• improvise exciting captivating stories as part of a team

narrative improv classes

Intensive one day workshop focussing on improvised narrative including storytelling skills, narrative structures and long-form scenes.

Improvise exciting captivating stories and plays from scratch using What Happens Next, Cause & Effect, Fairytale Structures, Circle of Expectation, Objectives and multiple scenes that link together.

One day class aiming to make you awesome at improvising stories.

If you haven’t done any improv or acting before it’s best to start with our Beginners Improv Course or Beginners Improv Class first.

dates, time, location

Saturday 16th June 2018 with Susan Harrison. Book Now

Time: 11:30am – 4pm.

Price: £36.

Venues: Theatre Delicatessen Studios, 1st Floor, 2 Finsbury Avenue, London, EC2M 2PP.

Tube: Liverpool Street, Moorgate or Bank.

Ages: 18+

teacher Susan Harrison

Susan performs in the Olivier award winning Showstoppers The Improvised Musical, performing on the West End and their international tours.

She has taken four Character shows to the Edinburgh Fringe, with her show “Creatures” winning a ThreeWeeks Editor’s Choice Award.

TV work includes 2 series of BAFTA nominated sketch show Definitely Not News-round for CBBC and series 2 and 3 of BAFTA nominated sketch show Class Dismissed, also for CBBC.

She also performs with Beings and hosts Cabarera, a regular cabaret night of characters and improv.

She trained at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.


Exact topics vary from workshop to workshop as we adapt to the group, and will include a selection of the following:

Fun, silly and playful warm ups.

Core improv, listening, yes and, spontaneity.  

Being Obvious.

Circle of Expectation.

Yes Let’s.

What Happens Next.

Letting Things Happen.

Improvised Narrative. Platforms, Free-Associating, Reincorporating.

Platforms. Where/Character/Relationship.

Tilts. Spotting what the story is about.

Exploring story themes.

Making Things Important, Raising the Stakes.

Getting to the point/action. Anti-bridging.

The Power of Because. Cause & Effect.

Fairytale Narrative Structure.

Following focus.

Objectives for Narrative.

Spotting and Defining the Protagonist.

Techniques to Improvise Stories.   


Then we’ll be putting it all together to have some fun improvising multi-scene stories.