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Next Available Dates:


Saturday 19th May 2018 with Amy Cooke-Hodgson. >> BOOK NOW


Saturday 14th July 2018 with Chris Mead. >> BOOK NOW


Time: 11:30am - 4pm.

Price: £36.

Venue: Theatre Delicatessen, 1st Floor, 2 Finsbury Avenue, London, EC2M 2PP.

Tube: Liverpool Street, Moorgate or Bank.

Ages: 18+




Scenes Improv Classes


Intensive one day workshop focussing on improv scenes including listening, Yes And, spontaneity, platforms, relationship, and game of the scene.


Improvise more scenes than ever. You’ll be doing scene after scene, receiving some helpful feedback and exercises, and then doing more scenes, scenes and scenes so you can play and have some fun.


One day workshop aiming to make you awesome at improvising scenes.


If you haven’t done any improv or acting before it’s best to start with our Beginners Improv Course or Beginners Improv Class first.



Topics:


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, positivity, presence, reincorporating, letting go and having fun.


- Platforms/Building a Reality. Where / Character / Relationship.


- Going line by line, offering and accepting.


- Environment, Actions, Entrances, Exits.


- Building and Playing Relationship.


- Emotionally charged scenes.


- Spontaneous carefree scenes.


- Treating it like it’s real, be you in the moment.


- Spot and play the fun thing in the scene.


- Game of the Scene/Fun Pattern of the Scene.


- Be altered. Reacting to the unusual/fun thing.


- Exploring the fun thing of the scene.


- Justifying the fun thing of the scene.


- Accepting and incorporating mistakes.


- Focus and Group Scenes.


- Scene-work & Staging. Make scenes look cool.


- Scene Structure.


- Scene Clinic, focused on what you need.  


Improvise more scenes than ever. Practice & play. You’ll be doing scene after scene, receiving some helpful feedback, and then doing more scenes, scenes and scenes so you can really play with them and have some fun.


Next Available Dates:


Saturday 24th March 2018. >> BOOK NOW


Saturday 19th May 2018. >> BOOK NOW


Saturday 14th July 2018. >> BOOK NOW





FAQ


Q: Who is this suitable for?

A: People who’ve done some improv or acting before and want to focus on improvising scenes. 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, 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: Have you done this course before?

A: Yes. We’ve been doing it on a regular basis for over 4 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.


Next Available Dates:


Saturday 24th March 2018. >> BOOK NOW


Saturday 19th May 2018 with Amy Cooke-Hodgson. >> BOOK NOW


Saturday 14th July 2018 with Chris Mead. >> BOOK NOW

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"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.”

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“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


Reviews and Testimonials:



Amy Cooke-Hodgson







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Amy performs in the award winning Austentatious, the improvised Jane Austen Novel.


She has performed in sold out runs at both The Edinburgh Fringe and also London’s West End.


Austentatious are Chortle Award winners 2014.


“One of the most enjoyable 60 minutes on the Fringe”  - The Guardian.


★★★★★- The Times


Amy also performs with the Olivier award winning Showstoppers The Improvised Musical, Abandoman and Bumper Blyton the improvised Enid Blyton Adventure, Marcus Brigstocke’s ‘Unavailable for Comment’ & Voices in your Head.


Amy began her improv career with the Oxford Imps and performed in over 200 of their shows.


In addition to their weekly sell-out night, she performed in the Imps' long form musical shows, radio plays, toured the USA and was part of three 5* runs at the Edinburgh Festival.

Teacher: Chris Mead







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Chris has studied improv internationally at iO Chicago, The Annoyance Theater, The Magnet, Baby Wants Candy and The Hideout in Austin, TX.


He has also studied with teachers from Second City and UCB, and with veteran teams Baby Wants Candy, Beer Shark Mice, Dummy and Parallelogramophonograph.



He regularly performs with his sci-fi long-form team Project 2 and also Geekeasy, Destination and The Maydays.


He coaches The Science of Living Things, one of Hoopla’s most popular regular shows at The Miller, and a variety of other longform troupes in and around London.


Away from improv, Chris co-writes, performs and produces cult Doctor Who comedy podcast The Ood Cast, which attracts thousands of listeners worldwide.


Chris is the director of Faith, hope & gaffertape theatre company who work with young performers around the country to perform musicals and is a trustee of The Nursery Theatre.