GIG GUIDE: JULY 2021

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

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BIRMINGHAM

SUN 4TH – MIDLANDS ARTS CENTRE

The Noise Next Door:  Two outdoor shows by the Britain’s Got Talent stars. The afternoon family show is an hour of comedy suitable for all based on what the audience want to see. The evening adult show is an alfresco dose of mind-blowing songs, side-splitting gags and jaw-dropping physicality.

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

THURS 22ND – BLUE ORANGE THEATRE

Box Of Frogs: After a year of hibernation, Birmingham’s premier improv group bring you a night of high-octane improvised comedy nonsense, based entirely on your suggestions.  Expect the unexpected as quick-witted players conjure up hilarious spontaneous songs, sketches and scenes on the spur of the moment.

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

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NOTTINGHAM 

FRI 2ND – NONSUCH STUDIOS

The Clones And Friends: Witness the incredible as the two performers create a one act, comedic theatrical piece out of thin air. With support from Squares In The Round, the live soap opera based on audience suggestions.

https://www.facebook.com/TheClonesImprov/

THURS 8TH – LAKESIDE ARTS THEATRE

Gorilla Burger In The Park:  Theatre karaoke where you can be the star.  Or you can just sit back and enjoy an evening of unplanned, uncensored improv comedy. Hugely supportive and tons of fun this is a delightful way for you to experience improvised comedy.

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

FRI 30TH – THE METRONOME

Rhymes Against Humanity: The highly acclaimed improvised musical. No scripts, no pre-prepared tunes, just a non-stop joyride of musical hilarity. From the opening number through to the very last note of the finale, everything is being created on the spot.

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

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LEICESTER

No shows this month. Sad times.

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EVERYWHERE ELSE

THURS 8TH – LUDLOW BREWERY, LUDLOW

The Improlectuals:  The Improlectuals are an improv comedy “super-group” made up of some of the finest improvisers from around the Midlands. They create completely new comedy sketches on the spot, based entirely on audience suggestions. Performances feature a rotating cast of talented improvisers.

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

SAT 10TH – ARENA THEATRE, WOLVERHAMPTON

Jumprov: The UK’s first ethnically diverse improv theatre company, creating comedy sketches on the spot using your suggestions. Performing as part of TEDx Wolverhampton, available to watch in person or via livestream.

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

SAT 10TH, SUN 11TH & THURS 15TH – THE OLD CLUBHOUSE, BUXTON

Cast Vs Crew: The audience picks a well-known fairytale. The Cast attempt to perform it. But the dastardly Crew are determined to derail the drama, hurling wacky lights, strange sounds and unhelpful props at the Cast to throw them off! Improvised fairytales like you’ve never seen them before.

https://buxtonfringe.org.uk/descriptions2021.html

FRI 23RD & SAT 24TH – THE OLD CLUBHOUSE, BUXTON

Impromptu Shakespeare:  Bursting with love, poetry, comedy, tragedy, soliloquies, power struggles, mistaken identity and the supernatural, Impromptu Shakespeare buckle on the Bard’s britches to bring you an entirely new and improvised Shakespeare play, based on audience suggestions.

https://www.impromptushakespeare.com/

SAT 24TH & SUN 25TH – THE OLD CLUBHOUSE, BUXTON

Comedy Sportz: An all-ages, all-action, all-improvised competitive comedy show that sees two teams battle it out for laughs with quick-witted gags, games, sketches and songs inspired by your suggestions! There’s a referee on hand to ensure a good clean match.

https://buxtonfringe.org.uk/descriptions2021.html

SAT 24TH & SUN 25TH – THE OLD CLUBHOUSE, BUXTON

Cast Vs Crew: Two more shows where the Cast are determined to perform a fairy tale chosen by the audience while the Crew try to stop them at every turn using an explosive molotov cocktail of lights, sounds and props. The Cast must improvise their way around these obstacles and somehow make it to the end of the show before time runs out. Will the Cast fall under the Crew’s spell, or will they live happily ever after? 

https://buxtonfringe.org.uk/descriptions2021.html

SAT 31ST – FARGO VILLAGE, COVENTRY

Impromptu Shakespeare:  The Bard is back. With story and verse improvised in the moment, enjoy a riotous new Shakespeare play every time, performed by a whip-smart cast. Packed with wit, heart, and lyrical smarts, this leading ensemble do the Bard proud with a brand-new one-act hit every time.

https://www.impromptushakespeare.com/

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

facebook.com/midlandsimprov/                                    @MidlandsImprov

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