Do the right scene
Hoopla are working to improve the numbers of black, asian and minority ethnic people in improv and comedy, following our diversity and accessibility policy.
To help this we run a free monthly show for black, asian and minority ethnic improvisers. It’s run by Tai Campbell, Athena Kugblenu, Monica Gaga and team. They also run a free workshop before the show to help support new people into improv.
We then work with the team to help us cast our other shows, and people from the Do The Right Scene night also perform across all our other nights. The show bonds people together, and from this we help improve the diversity of the rest of the improv scene.
It’s more than a show, they have built an entire community of improvisers and have recently started connecting to the TV industry too with TV writers and producers now coming to see the show to help recruit BAME talent for their productions. Many of the performers at Do The Right Scene have credits writing and performing on BBC1, BBC3, Radio 4, The Guilty Feminist and TED talks.
Dates: Wednesdays once a month. Check out exact dates at our comedy club page.
Times: Doors open 7:30pm, show 8pm – 10pm.
Venue: Hoopla at The Miller, 96 Snowsfields Road, London Bridge, SE1 3SS.
Tube: London Bridge.
How to take part
If you are interested in performing at our Do The Right Scene night please contact our shows producer Angela Pollard with the following details:
- Your name.
- Contact details.
- Your improv or other performing experience.
She will then introduce you to the team who can let you know how to get involved.
We are very open to feedback about how we could improve the diversity of the UK improv scene, so if you have any suggestions please get in touch.