Carmen/Dummy and Friends

The Nursery presents a night of improvised theatre – completely made up on the spot! Every 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!

Tonight’s show features…

Carmen – Sultry and cool, Carmen is a gender-swapped Film Noir fantasy. Step into a world of drama, tension, sex and intrigue, where the struggle between good and evil is real and personal. Follow the exploits of classic Noir characters with a twist as they confront death, life, and exploitation in this stylish and intoxicating piece.

Featuring award winning performers from The Maydays, Improvable and Big Now

‘As funny as hell’ **** – (Maydays)

‘…improvised theatre at its most raw and most daring’ – London Theatre 1 (Improvable)

‘Awesome!’ – London Theatre 1 (Big Now)


As part of out iO workshops week, the Nursery is delighted to present Dummy and friends.

Dummy is Colleen Doyle and Jason Shotts. They started performing together at the iO Theater in Chicago back in 2008, but for one night only they will be joined by some Uk improvisers for a very special one-off show!

Since then, DUMMY has performed for audiences in London, Rome, Copenhagen, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, San Diego, Austin, Houston, Washington DC, Cleveland, Detroit, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Atlanta, Traverse City and Gainesville. (DUMMY proudly won the iO Chicago’s Del Award for “Best Non-Harold Improv Show” in 2013 and 2014.)

“For years T.J. Jagodowski and Dave Pasquesi have reigned as Chicago’s must-see two-person improv team. After catching a recent set from Colleen Doyle and Jason Shotts at iO Theater, I think it’s safe to say there’s room on that improv pedestal for yet another pair of performers. ” – Nina Metz, Chicago Tribune.

8pm, The Nursery Theatre Broadgate, Liverpool Street, £5

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