Improv Beginners Course: Storytelling

28may7:00 pm9:30 pmImprov Beginners Course: Storytelling6 week course7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Event Details

  • Identify the emotional motor of the story
  • Keep stories simple and talk to an audience
  • Play characters that serve a story, but have their own life

Humans live, talk and navigate the world through stories and the Nursery’s storytelling module gives you the tools and skills to create and use them in your everyday life.

By learning story structures, techniques and hacks, you will connect scenes and characters in a way that is logical, fluid and satisfying to watch. You will make stories that are driven by emotion, putting your characters through highs and the lows. You will also learn to connect with your audience and charm them by just being yourself onstage.


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

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.

The teacher for this course is subject to change.

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£150 (£130 Earlybird)