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I firmly believe that improv is not just for grown-ups. Why should we get all the fun of making up nonsense, meeting new friends, building confidence, being utterly silly and connecting with other people who all support and laugh with each other no matter how different we are? Doesn’t that...

Without me even really noticing, board games have always just been a part of my life. First Backgammon with my grandad, a pirate game called Buccaneer with my family, then later all-night Risk games with some school friends. And as an adult, Lords of Waterdeep with an ex and Dominion...

It’s autumn already, and that means, amazingly, we have been doing online classes for six months. From scrambling to release our first few online drop ins, to our first courses, the  intensive programme over the summer and now a full winter teaching programme, this year has been, shall we say,...

About two weeks ago I told you about the current restructure of The Nursery, roots and all. As this Friday 18th September we will be hosting a Town Hall style meeting for people to tell or ask us anything about The Nursery present or future, my mind has gone wandering to...

It's not the same. It will never be the same. That said, there are possibilities.  I miss making people laugh, as I'm sure you do. I miss when something twinkling and different comes into someone's eye, or someone looks like they're farting silently, and you know you did that to them....

Way back at the start of lockdown, I wrote a couple of blogs about Zoom and improv online. Since then, I have, as many of us have, had my share of mental health dips and blips, but I have also had many wonderful shows and classes with improvisers around the...

As a lot of people do, I came to improvisation through anxiety. Our classes at drama school were, for a bookish mature student who had previously wanted to be an academic, very challenging. Panic-attack-and-can’t-sleep kind of challenging. Those Friday morning classes felt like the test the whole week was building...

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