The Carousel feat. Fright Club/HaPIW/Improbotics Ltd/Nerd Salad

As part of the Nursery’s dedication to developing new team, players and formats, the Carousel is an opportunity to see some of London’s up and coming stars play. Every Sunday we present four improv teams honing their forms and perfecting their craft. Each team perform four weeks in a row, and each week one team finishes and one team starts their run, so why not come back a second week and see what’s changed?

A selection platter of improv, all free every Sunday early evening.

This week’s line up:

Fright Club Comedy present: THE CAMPFIRE
From the company that brought you ‘Countdown to Doom’ and ‘ZOMBIES’, Fright Club Present: ‘The Campfire’. Horror and comedy collide as a group of friends tell stories around the campfire, while there’s a serial killer on the loose… You will laugh, you will cry and you might even need to bring spare underwear.

The Happiest People In The World – We are a heartfelt duo of non-scripted theatre. We explore relationships in an organic manner. Our stories and characters unfold, as Life does. Our show explores the nature of human existence and the search for Happiness. We put an emphasis on emotions, and silliness.

Improbotics, Ltd –“Improv is a feat no robot could ever reproduce”. Don’t you agree? You need to participate in our experiment. Welcome to the future… At Improbotics Ltd., we build bioengineered Cyborgs. Machines who are indistinguishable from humans, but whose words and thoughts are controlled by an artificial intelligence. This is a revolutionary entertainment machine who can disappear into a crowd of human performers. We are so confident in its skills that we will not reveal its identity: instead, we will let it take a Turing test and make you guess which one of the improvisers is a Cyborg. To make the challenge more interesting, one of the human improvisers, the Puppet, will also be remotely controlled… by another human. Neither the Puppet, nor the Cyborg, will know who is human after all. Come laugh with the machine as you attempt to solve the deception!

Nerd Salad present a variety of long-form formats and experimental shows. ‘A Stitch in Time’ – a short form game provides inspiration for a time-jumping long-form scene; ‘The Pretty Flower’ – one monoscene broken up by quick asides before returning to the main action; ‘Form 2’; using a suggestion to scene-paint, we aim to end up in the location we’ve created, rather than use it as a starting point. See No Improv, Hear No Improv, Speak No Improv – improvised theatre, with one member blindfolded, one member with with headphones, and one member who can’t speak..

5.30pm, The Nursery Theatre Broadgate, Liverpool Street, FREE!