Casting Calls

We post casting calls for our new shows on this page and also through Twitter (@HooplaImpro) and Facebook page (HooplaImpro) and Facebook group (Hoopla Impro People). We are aiming to start at least two new groups per season to continue to provide amazing performance opportunities for people who have done course with us, to grow new shows from scratch and grow the improv scene in exciting new directions.



We’re forming a team for an ongoing musical short- form show! There will be improvised scenes into song, mini-musicals, rap battles, improvised mini-operas, improvised choirs, and lots of musical improv games classic and new. Most of all you will gradually be developing a really fun show for a mainstream audience.

We’re looking for both improvisers AND musicians.

Hoopla will cover rehearsal room hire, teacher fees, marketing costs and fully support the show with lots of performance slots and promo at our venue. So this is a great opportunity to rehearse and perform regularly as part of a committed team.


The show is directed by Phil Lunn who has been running our musical improv course for years, performs internationally in his solo musical improv show Phil Lunn Is… and has previously been musical director of both News Revue and Music Box and more.

Who we are looking for

Improvisers with experience of improvised singing. Please don’t apply if you don’t have previous improvised singing experience or are not confident singing on stage in front of an audience. If you don’t have experience of improvised singing it might be better to look at our musical improv course instead.

We are also looking for musicians who Phil could train up in improvised music to support the show. The idea is to build up a great team of improvisers, singers and musicians working together as one team to create a great new show.

Audition Dates

There is a choice of 2 audition dates:

Monday 10th September 2018, 7pm

Monday 17th September 2018, 7pm

Auditions will be held at The Kobi Nazrul Centre, 30 Hanbury Street, London, E1 6QR (Liverpool Street tube).

Rehearsal Dates:

All rehearsals are 7pm – 9pm at The Kobi Nazrul Centre, 30 Hanbury Street, London, E1 6QR (Liverp0ol Street tube).

You will need to be able to attend at least 5 of the 6 rehearsals and first rehearsal is essential. People not at rehearsals won’t be able to do the shows directly after the missed rehearsal. Cast members who regularly miss rehearsals or are late will be asked to leave the group, so please only apply if you can be reliable for rehearsals.

Monday 1st October 2018

Monday 15th October 2018

Monday 29th October 2018

Monday 12th November 2018

Monday 26th November 2018

Monday 10th December 2018

Show Dates:

You will be part of our new weekly Thursday night of the new house teams we are developing. We’ve already started two new teams this year and will be developing more over the rest of this season. We’ll start with short shows so you can build up experience gradually, and then gradually build up to longer shows over the season.

You don’t have to be able to make all shows, as we will have a large enough cast to cover these shows.

Thursday 4th October 2018

Thursday 11th October 2018

Thursday 18th October

Thursday 15th November

Thursday 22nd November

Thursday 29th November

Thursday 6th December

Thursday 13th December

Saturday 15th December

After Christmas

If the shows have worked out and we have a regularly rehearsing committed team we will potentially extend the show with fortnightly rehearsals and shows ongoing after Christmas.

Money Things

The shows are free to the audience so this run is unpaid so is to be done for fun and experience only. Hoopla will cover rehearsal room hire, teaching fees and marketing costs so there shouldn’t be any cost to the performers.

To Apply for Audition:

Application deadline is by 10pm Thursday 6th September 2018.

Please email with:

– Your name.
– Your email address and telephone number.
– 1-2 paragraphs of your improv, singing, musical or acting training.
– 1-2 paragraphs of your improv performing experience.
– Your preferred audition date.
– Acting CV (if you have one).
– Spotlight or Casting Call Pro link (if you have one).


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