Yeah Yeah Yeah Description In pairs, one person starts telling a story. While they’re telling the story the other person enthusiastically nods with their whole body and says “yeah yeah yeah”. They take over telling the story, adding to it, and they keep swapping. Variations Can also be played starting with “do you remember that[…]

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Story Conductor Description Team of five improviser stood in an arc, and one improviser in front of them (Story Conductor). Whoever the Story Conductor points to starts telling the story and when they point to someone else the other person takes over. Teaching Purpose Trains improvisers to listen, yes and, and play as a team.[…]

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Story Swap Description In pairs one person starts telling a story. When the director claps their hands the other person in the pair takes over telling the story. They continue swapping every time the director claps. Teaching Purpose Gets people to listen, yes and, and not think ahead/be able to drop ideas.   Subscribe to[…]

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Machine Description Half of the group stand along the back wall. The other half of the group suggest machines (e.g. washing machine, microwave, tractor) and the groups standing physically become those machines as a team. They don’t talk about it. The director gets suggestions for machines (tractor, typewriter, combine harvester etc) and the improvisers make[…]

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Character Dial-Up Description In a circle, one player says a line of dialogue with a small character quirk. They pass it to the next person, who increases the affectations by 1%. This continues around the circle, and you can add in more lines so there are several going around at once.   Subscribe to Our[…]

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Maria Monica Chloe

What’s on your Stupid T-Shirt? Description The group stand in a circle and chant ‘what’s on your stupid T-shirt?’ A player describes what’s on the imaginary T-shirt of the person next to them. The person “wearing” that T-shirt then has to caption it. Some will be punny, others will make no sense!   Subscribe to[…]

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Triangles

Triangles Description Everyone stands around in the room. Each person silently selects two other people. When the director says go the aim is to stay in an equilateral triangle with the two people have picked. The group will end up constantly moving as people adjust. If the director shouts stop everyone points to the two[…]

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Creatures of the Deep Description Everyone stands in a circle. The director imitates a of a creature of the deep to the person next to them. That person copies what they just saw (not the original) to the person next to them. It goes around the circle, and it will gradually change. The director adds[…]

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Meet & Greet Walkabout Description Everyone walks around the room, saying hello and meeting and greeting each other in different ways. For example they could be roommates, rivals, colleagues, best friends, two people that pass each other every day and nod at each other. Teaching Purpose It is a good way of trying lots of[…]

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Hoopla impro workshop

Volcano Description Everyone starts walking around the room. The director shouts out something like “volcano”. By the count of 5 everyone has to become that thing, as a group. They then break away and carry on walking around, until the director shouts a new thing. The director shouts out something and counts to 5 and[…]

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Desert landscape with cactus, hills and mountains silhouettes. Nature sunset on a background of a mountain landscape. Extreme tourism and travelling. Vector illustration

Wild West Description The group stands in a circle. The person starting swings their arm and shouts “YE-HAH” in a Western accent, passing it to the next person. This goes around the circle. To change direction, a player can put their arms above their head in the shape of a barn, and shouts “HIGH-BARN”. If[…]

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Chloe Cheering

Yipee Description A group warm up. Everyone runs around the room, goes up to another player and the two players look at each other, say “YIPEE” and jump. In the next level, both players either jump or don’t jump. Next level, if they both jump they pair up and find other players. If they all[…]

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