Nursery Originals – Let’s make a show!

Every season we present a number of exciting new productions, with the aim of widening the scope of improvised theatre, developed by improvisers from across the community with support from The Nursery. These are our Nursery Originals shows.

If you have an idea for a show like this and you’d like our support, we’d love to hear from you.


Applications for Nursery Originals Summer 2018

Applications are now open to direct Summer 2018 Nursery Originals. Below, you can see the rehearsal and show dates as well as the button you can click when you are ready to apply.

It’s best to write your application in a word document and cut and paste each section it into the form. This guards against power cuts and the internet being unreliable. It also means you have a copy of what you sent us.

For your reference – here’s what we’re going to ask you

  • Your name
  • Your email address and phone number
  • Your personal improv performance experience and training
  • Which show slots are you applying for? (check the dates carefully before applying)
  • The show name
  • What makes you want to do this project? (Tell us what’s making you excited. Why this show? What makes this idea special?)
  • How would you pitch the show to an audience? (100-150 words. How would you pitch this show to the outside world?)
  • Casting breakdown: what sort of improvisers are you looking for? And how many?

Applications are open for the new season, so here is a table showing performance and rehearsal dates for the show slots we have available, and the button you can click to enter the application form.

 Slot FourSlot FiveSlot Six
RehearsalsRehearsalsRehearsals
Tues 27 March
Wed 28 March
Tues 3 April
Wed 4 April
Tues 10 April
Wed 11 April
Tues 17 April
Wed 18 April
Tues 24 April
Sun 29 April
Tues 1 May
Sun 6 May
Tues 8 May
Sun 13 May
Tues 15 April
Sun 20 April
Tues 22 May
Thurs 24 May
Tues 29 May
Thurs 31 May
Tues 5 June
Thurs 7 June
Tues 12 June
Thurs 14 June
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Tues 24 AprilTues 22 MayTues 19 June
DressDressDress
Wed 25 AprilWed 23 MayWed 20 June
PerformancesPerformancesPerformances
Sat 28 April
Sat 5 May
Sat 12 May
Sat 19 May
Sat 26 May
Sat 26 May
Sat 2 June
Sat 9 June
Sat 16 June
Sat 23 June
Fri 22 June
Sat 30 June
Sat 7 July
Sat 14 July
Sat 21 July

Tell us about your show: apply here!

Have a look here to see the Nursery Originals shows we’ve had so far. We hope you find them inspiring!