GIG GUIDE: JANUARY 2020

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

Clones

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BIRMINGHAM

THURS 9TH – THE VICTORIA

The Folly:  Comedy nonsense, new and fresh each time, that should look like it’s from a play that nobody wrote.  With special guests Squidheart and Phil Lunn.

https://www.facebook.com/thefollyimprov/

THURS 9TH – 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 15TH – ROSE VILLA TAVERN

Margaret I Have Something To Tell You:  Allison host a mildy festive comedy extravaganza, featuring guest troupe Coventry Improv.

https://www.facebook.com/AllisonImprov/

THURS 16TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH

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

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

SUN 19 – MIDLANDS ARTS CENTRE

Box Of Frogs:  Special childrens show featuring music and games.  Part of Laughing Sole Comedy Club For Kids.

https://macbirmingham.co.uk/event/the-laughing-sole-comedy-club-for-kids-1

MON 20TH – 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/

WEDS 22ND – GUILD OF STUDENTS

Improvabunga: Sci-fi improv show featuring live musical accompaniment and four buzzers that let you control the show.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/WatchThisUoB/

THURS 23RD – 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

FRI 24TH/SAT 25TH – THE GLEE CLUB

The Noise Next Door:  A staggering well-executed 100% improvised show, relying on audience suggestions to inspire the creation of comedy gold.

https://www.glee.co.uk/performer/noise-next-door/

WEDS 29TH – 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/

THURS 30TH – ARTEFACT

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

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

THURS 30TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH

The Armando Diaz Experience: Weekly show where a series of monologues are converted into comedy scenes by members of Fat Penguin Improvised Comedy.

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

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NOTTINGHAM 

TUES 7TH – THE CASTLE

Musical Improv Jam: An exclusive evening of improv comedy where you can get take part in musical numbers.

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

THURS 9TH – 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. Christmas Awards Special.

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

SAT 18TH – NONSUCH STUDIOS

Improv Nonsense: No scripts? No time to prepare?! No problem! A show full of fun and games in the centre of Nottingham.

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

MON 20TH – 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/

FRI 24TH – METRONOME

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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LEICESTER

SAT 4TH – 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/

WEDS 8TH –  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/

SAT 11TH – DEACON STREET ARTS

Tiny Jam:  Watch Tiny Stories perform on stage and then put your name in the hat for a chance to join them.  With special guests OK Stop!

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

SAT 18TH – DEACON STREET ARTS

SupHER Group / Mischief Managed / The Folly:  Improv triple-bill featuring an all-female troupe, a Harry Potter themed show + Birmingham’s newest group.

https://www.facebook.com/deaconstreetarts/

WEDS 29TH – UPSTAIRS AT THE WESTERN

The Clones:  Two leading lights from Nottingham’s thriving improv scene create a show with no script, no staging and only a pair of chairs for a set.

http://www.upstairsatthewestern.com/shows/the-clones-2/

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EVERYWHERE ELSE

FRI 10TH – 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 25TH – POMFRET ARMS, NORTHAMPTON

The Same Faces: More instant humour from this long-established comedy group.

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

FRI 31ST – WARWICK ARTS CENTRE

The Improv Musical: Musical madness and hilarity as the talented cast and live band create, devise, and perform a hour long completely original musical.

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

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

facebook.com/midlandsimprov/                                    @MidlandsImprov

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