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Those who know me well know I love Shakespeare - regarded to be among the best and most prolific storytellers in history. My dissertation and directing piece from my degree were Shakespeare inspired, I’ve been in a number of Shakespeare tours, I have a webseries devoted to his sonnets and...

A guest blog from Imogen Palmer, creator of IMOGENÉ .When I started out doing stand-up as a bright-eyed 19 year old on the open mic circuit of Bristol, I observed a lot of aggressive audience interaction techniques. New comics would try to ‘riff’ on people who clearly didn’t really want...

So if you are an improviser and based in Europe, you have probably already heard of the big daddy, the originator, the beast that is Impro Amsterdam. An amazing twenty five years old this year, it is probably the most ambitious of all of the European festivals and I could...

Christmas, as we all know, is a time for love and children's laughter and piles of presents and, above all, for board games. After the turkey has been unwrapped and the presents carved, out comes a neglected cardboard box and then you try, peering into an ancient, badly-written rulebook, to...

Dear Improv Santa,It’s me, Jules. I know I haven’t written to you in a few decades, but in the absence of any viable authority figure in the normal order of things, I have come back now, at the age of almost forty. I know you are busy, so I'll keep...

Sylvia Bishop is a former Oxford Imp, current member of Impromptu Shakespeare and one half of the Peablossom Cabaret. She is also the author of The Bookshop girl, Erica's Elephant and several other children's books. In this podcast, she talks about how the two things relate to each other, and...

At the Nursery, we believe that creative collaboration is a natural, human activity. It is both productive and fun, and always has been. But why is it so important in the current market? What makes improv an essential skill in the 2020’s? Here are five reasons why taking improv training...

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