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    from Do the Right Scene and Hoopla

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special delivery

Do The Right Scene's and Hoopla's monthly show for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic improvisers! Now performing WEEKENDS on Hoopla's main-stage!

Hoopla and the Do The Right Scene team bring you Special Delivery, a monthly night showcasing the best POC improvisers and comedians in London!

Do The Right Scene are a fast-paced improv group comprised of Black improvisers, sketch performers, stand-ups and character comedians with credits on Radio 4, Comedy Central, BBC 3 and BBC1.

They are joined each month by special guests comprised of London’s best BIPOC/BAME improvisers and the Crash Landing Improv team made of newcomers from the DTRS improv workshop that day – a baptism by fire!

This has been running for almost three years and is part of Hoopla and Do The Right Scene’s ongoing drive to improve the numbers of black, asian and minority ethnic people in improv and comedy.

Regular performers include Monica Gaga (Hoopla’s main-stage host), Tai Campbell (BBC Comedy Writer’s Room Winner) and Athena Kugblenu (BBC New Comedy Award Finalist) and students and teachers from across Hoopla’s courses.

This is more than just a show. The team have built up an entire community of BAME improvisers that are now connecting to the wider comedy and TV industry. This includes recent BBC3 sketches written, directed and starring Tai Campbell from the Do The Right Scene and filmed at Hoopla that have received millions of views and fantastic reviews.

Many of the performers at Do The Right Scene and teachers with Crash Landing workshops have credits writing and performing on BBC1, BBC3, Radio 4, The Guilty Feminist, TED talks and more.

Hoopla work with the team and community to help cast all of our shows across all of our nights and to recruit teachers to bring greater diversity to the wider improv scene.

now performing weekends!

Hot news just in!!!

Do The Right Scene’s Special Delivery night is now officially a Hoopla main-stage Friday night show and will be performing monthly on Friday’s with a full night of shows plus after party as soon as lockdown allows!

Do The Right Scene is going mainstream!!!

upcoming shows

Dates: Monthly on Fridays. Exact dates confirmed once lockdown for comedy clubs is over.

Times: 8pm – 10pm plus after party. Doors open 7:30pm.

Ages: 18+

Venue: Hoopla at The Miller, 96 Snowsfields Road, London Bridge, SE1 3SS.

Listings also announced at our improv theatre page.

get involved!

Hoopla and the Do the Right Scene team also run monthly Crash Landing improv workshops where BAME performers can practice together and go on to perform at the Do the Right Scene nights.

You can also find out more about Do the Right Scene’s Special Delivery shows and Crash Landing workshops on the Do The Right Scene facebook page facebook.com/DoTheRightScene or you can email DTRScomedy@gmail.com or shows@hooplaimpro.com to get involved.

When you’re too scared to say black (BBC3)

Written, directed and starring Tai Campbell from Do the Right Scene, Crash Landing and Hoopla.

Featuring improvisers from across the Do the Right Scene and Hoopla team.

Over 2.5 million views on facebook.

When you’re the only black guy (BBC3)

Written, directed and starring Tai Campbell from Do the Right Scene, Crash Landing and Hoopla.

Featuring improvisers from across the Do the Right Scene and Hoopla team. Filmed at Hoopla’s improv theatre in London Bridge.

Over 2 million views on facebook.

The Black Women Transforming London's Improv Theatre Scene

Hoopla and Do the Right Scene in Black Ballad Magazine

“Improv can be transformative and thanks to the work of a few dedicated black women, the scene is opening up and becoming more inclusive.

Along this journey, I’ve watched some phenomenal black female improvisers who are part of Do The Right Scene (formerly known as a Nu Z Land), a black improvisation troupe for African, mixed race and African Caribbean performers. Do The Right Scene hold monthly workshops for BAME players known as Crash Landing followed by Special Delivery, a performance at Hoopla London. Stumbling upon a BAME improv night was encouraging as somebody new to the scene, as I was able to watch experienced performers who looked like me and whose content was often more relatable than the main circuit.”

 

>> Read full article at Black Ballad Magazine

 

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