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Date: Saturday 11th November 2017. >> BOOK NOW

Time: 11:30am - 4pm.

Price: £38.

Teacher: Suki Webster

Venue: The Nursery, Capital House, 6th Floor, 42 Weston Street, London, SE1 3QD.

Tube: London Bridge.


Being Bold & Scenes with Suki Webster

First half:

Being Bold and Taking More Risks in improv. Useful if you find yourself stuck in your head, stuck on the side of the stage or being nervous when improvising. How to connect to the carefree joy of improvising.

Second half:

Improvising scenes from one word in the style of Suki’s hit show One Word, recently performed alongside Eddie Izzard at The Palace Theatre.

Suki is one of the most experienced improvisers in the country, performing with The Comedy Store Players, Paul Merton’s Impro Chums, Radio 4’s Just a Minute and a recent return to the West End with Eddie Izzard’s One Word Improv.


Exact topics vary from workshop to workshop as we adapt to the group, and will include a selection of the following:

- Fun, silly and playful warm ups.

- Core improv skills including listening, agreement, yes and, spontaneity, being obvious.

- Getting over your internal editor.

- Being physical to get out of your head.

- Being bold.

- Taking risks.

- Making brave offers.

- Improving body language.

- Improvising scenes.

- Using one word as inspiration.

Most of all having fun improvising and not worrying about it!


Teacher: Suki Webster

Suki performs with The Comedy Store Players and Paul Merton’s Impro Chums, two of the most successul impro shows in the country.

She also performs in Guest Speaker, one of Hoopla’s most popular shows.

Radio credits include BBC Radio 4’s Just a Minute and The Impro Musical on BBC Radio 2.

Recently she appeared in the West End run of One Word Improv with Eddie Izzard, Stephen Frost and Neil Mullarkey.

Suki also appeared in Keith Johnstone’s Lifegame at The National Theatre with Improbable Theatre Company.

Writing credits include The Birth of Hollywood for BBC 2, and Paul Merton’s Weird and Wonderful World of Early Cinema.

She regularly tours internationally with Paul Merton’s Impro Chums.

“A masterful demonstration of improvised comedy” The Daily Telegraph

“Every year they bring the house down… a testimony to their brilliance and consistency…you could see this every night and never tire of it” Mirror.

“These are masters of their craft and there wasn’t a dull moment . Terrific fun” – Manchester Evening News.


Q: Who is this suitable for?

A: People who’ve done some improv or acting before and want to focus on improvising short-form games and performance games in the style of The Comedy Store Players. If you haven’t done any improv or acting before it’s best to start with our Beginners Improv Course first or Beginners Improv Class.

Q: What follow up classes are there?

A: You might also be interested in our Character workshop, Narrative workshop, Scenes Workshop, or our longer Performance Improv Course or Long Form Course.

Q: How big is the class size?

A: About 14 people, we find this works as it’s big enough to create a fun atmosphere but small enough that you get lots of time to play with each exercises.

Q: Is there a lunch break?

A: Yes there’s a lunch break around 1:30pm and also a few smaller breaks over the day.

Q: Will you be doing it again?

A: Maybe. Please see dates above for confirmed dates and we’ll also announce any future dates on our twitter, facebook and email list.


“If improvisation floats your boat you should head to Hoopla. There’s fewer better ways to see what spur-of-the-moment comedy London has to offer.”

The Londonist

“Great improv workshop with @hooplaimpro couldn't stop smiling from beginning until end!”


“Thank you for an awesome session this eve. Haven't laughed this much on a Monday eve for years :-)” @SarasmithsVO

“Have I mentioned that I’m Learning Improv with @hooplaimpro and it is the best thing ever? Because I am and it is.”


"The workshop was just so much fun with an amazing teacher."

Joëlle Sarrailh

“My imagination has been given a serious workout this weekend with the @hooplaimpro course.”


“The workshop is supportive and collaborative and neatly strips out the expectation and nerves that result from comedic preparation.”

The Evening Standard

The supportive atmosphere ensures that even complete beginners will have the confidence to grow their skills.”

Time Out

“This introduction to improvisation will teach the skills you'll need to master scenes, stories and sketches in a relaxed environment.

“Thanks for the workshop. All the feedback has been extremely positive! The team loved it!”

PR Manager, Comedy Central

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