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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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Due to lockdown our real-life courses are now postponed until May 2021 onwards. We are giving anyone with a postponed booking unlimited free online drop-ins, so they can keep having fun with improv while they are waiting for real-life courses to start again. We’re emailing each course one by one and will be sending out[…]

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We’re currently doing the following things during our real-life shows to keep everyone safe. These may be relaxed as the year goes on following further advice from The Department of Culture, Media and Sport.   Reduced Audience Size We are reducing our audience capacity to mean we can maintain 2m social distancing.   Table Seating[…]

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We’re currently doing the following things during our real-life classes to keep everyone safe. These may be relaxed as the year goes on following further advice from The Department of Culture, Media and Sport.   Safety Checks on Arrival Please remember to not come to class if you have any of these symptoms: High temperature[…]

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Risk Assessment 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 for other improv companies and[…]

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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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This page is now out of date, please go to these links for more up to date info: >> Safety in classes >> Safety in shows >> Full booking flexibility >> Improv at 2m is still fun! >> Hoopla’s full risk assessment >> Government guidelines for performing arts     Previous update from 2nd April[…]

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