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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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laughing at Hoopla improv class

1 Minute Story Description A great listening exercise. In pairs, one person tells the other their life story in one minute. When the time is up the other person has to repeat the life story back, with as much detail as possible. Teaching Purpose Listening Storytelling Helps people get to know each other! Origin First[…]

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RH Experience marathon

Understudy Description Players start a scene as though it’s from a serious play. The Director shouts “understudy”, and another player takes over one of the roles. They shout “understudy” again and another player comes in.   Subscribe to Our Newsletter If you would like to receive our monthly newsletter containing helpful improv resources, casting calls[…]

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Alphabet letters

Spelling Bee Description A word at a time game. Players stand in a line, and get given a made up word. They say the word together, then spell it out a letter at a time. They say the word again. They then give the definition of the word a word at a time. They repeat[…]

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Actors Nightmare

Scene Repeater Description An exercise where two players do a scene. The rest of the players watch, and then another two try and repeat the scene as exactly as possible. Repeat, each time copying the scene before.   Subscribe to Our Newsletter If you would like to receive our monthly newsletter containing helpful improv resources,[…]

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rap battle

Rap Battle Description Two improvisers get given two contrasting characters from history, or celebrities. They then get a topic from the audience and do a rap battle, the audience votes who wins!   Subscribe to Our Newsletter If you would like to receive our monthly newsletter containing helpful improv resources, casting calls for new shows[…]

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Film Dub Description Clips from movies/YouTube are projected on to the stage, with the sound off. The players dub the voices.   Subscribe to Our Newsletter If you would like to receive our monthly newsletter containing helpful improv resources, improv exercises, casting calls for new shows and news about the UK improv scene please subscribe. You[…]

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Love Hearts Description Two players are rivals over an invention/achievement. They meet again years after the invention/achievement, and do a scene. They each have a packet of Love Heart sweets and throughout the scene read what the sweets say – and if they’re feeling brave, eat them. By the end the rivals will fall in[…]

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Press conference or interview on air. Microphones of different mass media, radio, tv and press prepared for conference meeting.

Am Fm Radio Description We invented this game but have never actually played it on stage yet! Actors go on stage and freeze in a random position. Lights go down. An am/fm radio station is selected at random by an audience member by scrolling through an old-school radio using a dial. The radio plays over[…]

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How We Met Description The performers get a couple from the audience on stage, and give them a bell and a horn. The players play a scene, and in each line they say something about how the couple met. If they guess correctly the couple ring the bell, if it’s wrong they honk the horn.[…]

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Henry Description This is one of those games that is a monster to explain but once you do it on stage once it’s fine. I think it’s called Henry because it’s a bit like a short-form version of a Harold. 5 actors sat on stage across the back of the stage, they stand up in[…]

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