The Nursery presents a night of improvised theatre – completely made up on the spot! Every show features a selection of talented improvisers from across the UK and beyond bringing you some of the most exciting unscripted theatre around. Watch them create everything from short scenes to an entire musical live on stage in front of your eyes!
Tonight’s show features…
The Maydays present Happily Never After – Award-winning improvisers The Maydays present this skin-prickling tale full of black comedy and haunting music, inspired by the warped imaginations of Tim Burton, Lemony Snicket and the Brothers Grimm. Starting with your suggestion, The Maydays take you on a bone-chilling journey, meeting the grotesque and the innocent, weaving a fantastical story that’s different every time. Happily Never After is a favourite on the Edinburgh Fringe and has played to sell-out audiences across Europe.
‘Happily Never After is hilarious’ (Colin Mochrie, Whose Line is it Anyway?).
‘As funny as hell’ **** (Breaking-the-fourth-wall.com).
‘Certainly worthy of Burton’ (Chortle.co.uk).
Rhymes Against Humanity is MissImp’s musical improv team. This group of intrepid players make up scenes, songs, and entire musicals from scratch. Andrew Lloyd Webber may have taken months to write the score for Sunset Boulevard but these guys don’t even get a rehearsal – they take the name of a made-up musical from the audience and from there create an entire musical on the spot with live accompaniment.
Heads Might Roll – Things went wrong. Mistakes were made. Everyone’s pointing fingers, and the only responsible thing the government can do is to consolidate them all into one easily manageable fist; a fist at the end of the longest arm of the law – the ever-delayed, barely accountable (independent) inquiry. Join a wholly independent panel of improvisers as they get to the bottom of the finest cock-up you can imagine, held to account only by your intervention. And all the while, the true(ish) story of what happened will unfold. Part political farce, part social satire – Heads Might Roll is a jolly, carefree romp through everything that’s wrong with the modern world. Things went wrong. Mistakes were made. Heads Might Roll. But they almost certainly won’t.
8pm, The Nursery Theatre Broadgate, Liverpool Street, £5