Behind the Scenes (at Studio Mandelbrot) – A splinter in time sends us back to the 1970’s as a documentary crew from the British Broadwaving Corporation begins an exclusive and dangerous assignment; document life behind the scenes at Studio Mandelbrot (Revenge of the Jedi, A Toy’s Story). Despite operating with a near monopoly over the planet’s creative output, rumours persist of an eccentric and chronically underfunded work environment where underperforming staff disappear with a trace. Worse still, it’s reported that the studio’s latest flagship production might be undergoing last-minute revisions….
Impromptu Shakespeare – Impromptu Shakespeare create an entirely new and unique ‘Shakespeare’ play on the spot, inspired by audience suggestion. Buckling on the Bard’s britches to bring you the plays he never wrote…
“Chaotic riotous fun” ***** – Playstosee.com
“An impressive display of improv” – Three Weeks
“Ingenious and very funny” – Will Gompertz, BBC Arts Editor
“Simply sublime” – Broadway Baby
All The Normal People – The first in a new wave of Nursery Ensembles, All the Normal People are a hand-picked selection of improvisers with a diverse range of trainings and backgrounds who will play together every Saturday of the autumn season 2018. With a combination of silliness and pathos and a string of special guests, off the cuff oddities and experimental formats, All the Normal People is an experiment in what happens when you give a group of normal people the stage and the power, without any of the responsibility. Normal doesn’t need to mean boring.
8pm, The Nursery Theatre Broadgate, Liverpool Street, £5
Every show The Nursery presents is improvised, meaning it is completely made up on the spot! Each show features a selection of talented improvisers from across the UK and beyond bringing you some of the most exciting unscripted theatre around. Watch them create everything from short scenes to an entire musical live on stage in front of your eyes!