/4front.theatre/

SAT 21ST – 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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