The Carousel feat. Nerd Salad/The Verbs/Improbotics Ltd/The Right Kind of Trouble

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:

The Verbs are they Nursery’s house team, performing longform in the Nursery style- grounded, organic, connected. We are also a musical group, bursting into song when moved to do so. Our show is a musical Harold, with lots of scenes and songs all loosely woven together with themes and characters.

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..

The Right Kind Of Trouble are a mischievous group of nine who formed during our training at Monkey Toast. They inject a massive dose of mischief into the long form ‘Slacker’ and are excited to bring our big characters and general irreverence back to The Nursery.

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!


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