International-web

International / English as a Second Language London is a very international place and we are lucky enough to have a huge variety of nationalities and backgrounds on all of our courses. It is very common for English people to make up less than half of the class. We especially have a large number of[…]

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St-Mungo-Web

Homeless people or people living in a vulnerable situation Each year we run free improv courses at St. Mungo’s Broadway Recovery College, a charity for homeless, vulnerable, unemployed or lower income people. These courses are free and open to all. The St Mungo’s Recovery College is a pioneering, inclusive learning programme, based on the principle[…]

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People with a Physical Disability Having a physical disability or using a wheelchair doesn’t have to stop you doing improv. All of our improv exercises in courses can be adapted to suit people with different physical abilities. We are improvisers after all so we thrive on being adaptable. We have successfully worked with a number[…]

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Younger Actors

Improv for Younger People 18-23 We are currently trying to attract more 18-23 year old to Hoopla to help us improve the overall diversity of Hoopla and the UK improv scene in general. Improv was originally designed for working with this age group or younger, by Keith Johnstone and Viola Spolin, and it’s a tradition[…]

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Men-Web

Men in Improv What’s that Hoopla? You’ve put a section on MEN in your Diversity and Inclusion policy? That’s right! Because Improv for Everyone means everyone and that includes men. Just because we are putting on additional shows and workshops to encourage more women into improv doesn’t mean we want less men. We love having[…]

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Monica-Host-Banner

Diversity Scholarships Hoopla aim to make impro open and accessible to everyone. Hoopla aim to provide a fun, friendly, encouraging, trusting, safe and supportive environment where people can enjoy learning, performing and watching improv. We believe that everyone can enjoy learning, performing and watching improv regardless of their background. We aim to provide the best[…]

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Questions Only Description Players can only speak in questions. If they stumble or make a statement another player comes in and takes over.   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[…]

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Melodrama Description The improvisers attempt to play the most melodramatic scene possible based on a suggestion of the smallest most insignificant event from the audience.   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[…]

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Hoopla beginners workshop

Knife Throwing Description In a circle one person throws a “knife” to someone else. They catch the knife by clapping it in their hands, and throw it to someone else.   Subscribe to Our Newsletter If you would like to receive our monthly newsletter containing helpful improv resources, casting calls for new shows and news[…]

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Copy Dance Description Split the group into groups of around 5. In 5 minutes they pick a song they all know, practice singing it and create a dance routine. After 5 minutes each group performs, and after each performance another group gets up and copies the routine they’ve just watched. Teaching Purpose Used to teach[…]

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Late for Work Description One player the room. The host gets suggestions of why they were late for work, how they got there, and what their job is. When the person re-enters they apologise to their boss, while trying to guess the reasons suggested. The rest of the improvisers play their colleagues, and mime the[…]

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Maria Monica Chloe

Zip Zap Zop Description Everyone stands in a circle. With a lot of energy the first person passes a “zip” across to someone else in the circle, that person then passes a “zap” to someone else, they pass a “zop”. Continue repeating and passing zip zap zop.   Subscribe to Our Newsletter If you would[…]

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