“The variety and quality of the workshops/drop-ins is consistently excellent”
Just lots of scenes, and lots of ways of doing scenes
Improvisation is theatre without a script. Building characters, stories and scenes from nowhere. It is great fun to do, and very beneficial. Like a gym for the mind, it builds creativity, confidence and interpersonal skills.
And at the heart of any improv show are scenes. Two people pretending to be other people. The building block from which everything from the wackiest game to the most intricate improvised play are built. Without great scenes, there could be no show. This course gives you the skills to make them easy to play and delightful to watch!
During this course, you will be introduced to a set of tools that will enable you to confidently build and advance a scene, noticing what the scene needs, supporting your partner and confidently bringing your own ideas to the mix. Learn about establishing a reality, looking for and playing the unusual thing, initiating with character and from stimulus, reading and playing off your partner and what is there already, as well as how to delight in mime and spacework. Come learn to work with what’s there, add what is needed and let magic happen!
This course is suitable for beginning improvisers who are looking for a set of tools and for intermediate improvisers who want to revise and deepen their knowledge of core scenework skills.
“The Nursery really puts emphasis on connection and working together”
As part of this class, you will also perform at the Nursery Theatre, Broadgate on the 21st of April.
This course next takes place over six Thursdays from 7-10pm at the Nursery Training Centre, Capital House, 42 Weston Street, SE1 3QD and costs £149. You can book at the early bird price of £119.20 until one month before the class. We also offer diversity scholarships. Please note that course fees are non-refundable when paid.
This class is for those who have some improvisational experience. Maybe a course or two. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Teacher: Jules Munns
Jules 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 the UK 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 is Co-Artistic Director of the Nursery and has trained with teachers including Keith Johnstone, Patti Stiles, Mick Napier, Joe Bill, Rich and Rebecca Sohn, Jason Chin, David Razowsky and TJ Jagodowsky.