See this show at 9pm Tuesday 6th March 2012
Make-a-Wish Theatresports Cup winners 2011 Fat Kitten Improv take their particular brand of snap, crackle and pop IMPROV SPEED DATING.
"Well-spoken, but bat-shit crazy!" - CULTURE SLUT
One stage, two characters, three minutes and no-one to save them but the bell. Fat Kitten Improv remain the only improv group in London ever to have had a gig broken up by the police. Sold out Edinburgh Fringe runs 2010 and 2011.
Find out more about Fat Kitten below . . .
Tell us about your group
James Ross: Fat Kitten Improv grew out of a series of workshops held in a series of East London squats and have since grown to the dizzying heights of borderline adequacy after two sell-out runs at the Edinburgh fringe and victory in the Make-a-Wish Theatresports Cup 2011.
Tell us about your show
Fat Kitten Goes Speed Dating is an innovative format focusing on the raw interaction of two actors: no bells, no whistles, just three minutes of face-to-face character work.
How did you discover improvisation?
At university, where so many young ‘uns do these days.
What’s the most memorable improvisation you have seen or been part of?
Some of my favourite ever improv moments have been with my Victorian-themed improv double-act, Jingo & Butterfield’s Tales of the Empire. Winning the Micetro at the excellent Slapdash Festival was defnitely a highlight. The Make-A-Wish Theatresports Cup was a great example of improv scene camaraderie. There’s some seriously impressive and interesting young indie improv acts coming up, Katy & Rach, Robin & Partridge, Austentatious etc being particular highlights.
List 3 things you learnt (or bits of advice you’ve received) that made you a better improviser.
A) Find the game
B) Make it matter
C) Don't be a dickhead. Nobody wants to share the stage with a dickhead.
Recommend a book on improvisation...
“Causing a Scene, Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere”. Taking improv out of the back rooms of pubs and making it a threat to authority. Can’t say fairer than that.