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game of the scene

Improvise hilarious scenes that look like beautifully crafted comedy sketches.

In Hoopla’s Game of the Scene course you will learn how to create hilarious improvised scenes that look like beautifully crafted comedy sketches to your audience.

Game of the Scene is identifying the FUN thing (or one of the many fun things!) in the scene and then playing with it and escalating it.

It allows you to repeat and escalate funny behaviours to create comedic characters, fantastic scenes and detailed worlds. It’s like improv electricity used to power your scene!

In this course you’ll learn how to identify, create and play Game of the Scene through playful exercises while having lots of practice with your fellow improvisers.

Topics we’ll explore include Who What Where, Unusual Thing, Exploring, Heightening, Justification and Ending Scenes.

The course will add an invaluable tool to your improv arsenal that will allow you to get even more fun from your scenes and shows!


Before doing this course you should have done at least our Level 3 course. This course is not suitable for people totally new to improv.

next available dates

Dates: Every Wednesday for 8 weeks from Wednesday 27th March 2024, plus show on Wednesday 22nd May 2024. BOOK

Time: 7pm – 9pm.

Price: £235. Either payable all at once or £100 at time of booking and £135 when the course starts.

Teacher: Liam Brennan.

Venue: Theatre Delicatessen Studios, 107 Leadenhall Street, EC3A 4AF.

Tubes: Bank/Liverpool Street/Fenchurch Street.


This is an advanced course. Before doing this course you should have done at least our Level 3 course.

There’s more about Game of the Scene on our blog!

liam brennan

Liam trained at UCB and iO.

He performs in Hoopla’s brand new long-form house team Michelle, long-form group The Science of Living Things, narrative long-form show Fright Night, short-form group Gamez and the Improv Crystal Maze and directs many of our new shows.

Liam also facilitates Hoopla’s corporate training with regular clients including Google, Facebook, Accenture and more.

He originally trained at the University of Kent gaining a Masters in Stand-Up Comedy, as well as joining the University’s resident short form Improv group founded by the Noise Next Door.

Liam’s teaching style is fun and encouraging, while also teaching you some awesome skills to make your improv great!


>> Liam’s quick guide to game of the scene