Monday, 4 July 2011

This Week at the London Improv Comedy Theatre

OhMyGoodness, we're so excited about this week.

Tuesday 5th July
Firstly the brilliant guys of Do Not Adjust Your Stage recreate a whole evening's TV schedule before your very eyes. Documentaries, soaps, news programs... if it's in your Radio Times, it stands a pretty good chance of arriving on stage. Except it'll be funnier.

And when they're done, well, really, it's good news. The M****F***ing BETA MALES are here!

Seriously, if you haven't seen these guys, you're in for a treat. They have won constant and consistent and content reviews every time they do anything. Honestly, we once gave John Gracey a 5-star review for a poo he once did. And we don't regret it.

★★★★★ “An utterly brilliant hour of sketch comedy” (Broadway Baby.)
★★★★★ “…one of the funniest and most genuinely pleasing shows I’ve seen this year.” (Fringe Guru)
★★★★★ “Here is the cream” (Three Weeks)

Tuesday 5th JulyTime: Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm - 10pm with interval.Cost: £5 on the door.Where: The Miller, 96 Snowsfields Road, London Bridge, London, SE1 3SS.

Wednesday 6th July
Wednesday is classy. Well, half-classy/half-8bit.
Two fantastic groups get together to delve into the imaginary libraries of storytelling from the ether. They pluck tales from the air and throw them at your mind-throat. Suck them and enjoy the whim.

Firstly: 8bit come on stage and, like, create stuff from no-stuff. A single word from you can inspire a whole world from them. Flowing, slick, weird, journey. All words. All. Words.

“The best British Harold I’ve seen”
- Matt Andrews, Fingers on Buzzards

Starring: Nicola Kidner, Rhiannon Vivian, Jinni Lyons, Maria Peters, Jonathan Funkhouse, Chris Mead and Dave Waller.
Director: Katy Schutte

Then: from a group of amazing performers, The Milk Monitors make a full length improvised comedy play, spun entirely from your suggestions, in the inimitable style of Britain's best loved novelist. Expect corsets, chivalry and, of course, the unexpected.
Cast: Rachel Parris, Cariad Lloyd, Amy Cooke-Hodgson, Graham Dickson, Andy Murray, Joseph Morpurgo

It's going to be awesome. Totally fluffing awesome.

Wednesday 6th JulyTime: Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm - 10pm with interval.Cost: £5 on the door.Where: The Miller, 96 Snowsfields Road, London Bridge, London, SE1 3SS.

Friday 8th July
Have you seen a Beats, Rhymes & Mirth night yet? If you haven't, this would be a pretty pretty good night to get you started. It's London's Best Comedy/Rap Bonanza. Get yourself to The Miller for what promises to be a hip hop and improv party of the finest order.

BRM3 kicks out the jams with a full improvised set from Canadian-Cornish comedy duo Marbles, backed by Rob Grundel on keys and very-uber-special guest Shabaka Hutchings on clarinet and saxophone.

Then the rest of the BRM band join MCs Maxwell Golden and Marbles for a live hip-hop set. Enjoy audience suggestions getting twisted into freestyle rap gold. Beats, Rhymes & Mirth: the only comedy party you can nod along to. Includes DJs and surprises.

Friday 8th JulyTime: Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm - 10pm with interval.Cost: £8 from WeGotTickets or on the door (if available). We recommend getting tickets early!Where: The Miller, 96 Snowsfields Road, London Bridge, London, SE1 3SS.

A Special Mention:
The London Impro Festival

There are still 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.

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

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

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.”

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

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