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Here’s a handy guide for Hoopla teachers about safety checks and teaching tips during physically-distanced times. We’ve made this post public so other improvisers and groups can also use it if they find it helpful. This guide is based on the following: >> Hoopla’s Full Risk Assessment >> Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport’s[…]

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Hoopla’s purpose is to bring the joy of improv to everyone. We aim to make improv fun, friendly, sociable, open and accessible to all. We’re aiming to not only keep improv fun while social distancing is still in place, but to make it MORE FUN than it ever was before! We’re improvisers, we can adapt,[…]

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We have introduced changes like bigger rehearsal rooms, smaller class sizes and physically distanced games to make sure all of our classes and shows are safe, while also working hard to make sure socially-distanced improv is still fun, friendly and playful! We also offer full flexibility on bookings to give you peace of mind when[…]

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Reduced Audience Size We are reducing our audience capacity to mean we can maintain 2m social distancing.   Table Seating The surprised benefit of social distancing – you now have a table to put your drink! Households/bubbles/groups that book together can be seated together.   Improved Cleaning Venue including all surfaces are thoroughly cleaned before[…]

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We have followed government guidance to make sure all of our classes and shows are covid-secure, while also working hard to make sure socially-distanced improv is still fun, friendly and playful! We also offer full flexibility on bookings to give you peace of mind when planning ahead.   Safety Checks on Arrival Please remember to[…]

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Government safety guidelines applied to real-life impro. Introduction This article only applies to England as people in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have different guidelines. This article outlines when real-life impro could legally come back following current government guidelines and what safety guidelines improv would have to follow when coming back. This article is free[…]

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Blog by Liam Brennan, teacher with Hoopla Impro. Liam is teaching an Online Performing Course starting on Monday 11th May 2020.  As the worldwide improv community continues to make its exodus on to the online domain, day by day more discoveries are being made about the pitfalls and opportunities that our new medium presents. While many[…]

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Kicking off the Hoopla Impro Podcast is the incomparable Monica Gaga! Monica is an improviser, facilitator, scripted actor and performer with Derek’s Mojo and Do The Right Scene to name but a few. For those who haven’t witnessed it, Monica is also one of the finest hosts of a comedy night you’re likely to see.[…]

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Keith Johnstone

Blog by Steve Roe, Director of Hoopla Impro Book referenced is “Impro, improvisation and the theatre” by Keith Johnstone. This blog refers to pages 27-32 only! More coming soon as we work through the week. You can also check out notes from Day 1 of Keith Johnstones’s Impro. At Hoopla we’re exploring a different book[…]

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Keith Johnstone

Blog by Steve Roe, Director of Hoopla Impro Book referenced is “Impro, improvisation and the theatre” by Keith Johnstone. This blog refers to the first 27 pages of the book only! More coming soon as we work through the week. At Hoopla we’re exploring a different book each week as inspiration for our online drop-ins. Each[…]

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Scenes Workshop Hoopla

A quick guide to Game of the Scene Blog from Liam Brennan, who is running Hoopla’s Game of the Scene Course online during lockdown. Game of the Scene is a great way to improvise scenes that look like honed sketches to your audience. So what is Game of the Scene? It’s a repeated pattern of[…]

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