Nursery Student and Mainstage Ensembles
New for autumn 2018, the Nursery Ensembles are groups rehearsing in the Nursery ethos of player empowerment, emotional connection and freeform silliness. We are looking to expand the Nursery family to include a load of new players. Both ensembles will be directed by Artistic Director Jules Munns. Auditions will be held on the 21st July and 16th September.
What is Thursday Night Lights #TNL?
It’s on a Thursday and it’s part jam, part workshop and part show.
Each week we host a couple of act acts including a rotating resident act, alongside our three uniquely curated audience jams.
How do I get involved?
Three specially curated jam sessions that help bring out the best of everyone. Each jam section has its own distinct feel, including our patented ‘concept jam’ where you get to flex improv muscles you didn’t even know you had. Plus two or three acts from acts across the circuit play alongside a rotating resident act.
Teams can apply for one-off dates or to perform for four weeks in a row, just like in The Carousel.
Just like The Carousel TNL is FREE ENTRY (PWYW at the end)APPLY HERE!
What happens at #TNL?
Everyone gets to warm up and know each other before the show and is guaranteed plenty of stage time in a warm, encouraging atmosphere to grow and sharpen their improvisation skills. Alongside the Jam, each week at #TNL, we also have an amazing line-up of acts; a selection of the UK’s finest and emerging improv talent alongside a rotating resident act. All in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
7.00pm – Arrival and registration. We get an idea of who you are and which of the jams you would like to try.
7.15pm – Collective warm up*. This is a big part of the night. If you’d like to play, come and warm up together.
7.30pm – Doors open.
8.00pm – The Show. Different every week, in format, content and tone. You’re very welcome to show up at this time if you’d like to just watch rather than play.
10pm – Drinks and cuddles, form new groups and friendships, and bask in the glory of shared creation.
*Please note to take part in any of the Jam sections, you must arrive for 7pm to register and warm up. The hosts may deny entry into the jams if players are late to warm up!
What is #NurseryCarousel?
Every Sunday we host three rotating resident acts and a short audience jam.
How do I get involved?
Each team applies to perform for four weeks in a row, and as part of their residency and as each team finishes their run, one team starts, like a relay race held on a giant fairground Carousel!
Just like TNL The Carousel is FREE ENTRY (PWYW at the end)
What happens at #NurseryCarousel?
The Carousel is an opportunity to see some of London’s up and coming stars play as resident groups. Every Sunday we present three improv teams honing their forms and perfecting their craft. At the end of the show everyone comes together for the Carousel-style audience jam. You’ll see a mix experienced acts trying out something new, and brand new groups cutting their teeth in a supportive setting. Like a Sunday lunch with your family, but with less arguments.
5pm – Arrival. Groups check in with host. Host will confirm running order. Groups can warm-up.
5.15pm – Doors.
5.30pm – Show begins. Two acts, up to 25 minutes each: the teams on week one and two of their run respectively.
7.30pm – Show ends. Let’s have a drink! Thanks everyone, warm goodbye to the headliners, get to know the people you’re sharing the Carousel with next week.
Please note, we now programme approximately two months in advance. If you don’t receive an offer for the current block of programming we will contact you to roll over your application to the next block.