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….
The Pioneers – The Pioneers are a long-form improv act, performing such formats as The Harold, The Commando, and The Montage. The Pioneers’ continuing mission is to explore new worlds and to boldly go where no other improviser has gone before. In these new worlds they create fun, fast-paced scenes with characters that you care about, even if that character is a spider who’s your boss or a talking gargoyle.
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!