Learn to improvise a dream-based musical long-form show, inspired by one of London's most popular groups The Dreamweaver Quartet.
Dreamweaver Quartet is an improvised musical comedy group that delves into the hidden meanings and surreal workings of our dreams.
They take the weirdest dreams submitted by audience members and weave them into disjointed musical narratives set in surreal far off lands, where up is down and down is left.
Dreamweaver Quartet will make your wildest dreams come true…and make you laugh whilst doing it!
And now for one season only they are at Hoopla with a brand new course teaching what they do!
You’ll be learning about improvised singing, unusual harmonies, vocal landscapes, musical counterpoint, dream analysis, experimental musical theatre, physical theatre and more, and then putting it all together into an improvised dream based musical show!
dates, time, location
Dates: Every Thursday for 8 weeks from Thursday 21st January 2021, plus show Saturday 13th March. SOLD OUT
Time: 7pm – 9pm each week.
Price: £250. Either payable all at once or £100 at time of booking and £150 when the course starts.
Teacher: James Witt plus a musician and additional Dreamweaver cast members.
Workshop Location: Theatre Delicatessen Studios, 2 Finsbury Avenue, off Whitecross Place, London, EC2M 2PP.
Tube: Liverpool Street or Moorgate.
Covid-19 Safety & Flexibility
We have booked large spacious rehearsal rooms and have kept class sizes low to ensure 2 metre distancing can stay in place. We have also redesigned games to make sure physically-distanced improv is still fun, friendly and playful! We also offer full flexibility on bookings to give you peace of mind when planning ahead.
Main teacher: James Witt
Plus extra Dreamweaver teachers tbc!
James is co-director of Dreamweaver Quartet.
He trained in Musical Theatre at Guildford School of Acting and Drama at the University of Birmingham.
He founded Dreamweaver Quartet in 2017 and has rapidly grown it to be one of London’s most popular improv shows.
Other credits include NewsRevue, Music Box, Newsical, Shakespeare for Breakfast, Story Kitchen, News Revue and hit Edinburgh show Brexit the Musical as Boris Johnson.
TV and film credits include Secret Diary of a Call Girl, The Infidel, White Teeth and Murder in Mind and also appearing as comedy idol Eric Morecambe in commercials.
In addition, James regularly teaches, performs and writes satirical short films with Hoopla.
- Improvised singing.
- Unusual harmonies.
- Vocal landscapes.
- Musical counterpoint.
- Dream analysis.
- Dream based narrative.
- Experimental musical theatre.
- Physical theatre.
- Putting it all together into an improvised dream based musical show!
We have followed government guidance to make sure all of our classes 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.
For additional FAQs please see list below:
Who is this suitable for?
People with previous improv or acting experience course who want to learn about improvised singing and the Dreamweaver show.
Do I need previous singing or improvised singing experience?
No. Just previous improv experience.
How much improv or acting should I have done before doing this course?
You should have done at least our Level 4: Long-Form Improv Course or a similar amount of improv or acting somewhere else. This course is not suitable for people totally new to improv or acting.
Why is this course more expensive than your usual courses?
Because we need to pay for a musician at each workshop in addition to the teacher.
What comes after this course?
We have a variety of other advanced improv courses that would be suitable.
What if I’m running late?
We’ll be starting each session at 7pm. This is an advanced course and we’re trying to form a team, so please don’t book this course if you are likely to be late on a regular basis.
What’s the class size?
Our workshops are usually 15 people.
Do I have to do the end of course show?
Can I pay by instalments?
Yes. You can pay half at time of booking and half once the course starts, please see details at top of page.
Will you be running this again?
It's probably a one-off.