Online Over-50s Beginners Improv Course

31aug10:00 amOnline Over-50s Beginners Improv CourseLevel: Open10:00 am

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This open course runs every Monday for 6 weeks from 31st August to 5th October, 10am-12pm BST / GMT+1

Open – A class for anyone, regardless of their improv experience. Although more experienced players are of course welcome, the content does not require any prior improv knowledge.

This 6-week class is an opportunity to try improvised comedy and theatre, focusing on your experiences, needs and skills, as an older person. What do we mean by older people? That’s up to you; you can, of course, do any of our courses, but if you fancy learning improv with your peers then this could be perfect for you.

We’ll teach the basics of improv comedy – collaboration, commitment, listening and supporting each other – in a gentle and fun way. You don’t need any prior knowledge of improvisation or drama, and there’s no pressure to be funny. But you will be.

As the course progresses, you’ll get better at thinking on your feet, making quick decisions, and the most important part of all: it doesn’t matter if you don’t get it right. Mistakes are opportunities to make something new and brilliant.


I don’t understand Zoom!

No problem, we’ll be in contact before the course starts to arrange a session to go through the basics.

I can’t come up with ideas quickly

You don’t have to – everyone learns at their own pace, and all you have to do is be you, listen and respond.


(Monday) 10:00 am BST


Jen Rowe trained at ACT Brighton and has regularly taught there, as well as Brighton ICT, and Chichester Festival Theatre LEAP programme. Her credits include dreamthinkspeak (Underground) and Brighton Fringe ’19 Best Play winner, Clean. She has toured with The Foundry Group, played in the Shakespeare’s Globe ‘Read Not Dead’ series, and performed numerous Shakespeares at Brighton Open Air Theatre. She is an actor, voiceover artist, writer and teacher, having worked with the BAFTA nominated Treason Show Productions and, among other street theatre, was a hula-hooping, crash-helmet-wearing starlet walkabout act for Twisted Dreams. As an improviser, she has toured with Fluxx, performs with Impromptu Shakespeare and The Concept, and plays two-person improv (Two Seats Four Cheeks) with Lloydie James Lloyd, when they’re in the same city. She has trained with Secondcity and Annoyance, teaches Improv for Creative Writing and is currently researching her next show. Her recent solo play in 2019, “Tiptree: No-one else’s damn secret but my own” was described by Fringereview as… ‘a fascinating biography well worth knowing, convincingly acted and eloquently written.

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