GIG GUIDE: MARCH 2020

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

Impromptu Shakespeare flyer

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BIRMINGHAM

WEDS 4TH – GUILD OF STUDENTS

Improvabunga: A side-splitting 50 minute improvised romp featuring live musical accompaniment and four buzzers that let you control the show.

https://www.facebook.com/WatchThisImprov/

THURS 5TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH

Based On A True Story:  Fat Penguin Improv create a completely original night of comedy using Chicago’s most famous improv format.

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

THURS 12TH – THE VICTORIA

The Folly:  Comedy nonsense, new and fresh each time, from a play that nobody wrote.

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

THURS 12TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH

Based On A True Story:  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

Based On A True Story:  Some of the best improvisers in Birmingham take to the stage to deliver another Fat Penguin Improv comedy show.

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

THURS 26TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH

Based On A True Story: Weekly show where a series of monologues are converted into comedy scenes by members of Fat Penguin Improvised Comedy.

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

SAT 28TH – THE HIGHBURY

Improvide: One day charity improv festival with 7 separate shows featuring 10 different local improv acts.  See Squidheart, Jumprov, Forghorn Unscripted and many more.

https://www.facebook.com/imProvideBrum/

TUES 31ST – ROSE VILLA TAVERN

Margaret I Have Something To Tell You:  Allison host a comedy extravaganza, featuring guests Andrew Thayer & Jazz Police.

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

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NOTTINGHAM 

MON 2ND – THEATRE ROYAL

Impromptu Shakespeare:  An entirely new Shakespeare play bursting with love, poetry, comedy, soliloquies, mistaken identies and the supernatural.

https://www.impromptushakespeare.com/

TUES 3RD – THE CASTLE PUB

Rhymes Against Humanity: Enjoy another free jam night with Rhymes. Join them for an exclusive evening of musical improv comedy where you can get involved.

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

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 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:  No scripts? No time to prepare?! No problem! A show full of fun and games in the centre of Nottingham.  Featuring Ten Thousand Million Love Stories.

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

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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/

WEDS 11TH – UPSTAIRS AT THE WESTERN

The Same Faces – Uncle Armando: Given a suggestion from the audience, the performers tell a story and that story will in turn inspire fantastic improvised sketches.

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

SAT 14TH – 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.

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

SAT 28TH – HAYMARKET THEATRE

Showstopper:  A brand new musical complete with hilarious characters, fabulous dance routines, beautiful songs, epic story lines and the pzazz of a Broadway show.

https://showstopperthemusical.com/upcoming-shows/

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EVERYWHERE ELSE

SUN 8TH – BLOSSOMS, WOLVERHAMPTON

Jumprov:  Special show by the Jumprov Ladies for International Women’s Day. Part of Black Beauty Brunch.

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

SUN 8TH – POMFRET ARMS, NORTHAMPTON

IWD celebration: Genkiprov & Improvoke present some of the most talented women in the Midlands in a showcase of spoken word, comedy, improv and music.

https://www.facebook.com/events/215830529565312/

MON 9TH – LIBRARY ROOM 2, UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

Improv Musical: Overflowing with musical madness and hilarity, witness the talented cast and live band create an hour long completely original musical before your eyes.

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

THURS 12TH – HUMANITIES BUILDING, UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

Artificial Improvisers: A mad scientist (with a PhD in Improvised Theatre Studies) invites you to observe a demonstration of her brand-new inventions, the Improv-bots!

https://www.facebook.com/WarwickImprov/

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/

FRI 13TH – FEARON HALL, LOUGHBOROUGH

Splat Night: A new regular night of improv comedy.  First half features guest act Tiny Stories, second half is a jam where everyone can join in the fun.

https://www.facebook.com/SplatImprov/

SAT 14TH – BRIDGE HOUSE THEATRE, WARWICK

The Noise Next Door:  Twelve time sell-out veterans of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival leaving audiences everywhere in awe of their lightning-quick wit.

http://thenoisenextdoor.co.uk/shows/

SAT 28TH – 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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