Improv Beginners Course: Character

16apr7:00 pm9:30 pmImprov Beginners Course: Character6 week course7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Event Details

  • Notice and build on ideas already in the scene
  • Support the intentions of other players
  • Work towards and identify the point of change in a scene

Do you struggle to play characters apart from yourself? Do you feel restricted by the bounds of your own personality? Do you think you just aren’t funny?

In this module, you will learn to use language playfully and easily, isolating what is fun in the scene and finding how humour doesn’t need to be effortful but comes naturally if you relax. In this course, you will find the joy and simplicity in noticing and using what is already happening and how it makes you funnier and more present. You will learn to listen closely and intently and respond to exactly what is happening in the scene.


The Nursery style of improv is founded on an emotional, theatrical style of play. You don’t have to be an actor to play like this, though it might make you into one! We believe that everyone can be an artist and it will add to your life whether you are a programmer, a nurse, a homemaker, a student or none of the above! You don’t have to have any experience of comedy, theatre or any art-form to begin. The Nursery improv courses will help with your creativity, confidence and performance skills. You will meet new people and have a tonne of fun!

At the Nursery, we are heavily influenced by the emotional truth of iO (Chicago, IL), the delight and theatricality of the Hideout (Austin, TX) and the freewheeling play of Will Luera’s freeform as performed in Boston and more recently in Florida.


The course costs £150 (or a £130 early bird price if bought at least two weeks before the first session) for six evenings 7-9:30 pm. We also offer diversity scholarships for those who are underrepresented in the improvisation community or who would be unable to afford the course.

You can pay for this course in one chunk in full. If you are not able to do this and would like to secure your place with a non-refundable deposit, please email


(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


The Nursery Training Centre

6th floor Capital House, 42 Weston Street


Jules Munns is one of the UK’s most active and prolific improvisation performers and teachers. Since graduating from the Guildhall School in 2008, he has performed with groups including Silly String Theory, Sitting in a Tin Can, the Maydays, Music Box and Impromptu Shakespeare. His two-person show Ten Thousand Million Love Stories has toured globally and Jules has performed in theatres and at festivals around the world including in Finland, Germany, Pakistan, Spain, Portugal, Canada and the US. Jules is co-artistic director of the Nursery and the founder of Slapdash International, London’s longest running festival of improvisation. He has trained with teachers including Keith Johnstone, Patti Stiles, Mick Napier, Joe Bill, Rich and Rebecca Sohn, Jason Chin, David Razowsky and TJ Jagodowsky.

For this course the teacher is subject to change.

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£150 (£130 Earlybird)