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Holidays can be a challenging time of year. They encourage reflection on the current state of the your life, your career and (most scarily) your world, and whether that leads to sober assessment or drunken melancholy, you have to do it all in a nylon jumper having ingested two kilograms...

With the #metoo and #timesup movements, it is a bit of a platitude to say things have been changing over the last couple of years. #metoo started in 2006 as a very specific campaign, but it has spread to encompass a wave of anger and energy far beyond the original...

As with most improv festivals that I go to (and to my shame), I had not researched Improfest before I got on the plane. Heather got the invite, Alan is lovely and I had never been to Poland, so let’s do this. A quick check of the workshops I was...

Let’s take a moment to appreciate the underdog. Here’s a little love for the little guy. The newb. Let’s give respect to the first-timer creeping into the room, wondering if they should just have gone to the gym instead. Let’s sing the praises of the IT consultant struggling with the...

I am going to talk about the horrible things people say in improv. Not because I am an edgelord lamenting how PC gone mad is killing REAL comedy, but because I find it interesting. Not the only or a better way to play, just interesting. I hope this is clear...

Dear friends,First of all, thank you for all of the support we have had over the last 18 months of running the Nursery Theatre in Broadgate (and indeed the last nine years of running the company). To all the volunteers, staff, acts, and audience member who have together made our...

Parent: How many times have I told you to wash your hand before you come to dinner? Child: (sighs) Six hundred and thirty four.There are some improv moves that irritate me more than they should. Now, in fairness, I am by nature a little grouchy and it is only through the...

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