51 shows this month in Birmingham, Coventry, Nottingham, Leicester & Northampton.
FRI 2ND – THE VICTORIA
On Wings: Do you like stand-up? Improv? Sketches? Love Stories? This has all four.
SAT 3RD/SUN 4TH – THE OLD JOINT STOCK
The MMORPG Show: Improvised comedy plus tabletop gaming combines to create adventure and absurdity.
WEDS 7TH – CHERRY REDS
Freewheelers: Experimental theatre from musical group Baron Sternlook and Sheffield duo Between Us.
THURS 8TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH
Fat Penguin Improv: Show featuring the house team Bunkum Factory and special guest Mickey Sharma.
THURS 15TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH
Fat Penguin Improv: The house team Bunkum Factory will amuse and delight along with stand up comedian Alex Black.
MON 19TH – BLUE ORANGE THEATRE
Box Of Frogs: Monthly show in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter with all your favourite improv games. Absolutely free – ‘laugh, or your money back!’
WEDS 21ST – THE VICTORIA
The Kneejerks: A night of comedy and theatre, featuring sketches and scenes and all completely free.
THURS 22ND – ORT CAFE
Yes And, Minister: The general election comedy show, where the audience votes for policies and sees how they impact future Britain. Part of “What A Nice Night”.
THURS 22ND – PATRICK KAVANAGH
Fat Penguin Improv: The house team Bunkum Factory will amuse and delight along with stand up comedian Mark Vigil.
FRI 23RD – ROSIES
Jumprov: Comedy, games, music & entertainment from the UK’s first diverse improv group. Part of “That Friday Feeling”.
FRI 9TH – ESQUIRES COFFEE
Coventry Improv: A free family friendly evening of improvised sketches and games.
THURS 1ST/FRI 2ND – NOTTINGHAM NEW THEATRE
And Another Thing!: What do you always wish you had told somebody? An entire one-act play created each night by the University Of Nottingham Improv Society.
SAT 3RD – NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE
Consenting Partners: The UK’s longest running two-person improvised show.
MON 5TH/TUES 6TH – NOTTINGHAM NEW THEATRE
Wishful Thinking: Actors, writers & directors combine to supply a pantomime with no script. All profits donated to CoppaFeel.
THURS 8TH – THE MALT CROSS
Gorilla Burger: Theatre karaoke where you can be the star. Or you can just sit back and enjoy an evening of unplanned, uncensored improv comedy.
FRI 23RD – NATIONAL JUSTICE MUSEUM
Order!: See performers put on trial for your misdeeds, with the audience deciding the punishment for the crime. Part of Light Night.
WEDS 28TH – THE ANGEL MICROBREWERY
Smash Night: Multiple acts spontaneously turn suggestions into scenes and stories bound to be breath-taking and bloody hilarious.
THURS 8TH – UPSTAIRS AT THE WESTERN
Rhymes Against Humanity: See what happens when the audience pick the title of a brand new musical & it gets created immediately for them.
FRI 9TH – FIREBUG
The MMORPG Show: Every show is different. Every choice has a consequence. And every step of the fantasy adventure will involve a d20.
SAT 10TH – UPSTAIRS AT THE WESTERN
The Same Faces: Scenes, games, songs and one-liners, all made up on the spot.
SAT 10TH – PETER PIZZERIA
Darren Walsh: The UK Pun Champion & Joke Of The Fringe winner shares his off the cuff wordplay.
SAT 10TH – FIREBUG
Silent Comedy: A silent disco of humour. Two stand ups perform simultaneously, and you choose who to listen to.
SUN 11TH – SUE TOWNSEND THEATRE
Austentatious: The famous West End show comes to the Leicester Comedy Festival. An improvised Jane Austen novel with a title suggested by the audience.
SUN 11TH – PETER PIZZERIA
Punel Show: A new panel game focussed on puns and general silliness.
SUN 11TH – THE CRITERION
Russell Hicks: A stand up who will talk about whatever he wants, as fast as he can, for an hour.
MON 12TH – UPSTAIRS AT THE WESTERN
Tom Young’s Daft Conversation: An hour of comedy and chat with Rob Kemp, creator of the cult hit “The Elvis Dead”
TUES 13TH…THURS 22ND – VARIOUS
Nicholas Holt Does Improv At Every Venue: Humour and dancing combine in this tour of multiple venues of the Leicester Comedy Festival.
THURS 15TH/FRI 16TH – LEICESTER CURVE
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical: The truly amazing Olivier-Award winning show brings spontaneous singing to the Midlands once more.
THURS 15TH/FRI 16TH – MANHATTEN 34
Sidekick: Some people aren’t life’s heroes. Comedy show is about the Dr Watsons and Barney Rubbles of life.
FRI 16TH – BREWDOG
Happily Never After: Tim Burton style horror musical from The Maydays, Brighton’s best improv group.
SAT 17TH – FIREBUG
Bitchelors: Anna Morris plays four different characters at the Woman Of The Year awards. Who wins? You decide.
MON 19TH – UPSTAIRS AT THE WESTERN
The Same Faces: “Uncle Armando” show where the group perform scenes inspired by comedian Naz Osmanoglu.
THURS 22ND – UPSTAIRS AT THE WESTERN
The Clones: Two leading lights from Nottingham’s improv scene create an unforgettable show.
THURS 22ND/FRI 23RD – KNIGHT & GARTER
Improv Provocateur: Four different performers compete every night playing improvised comedy games.
FRI 23RD/SAT 24TH – PETER PIZZERIA
Crime Scene Improvisation: Following a five-star sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, see this rip-roaring crime comedy made up on the spot.
SAT 24TH – PETER PIZZERIA
Darren Walsh: The UK Pun Champion & Joke Of The Fringe winner returns with more interactive wordplay.
SAT 24TH – HANSOM HALL
Spontaneous Sherlock: Award winning show from Edinburgh, a Holmes mystery with live Victorian musical accompaniment.
SUN 25TH – UPSTAIRS AT THE WESTERN
Improv Smackdown: Eight of the country’s best improvisers go head to head to find the best performer. Who will be crowned champion?
SAT 24TH – THE BLACK PRINCE
The Same Faces: Monthly Northampton show, taking ideas from you to make brilliant comedy sketches live on stage.
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