Déjà vu

Déjà vu


2 players do a scene while the others are outside the room. When they re-enter, an audience member has 5 seconds to describe the scene that just happened. The next 2 players try to re-enact the last scene based on the description. Can be done again with another 2 players, or with a single player doing both parts.

Additional Tips for Playing

  • It’s fun to have lots going on in the first scene, so the recap is really fast and the second players have a lot to work with

Show Introduction

“This is called Déjà Vu. Two of our players are going to leave the room, the two who are left are going to do a scene. When the scene is finished the players who left will come back in. We’ll get someone from the audience to give a 5 second recap of the scene we just saw, and the players will do their version of the scene. To start the scene can I get a location?”


Brought to us by Sean McInerney, who we think learnt it at Second City.


This game is in the following categories:




Advancing / Bridging / Now / Cutting to the Chase

Short-Form Games


Subscribe to Our Newsletter

If you would like to receive our monthly newsletter containing helpful improv resources, casting calls for new shows and news about the UK improv scene please subscribe.

You can also follow us on our facebook groupfacebook page, twitter and instagram.

Hoopla are the UK’s first improv theatre and the UK’s biggest improv school with fun and friendly improv shows and classes every day of the week in London and across the UK. We provide fantastic ongoing performing opportunities to students from our courses and a warm, welcoming and supportive community to help make improv for everyone.



Share this article