RH Tom Marathon

Hoopla Main Stage Every Friday AND Every Saturday, 8pm – 10pm, £5-£10, Hoopla at The Miller, 96 Snowsfields Road, London Bridge, SE1 3SS. This is the best in improv featuring our most experienced Hoopla House Teams, plus professional groups featuring people who trained with Hoopla and special guests from the UK improv scene. At our[…]

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Hoopla Pre-Party Every Saturday, 6pm – 8pm, FREE, Hoopla at The Miller, 96 Snowsfields Road, London Bridge, SE1 3SS. This is the best place for your show to start. This is a fun free show of up and coming new Hoopla House Teams, new groups formed at Hoopla courses, and guest groups developing new formats.[…]

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Gamez Triangle Arms Up

Hoopla Clubhouse Every Thursday, 8pm – 10pm, FREE, Hoopla at The Miller, 96 Snowsfields Road, London Bridge, SE1 3SS. A weekly free night of improv featuring our Hoopla House Teams plus special guests. This is where people on our established house teams get to perform every week and build up a huge amount of stage[…]

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Mind Meld Description The goal is for two people to say things together until they reach the same word. It begins by one person saying “one,” the second person saying “two,” and then both people counting to three together. They then say anything at all – a person, place, idea, concept, phrase: anything. Then we[…]

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Beginners Improv Classes with Hoopla

Mimic Description Everyone stands in a circle and someone says something. It can be a movie quote, song lyric or something from real life. The next person in the circle observes the person saying the quote and then mimics exactly what they saw to the next person in circle. Over time it will change and[…]

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Genre Cauldron Description Players gather round a cauldron. As they call out genres of film/plays/TV they throw tropes from that style into the cauldron. Example If the genre is “Horror Movie” they could throw into the cauldron ‘Jump scares, high school jock, Phone disconnected / no coverage, red herring suspects, abandoned place, revenge, shadows, lights[…]

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Beings

Character Study Description An exercise where students observe a random stranger, who is significantly different to them in age/gender/physical build etc. They then imagine a backstory for that person. Close your eyes and imagine you are the person you studied, at home looking in the mirror. Get ready for work, make breakfast and walk to[…]

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festival

Beyoncé Description A game from Hoopla teacher James Witt: I get my students to line up in Rolodex formation and do short scenes with varying restrictions. First of all, we play “Who, Where, What” three line scenes. If the players fail to name both characters in the scene then the other players in the Rolodex[…]

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Shared Holiday Description In pairs players talk about a shared holiday they went on. Each sentence starts with “Yes And”. Example Work in progress. Helpful improv things coming soon. Work in progress. Helpful improv things coming soon. Work in progress. Helpful improv things coming soon. Work in progress. Helpful improv things coming soon. Teaching Purpose[…]

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Week in Detail Description A good warm up that you can do in the pub before a show! Split up into pairs. Each tells the other person their whole week but in immense detail. Did you have to take the plastic wrap off the top off your listerine mouthwash on Tuesday morning? Tell them. Then[…]

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Pretty, young business woman giving a presentation

Word at a Time Expert Description Three players stand next to each other shoulder to shoulder to play one entire person (or in this case an expert in something), who speaks one word at at time. Then another player plays the interviewer. All you need from the audience is something for someone to be an[…]

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Hoopla first show

Oracle Description Oracle involves four people, set behind each other. One at the front sitting on the floor, one behind sat on a chair, the one behind that standing and the last one stood on a chair. That way we can see all their faces. Oracle is a brilliant low stakes word at a time[…]

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