Dates: Every Tuesday for 8 weeks from Tuesday 7th February 2017. Performance on Wednesday 5th April 2017. FULLY BOOKED
Time: 7pm -
Price: £195. Either payable all at once or with an initial payment of £95 followed by the remaining £100 once the course starts.
Workshop Location: Kobi Nazrul Centre, 30 Hanbury Street, London, E1 6QR.
Tube: Liverpool Street.
Teacher: Phil Lunn.
Learn how to improvise songs and put them together into an improvised musical scenes, stories and games. 8 week course with a showcase performance at the end.
Learn improvised singing and musical improv in a fun and supportive environment. Topics include improvised singing, scenes into song, solos, duets, group singing, synchronised dancing, musical improv structure and improvised musical games, scenes and stories.
At the end there is a showcase performance at our improv comedy club in London Bridge.
Only suitable for people with previous improv experience. If you haven’t got previous improv experience it’s best to start with our beginners improv course first.
However you don’t need any singing experience to do this course! You don’t have to be able to sing to do this course!
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“You really rocked it as ever, and I have heard nothing but good from the participants. Once again, thanks again for a splendid series of workshops.” Gareth Mitchell, Lecturer, Science Communication, Imperial College.
“Inspiring, hilarious and richly rewarding. The workshop brightened up everyone's morning. The whole experience was a true pleasure and hugely helpful.”
The supportive atmosphere ensures that even complete beginners will have the confidence to grow their skills.”
“This introduction to improvisation will teach the skills you'll need to master scenes, stories and sketches in a relaxed environment.
“The workshop is supportive and collaborative and neatly strips out the expectation and nerves that result from comedic preparation.”
The Evening Standard
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"Just wanted to say how much I loved this course, it really got me passionate about improv again, trying out a completely new style. I really loved it and my friends said that the show was amazing!"
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Reviews & Testimonials
Phil is the musical director of Story Kitchen, one of our most popular regular shows at our Improv Comedy Club.
He's also previously been musical director of Music Box the Improvised Comedy Musical, including runs at The Edinburgh Fringe.
He's also worked with many other groups including The London Improvathon, The Maydays, Shotgun, Silly String Theory, Scrath, Crumbs, NewsRevue and several shows at The Edinburgh Fringe.
Phil also performs solo in his one man improvised cabaret Phil Lunn Is where he performs improvised songs as various characters. He regularly appears at international improv festivals around Europe.
"My jaw wouldn't leave the floor. Loved every single minute" — Swedish Improv Festival 2016
As Charlie Parker said about a different type of improvisation, "Master your instrument, master the music, then forget all that and just play." It's just as true for what we do.
Q: Do I have to have any experience of singing?
A: No, no previous singing experience needed whatsoever. You don’t need to be any good at singing to do this workshop.
Q: What comes after this course?
A: We have a variety of other Advanced Improv Courses that would be suitable.
Q: Who is this suitable for?
A: People with previous improv experience who want to learn and experiment with musical imrpov.
Q: How much improv or acting should I have done before doing this course?
A: You should have done our beginners improv course or a similar amount somewhere else. This course is not suitable for people new to improv.
Q: Where is the show?
A: The show takes place at The Horse & Stables, 124 Westminster Bridge Rd, London, SE1 7RW. The nearest tubes are Lambeth North and Waterloo.
Q: What if I can’t make every week?
A: As we’re forming a team over the course to do performances at the end it’s best not to miss more than one session over the course. If you think you’ll miss more than one sessions over the course please wait until another time to do the course. You won’t be able to do the show if you miss more than two sessions.
Q: What if I’m running late?
A: We’ll be starting each session at 7pm, but if you’re held up at work or whatnot please come along anyway, we’d rather you turned up late than miss a session. However you’ll get the most from the course if you’re there each week at 7pm.
Q: What’s the class size?
A: The group size is going to be limited to 14 people -
Q: Do I have to perform in the show at the end?
A: No. The show is optional, and you’ll still get loads out of the course without doing the show.
Q: Can I pay by instalments?
A: Yes. You can book and pay the £95 first instalment (non-