GIG GUIDE: AUGUST 2022

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

Special mention to local groups Watch This Improv, The Improv Musical and Improv Provocateur who are performing at the Edinburgh Fringe this month.

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BIRMINGHAM

WEDS 3RD – 1000 TRADES

Maestro:  The exciting elimination improv game where anything can happen. Ten 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 crown.

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

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NOTTINGHAM 

MON 1ST – 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/

TUES 2ND – THE LORD ROBERTS

The Clones:  With no script, no staging and only a pair of chairs for a set, they spin a simple audience suggestion into a hilarious, spontaneous one-act play. Plots and sub-plots galore, and a whole cast of characters effortlessly juggled by the veteran improvisers. This is comedy theatre like you’ve never seen it before. You will laugh, you may cry… Who knows what’ll happen? They sure don’t.

https://www.facebook.com/TheClonesImprov

TUES 16TH – THE LORD ROBERTS

The Clones:  Another chance to see a hilarious, spontaneous one-act play with plots and sub-plots galore, and a whole cast of characters effortlessly juggled by the veteran improvisers. This is comedy theatre like you’ve never seen it before. You will laugh, you may cry… Who knows what’ll happen? They sure don’t.

https://www.facebook.com/TheClonesImprov

WEDS 17TH – THE PLAYWRIGHT

Smash Night:  Give your laughter muscles a work out with a range of great acts from Nottingham and beyond performing hilarious scenes and games for your amusement. Based on YOUR suggestions these funny performers will spontaneously create never to be seen again comedy sketches you won’t want to miss.

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

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LEICESTER

No shows this month. Sad times.

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EVERYWHERE ELSE

FRI 5TH – FARGO VILLAGE, COVENTRY

Impromptu Shakespeare: Hold onto your doublets, ruffs and trunk hose – 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.

https://www.impromptushakespeare.com/

FRI 12TH – CHILLINGTON HALL, WOLVERHAMPTON

Les Murderables:  Was it Bernard on top of the barricade? Was it the gendarme, or the impoverished Comtesse? Did they use a stale baguette or a casserole dish to carry out their murderous antics? Or was it a staged accident involving a guillotine? You the audience become the super sleuths and solve the crime as Foghorn Unscripted take you on a journey of crime and corruption, mystery and murder.

https://www.facebook.com/foghornunscripted

FRI 12TH – ESQUIRES COFFEE, COVENTRY

Full Of Beans: Coventry Improv perform their fan favourite format, an all-inclusive show which is all for charity, and 100% of the donations will make it’s way to the designated charity for the quarter.

https://www.facebook.com/CoventryImprov/

SAT 13TH – JEPHSON GARDENS, LEAMINGTON SPA

LeamProv: The premier improvised comedy troupe in Leamington, are proud to bring you a comedy show that’s never been seen before, and will never be seen again. Taking inspiration from audience suggestions, we will create a series of comedy sketches and games completely off-the-cuff.

https://www.facebook.com/LeamingtonSpaImprov

FRI 19TH – WHEATSHEAF INN, SHIFNAL

Improv Wolves: Touring through the Midlands and coming to Shifnal for one night only. A great night of comedy improv featuring some of the best improvisers in the Midlands. Raising funds for Mental Health UK

https://twitter.com/improv_wolves

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

facebook.com/midlandsimprov/                                    @MidlandsImprov

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