…whoever tonight’s audience wants him to be.
My improvised solo show.
A new person, with new songs, every performance.
I perform with many incredible groups, on stage and as a musician.
We regularly perform unabashed short form musical improv across London. Great games, fun mini-musicals, and a wonderful group to work with.
An improvised comedy show performed by a cast of puppets for adults. Using table top Bunraku-style puppetry, Glitch improvise a brand new adventurous, action-packed and often emotional story from scratch at every performance.
Sometimes human but often not, Susan Harrison and Andrew Gentilli generate surreal, funny and occasionally beautiful stories.
Composed of the Hoopla teachers and friends, we perform a variety of shows at the Hoopla Impro Comedy Club.
I am a trustee of The Nursery, an improv school in London.
I'm also proud to have been part of groups such as Scratch Impro, Shotgun Impro and Made Up Like Tarts—none of which exist now but all have their special place in history when the London improv community was so much smaller than it is today. I was a leader and the musical director of Music Box for four years. I have also directed, written for, performed in, and played music for several sketch shows and plays.
I teach and coach other improvisers.
This course covers song structures, rhyming, generating song ideas, and how to use music in your scenes. The next course starts on Monday 13 February and runs for eight weeks. There is more information and tickets available at Hoopla Impro.
Our characters drive the story through their actions and reactions, which in turn is largely driven by their personality. This workshops looks at key personality traits (taken from psychology theory) that are useful to think about when improvising, and using those to develop our characters and to direct how they behave in scenes.
Whether we’re aiming for funny, moving, or a combination of the two, the best songs tend to have a clear hook, catchy lyrics, and a specific concept. Together we can think of these as the ‘core’ of the song. In this workshop, we’ll look at how we lock in on this ‘core’ in order to make our songs fun, memorable, and easier to perform.
A workshop dedicated to creating songs as a group. We look at how to share lyrics and movement, and how to keep songs consistent between people. We also look at how to perform like a pop group—it's not all about musical theatre!
I also sometimes coach groups, or run tailored workshops for companies. You can email me to chat about this.
Some of my thoughts, and some resources for other improvisers.