GIG GUIDE: DECEMBER 2021

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

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BIRMINGHAM

WEDS 1ST – 1000 TRADES

Maestro:  The exciting elimination improv game where anything can happen. Twelve intrepid improvisers face a series of scenes and challenges, for a night filled with love and laughter. The scenes are scored by you, the audience, until only one player remains…the Maestro.Come along and enjoy the ride, cheer for your favourite improviser, and see who will take the winning crown!

https://www.facebook.com/BhamImprov/

WEDS 8TH – 1000 TRADES

Box Of Frogs: Birmingham’s premiere 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

THURS 9TH – MIDLANDS ARTS CENTRE

Introduction To Improv:  The latest batch of graduates from the MAC’s improvisation course put on and end-of-term performance, taking to the stage for the first time to show what they have learned to friends and family.

https://macbirmingham.co.uk/event/improv-pe102-autumn

WEDS 15TH – INDIE LOUNGE

Improvabunga:  In a world where Christmas movie plots are getting too predictable, one improv show dares to break the mould. You choose the subgenre, the setting and the title and they will do the rest, creating a totally improvised show brimming with all your favourite Christmas movie tropes. Featuring live musical accompaniment and four audience buzzers used to control the performers.

https://www.facebook.com/WatchThisImprov

SAT 18TH – BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME

Jumprov:  Special Christmas show. Grab a ticket and join Jumprov, who identify as the UK’s first Black and Brown Improv group for a night of fun featuring live sketch comedy which is completely made up on the spot using suggestions from you, the audience.

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

FRI 31ST – THE GLEE CLUB

NYE Comedy Show:  See in 2022 with the best comedians, excellent food, and an after party to remember. Featuring MC Hammersmith, the world’s leading freestyle rapper to ever emerge from the ghetto of middle class white west London, performing improvised hip hop comedy inspired entirely by audience suggestions. 

https://www.glee.co.uk/performer/mc-hammersmith/?location=1

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NOTTINGHAM 

WEDS 1ST – METRONOME

Dead British:  Live recording of of a brand new improvised comedy interview show, where the interviewer knows the person from British history they are meeting, but the improviser has no idea who they are about to play. See three brand new episodes recorded in one evening for later broadcast in the new year on Union Jack Radio.

https://www.metronome.uk.com/events/dead-british/

MON 6TH– BUNKERS HILL

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/

THURS 9TH – BROADWAY CINEMA

Gorilla Burger:  Theatre karaoke where you can be the star. Hugely supportive and tons of fun this is a delightful way for you to experience improvised comedy. At Gorilla Burger you can get up on stage whether you’ve played before or not.

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

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LEICESTER

SAT 4TH – CREATE STUDIOS

Same Faces:  Leicester’s best are delighted to be bringing you their unique blend of sketches, songs and one-liners once again. Expect brilliant comedy sketches live on stage, in the style of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”.

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

WEDS 15TH – UPSTAIRS AT THE WESTERN

Improv Upstairs:  A monthly showcase featuring guest sets from established improv troupes as well as a changing roster of local players. The Improv Upstairs Jam at the end of the night will pick people to take part at random – including audience members should you choose to put yourself forward.

https://www.facebook.com/UpstairsWestern

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EVERYWHERE ELSE

SUN 5TH/12TH/19TH – ONLINE

Larklord: Weekly comedy show from Nottingham with a splendid selection of stand-up comedians, improvisers and actors performing a series of ridiculous tasks to impress the Larklord. Who will win?

https://www.facebook.com/LarklordShow/

TUES 7TH – UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK, COVENTRY

WITSMAS: Warwick Improvised Theatre Society have a special Christmas-themed performance full of their favourite games. Come to have fun, shout out suggestions and be a part of the show.

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

FRI 10TH – CORNBOW HALL, DUDLEY

Knightmare Live: The critically-acclaimed comedy stage adaptation of the cult TV show Knightmare. Featuring goblins, spinning blades, talking walls and even a DRAGON! Audience members get the chance to don the helmet and take on the dungeon – could YOU defeat Lord Fear?

https://www.facebook.com/KnightmareLive/

FRI 17TH – 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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