Improvise an entire play/movie from just one suggestion!

Improvise exciting and captivating long-form multi-scene adventures with heroes, heroines, villains, relationships, action sequences, cliff hanging moments of suspense, relationships we care about, improvised special effects, musical underscoring and most of all lots of fun!

We’ll be looking at narrative structure, cause & effect, what happens next, the circle of expectation, character archetypes, character objectives, making it matter, love and hope, relationships, heroes and villains, story spine, hero’s journey, characters we care about going through emotional change, fun edits, exploring different genres and more!

Character, relationships, scenes, game and emotions are all important in improv, and it’s when these skills are all put together in harmony with STORY that improv really goes to another dimension.

By the end you’ll be able to improvise an entire play/movie as part of a team from just one suggestion!

dates, time, location


Every Saturday for 8 weeks from Saturday 14th January 2023, plus show on Saturday 11th March 2023. BOOK

Time: 2pm – 4pm.

Teacher: Chris Mead.

Price: £230. Either payable all at once or £100 at time of booking and £130 when the course starts.

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

Tubes: Bank, Liverpool Street, Fenchurch Street, Aldgate.

Ages: 18+This is an advanced course and is only suitable for people with previous long-form improv experience of our Level 4 course or equivalent.


Every Monday for 6 weeks from Monday 31st October 2022, plus show on Monday 12th December 2022. SOLD OUT

Time: 7pm – 9pm.

Teacher: Steve Roe.

Price: £160.

Venue: St Hugh’s Hall, Crosby Row, London Bridge, SE1 3PT.

Tube: London Bridge.

Ages: 18+

This is an advanced course and is only suitable for people with previous long-form improv experience of our Level 4 course or equivalent.

teacher Chris Mead

Chris improvises with the award winning Maydays and sci-fi group Project2.

He is co-founder and Director of The Unmade Theatre Company, specialising in improvised theatre.

Chris is also co-founder of The International Improv Station (formerly The Improv Place) an online international community of experienced improvisers.

Chris has studied improv internationally at iO Chicago, The Annoyance Theatre Chicago and The Hideout in Austin, Texas.

He has performed at various improv festivals internationally including Austin Texas, Norway, Edinburgh, Dublin, Sweden and Barcelona.

Chris studied theatre at Royal Holloway College and University of London.

Chris is one of the Artistic Directors of The Nursery Theatre.

He also hosts YesBot, a podcast dedicated to the theory and craft of improv (but with added exploding robots) featuring leading performers from around the world.


course content

Each workshop consists of some fun back to basics warm ups, then some awesome exercises on narrative, scene work and character skills, followed by putting it together into epic improvised movies/plays each week.

Topics over the course include:

  • The circle of expectation and being obvious.
  • Building a captivating world of location, characters and relationships.
  • Creating a protagonist we care about.
  • What happens next.
  • Cause & effect and the power of the word “because”.
  • Reincorporating and justifying story elements.
  • Narrative structures including Love Hope Death, Story Spine, Fairytale and Hero’s Journey.
  • Big themes. Love! Hope! Death! Rebirth! Good vs Evil!
  • Character archetypes including heroes, mentors, heralds, friends and villains.
  • Objectives and making it matter.
  • Characters and relationships we care about going through emotional change.
  • Physical improv including chase scenes, fight scenes and lots of action.
  • Hoopla fun cards to encourage play.
  • Improvised CGI!
  • Musical underscoring to inspire emotion.
  • Focus and staging.
  • Editing multiple scenes together.
  • Different genres to inspire great stories.

Most of all having loads of fun improvising exciting plays/movies from scratch!