Amy Cooke-Hodgson

A special one-off course with Amy Cooke-Hodgson from the award winning Austentatious! Ninja skills to help make you a professional improviser!

Each season we invite in a special guest teacher and give them total creative freedom to teach experienced improvisers the skills they need to take things to a professional level.

And this season we have……..Amy Cooke-Hodgson from Austentatious!

Austentatious is one of the most successful improv shows in the world with regular shows on the West End, multiple sold out runs at The Edinburgh Fringe and its own BBC Radio 4 series and it is also the winner of the Chortle comedy award!

Amy will be leading a course on “ninjaprov”, giving training to become a highly skilled improviser so you know how to best serve a scene or show and become the ultimate improv ninja.

You’ll be holding all the cards (comedy, pathos, emotion, plot moves, drama, side-kicking, narrative) and knowing when to play them to make any show awesome and professional. Over the course you’ll putting all these skills together into improvised long-form narratives, all directed by one of the best improvisers in the country.

Most of all Amy will be working on giving you on what you need in the moment to bring out the best improv in you. This is a great chance to work with one of the best improv teachers and directors in the country.

This course will have more feedback than normal Hoopla courses. It is not for beginners, you must have previous long-form experience to take part. It is designed for people who are open to feedback and ongoing development to make their shows as professional as possible.

dates, time, location

Dates: Every Tuesday for 8 weeks from Tuesday 21st January 2020.

Time: 7pm – 9:30pm each week.

Price: £230. Either payable all at once or £100 at time of booking and £130 when the course starts.

Teacher: Amy Cooke-Hodgson, plus guest teacher on week 3.

Workshop Location: PQA Studios, 242 Pentonville Rd, Kings Cross, London, N1 9JY.

Tube: King’s Cross.

This course will have more feedback than normal Hoopla courses. It is not for beginners, you must have previous long-form experience to take part. It is designed for people who are open to feedback and ongoing development to make their shows as professional as possible.

Amy Cooke-Hodgson

Amy performs in Austentatious the improvised Jane Austen Novel.

Austentatious is the most successful improv show in the UK, with regular shows on the West End, multiple sold out runs at The Edinburgh Fringe, its own BBC Radio 4 series and the winner of the Chortle comedy award.

“A potboiler of a parody, joyously performed” – The Times
“One of the most enjoyable 60 minutes on the Fringe” – The Guardian

She also directs and performs in the Fringe sell-out show Bumper Blyton the improvised Enid Blyton adventure, and is the director of new Hoopla house team Bollyprov the improvised Bollywood musical.

Previously Amy also performed with the Olivier award winning Showstoppers the Improvised Musical, Abandoman and The Oxford Imps.

Recent stage credits include the Queen in the UK première of lost Cole Porter musical Jubilee, a nine-month run as the bar maid in Opera Up Close’s Olivier Award-winning La Bohème, Betty in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!, Kim in Personals, Ida in Honk! and Catherine in Proof.

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