Online Intro to Narrative Improv Course

07jan7:30 pmOnline Intro to Narrative Improv Course7:30 pm

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Level: experienced

Humans are creatures of story. We see and create stories everywhere, and they are a core part of how we improvise. We establish characters, put them through hell and see what happens. That is part of how our brains work.

But creating a narrative without losing the fun can be one of the most challenging things in improvisation. Balancing consistency of characters, the logic of the world and the desire for a ‘pay-off’ can make it hard to hold on to the relaxed sense of play that made improv delightful in the first place.

In this course, our experienced improvisers will help you to explore narrative improv in simple, bitesize units. Through simple exercises and scene combinations, you will learn to build and explore a world, letting the narrative emerge rather than pushing it. You will use your narrative instincts, create enjoyable scenes and enjoy the journey rather than trying to fit to a specific structure.

Course Syllabus Includes:

Building a world

Using a genres to explore different narrative styles

Being obvious and trusting your instincts

Protagonists, antagonists and the ever-helpful sidekicks

Scenes that serve your story

Min. participants 6, max. participants 12.

If we have to cancel the event due to low numbers, we will do this with 24hours notice (and you will receive a warning 48 hours before the course if this looks likely).

This experienced course runs every Thursday evening from 7th January to 11th February, 7.30 pm-9.30 pm GMT

Experienced (18 months+) A class for skilful players, especially those who have finished improv training programmes at your school and are looking to widen your horizons. These classes will make the assumption that you are comfortable performing longform improvisation and will push you. 

Whatever the level of ability required, all of our classes are safe, supportive environments led by our experienced teachers. Please email us if you are unsure whether a class is suitable for you. If you sign up for a class inappropriate to your level the Nursery/Maydays reserved the right to remove you from the class without refund.


(Thursday) 7:30 pm GMT


Jonah Fazel is a veteran character actor, Theatremaker and Television presenter who trained at Royal Central school of Speech and Drama. He has trained in multiple improvisational styles and has been teaching improvisation for over a decade. He is a professor of improvisation at The University of Creative Arts and guest lecturers at many UK drama schools.

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