Wednesday, 15 June 2011

The London Impro Festival

Slapdash is a gathering of the best improvisers in the UK, all in one place. No one knows what will happen each night, only that what you see will be totally new, totally unrepeatable. It might be hilarious, touching, or just plain odd. All we can guarantee is entertainment.

Each night three companies will show off their distinctive styles; you could see anything from a three-headed expert to a full improvised musical, from classic forms like the Harold to improvised Shakespeare. Then the night will finish with an Improv Jam, where all the improvisers work together to create something extraordinary.

It's a feast for those who love improvisation, and a chance for those who don't know what it is to learn to love it.

The Groups
The School of Night - "The highest recommendation I can offer"
★★★★★ Remote Goat

Music Box - "Music Box stand out for their ambition, their variety, their creativity... I was left helpless with laughter.. this is impro in it's purest form"
★★★★★ Fringe Guru

The Maydays - "One of the best improvised shows out there"
★★★★★ Three Weeks

The Scat Pack - "Very fine entertainment"
★★★★★ Remote Goat

Kevin Tomlinson - "Refreshingly honest and hilarious. He creates magical comedy theatre. A wonderful, dynamic show!"
★★★★ Edinburgh Herald (Critic's Choice)

Abandoman - “The most original act we’ve seen in a long time. Go and see them.”

Grand Theft Impro - "At the forefront of the revival in impro."
The Guardian

The Improsarios - Runners-up, Make-a-Wish Theatresports Cup 2010

Horse Aquarium - Winners, Make-a-Wish Theatresports Cup 2010

There are already tickets available for Slapdash in July. For those of you who don't know (where have you been?), Slapdash is what happens when you get all of the best improvisers in London together and put them on a stage at a proper theatre. It's awesome, unique, and only a tenner. Loads of regulars from our London Improv nights are playing, as well as others who are also pretty darn brilliant.

What about some footage of the warm-up night?: The SlapBash, an evening of improvised music and comedy

You can find listings on And if you join the SlapDash Facebook page, you might just win tickets!

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