Date: Saturday 16th September 2017. >> BOOK NOW
Time: 11:30am -
Teacher: Suki Webster.
Venue: Theatre Delicatessen, 2 Finsbury Avenue, London, EC2M 2PP.
Tube: Moorgate, Liverpool Street or Bank.
Date: Saturday 30th September 2017. >> BOOK NOW
Time: 11:30am -
Teacher: Steve Roe.
Venue: Capital House, 6th Floor, 42 Weston Street, London, SE1 3QD.
Tube: London Bridge.
Intensive one day workshop focussing on improvising comedic characters.
Improvise more characters than you’ve ever done in your life. Get away from your default characters and open up some new characters you haven’t experienced before. Games and techniques for improvising fun believable characters from scratch.
One day class aiming to make you awesome at improvising characters.
We’re now doing two character workshops in September because it’s our favourite workshop!
We will be covering some of the following on the day, the exact topics vary from workshop to workshop:
Exact topics vary from workshop to workshop as we adapt our teaching to each group.
Q: Who is this suitable for?
A: People who’ve done some improv or acting before and want to focus on improvising characters. 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: Have you done this course before?
A: Yes. We’ve been doing it on a regular basis for over 8 years.
Q: Will you be doing it again?
A: Yes, please see dates above for confirmed dates and we’ll also announce future dates on our twitter, facebook and email list.
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: What follow up classes are there?
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Reviews and Testimonials:
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.
Steve Roe is the co-
Steve creates a friendly, fun & supportive atmosphere in workshops where people are free to play and be themselves.
Steve has experience of teaching beginners, experienced improvisers, stand ups, drama school students and professional actors.
He has also taught improv at Imperial College London, East 15 Drama School and Oxford University, and to various corporate clients including Comedy Central, Apple, BBC and ITV.
In 2010 Steve founded the UK’s first ever improvised comedy club at The Miller in London Bridge, helping to create a vibrant community of performers and audience.
Hoopla’s Improv Comedy Club was recently recommended by Time Out, The Daily Telegraph The Evening Standard and The Londonist.
Steve has studied improv with Keith Johnstone, Charna Halpern from IO, Patti Styles from Improv Melbourne, Shawn Kinley from Loose Moose, The Annoyance, The Upright Citizens Brigade, Fooling with Jonathan Kay and Clown with Mick Barnfather.
Steve performs with Story Kitchen TheatreSports and Music Box and regularly hosts Hoopla’s nights at The Miller, as well as performing, producing and directing various groups across the London improv scene.
He continues to support countless other shows that have popped up from Hoopla workshops and is influential in growing the UK’s improv scene.