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 Autumn 2018

Applications are now open to direct Autumn 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 SevenSlot EightSlot Nine
Mon 20 Aug
Wed 22 Aug
Mon 27 Aug
Wed 29 Aug
Mon 3 Sep
Wed 5 Sep
Mon 10 Sep
Wed 12 Sep
Tues 2 Oct
Sun 7 Oct
Tues 9 Oct
Sun 14 Oct
Tues 16 Oct
Sun 21 Oct
Tues 23 Oct
Sun 28 Oct
Mon 22 Oct
Thu 25 Oct
Mon 29 Oct
Thu 1 Nov
Mon 5 Nov
Thu 8 Nov
Mon 12 Nov
Thu 15 Nov
Mon 17 SepTues 30 OctMon 19 Nov
Wed 19 SepWed 31 OctTues 20 Nov
Sat 22 Sep
Sat 29 Sep
Sat 6 Oct
Sat 13 Oct
Sat 20 Oct
Sat 3 Nov
Sat 10 Nov
Sat 17 Nov
Sat 24 Nov
Sat 1 Dec
Sat 24 Nov
Sat 1 Dec
Sat 8 Dec
Sat 15 Dec
Sat 22 Dec

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!