See this show at 7.30pm Sunday 11th March 2012
The Award-Winning, Improvised Movie Live On Stage Oscar has every film ever made… every film you could ever imagine. The audience suggest the genre, location and title. Oscar finds the DVD. The movie is created before your very eyes complete with captivating plot and a thrilling live film score. Oscar pauses and rewinds the best bits and cuts to hysterical DVD extras.
“Hilarious” – THREE WEEKS
"Outstanding" - BROADWAY WORLD
"***** Freakishly Talented" - BROADWAY BABY
Cast: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Dave Hearn, Charlie Russell, Henry Shields, Nancy Wallinger, Josh Elliott, Mike Bodie
Find out more about The ScatPack below . . .
Tell us about your group
Henry Lewis: The Scat Pack is an improvised theatre company formed in 2008 from students and graduates of The London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA). Since then the company has presented numerous different improvised shows across the UK, created new long-form and short-form show formats, received exceptional critical acclaim, won awards and performed to thousands of people.
Tell us about your show
Lights! Camera! Improvise! - The Improvised Movie Live On Stage Oscar has every film ever made … every film you could ever imagine. The audience suggest the theme, location and title. Oscar finds the DVD. The movie is created before your very eyes complete with awesome action sequences, captivating plot and a thrilling live film score. Oscar pauses and rewinds the best bits and cuts to hysterical DVD extras.
How did you discover improvisation?
The founding members of The Scat Pack trained in improvisation at on the Foundation Course at LAMDA and formed the company as soon as they left.
What's the most memorable improvisation you have seen or been part of?
A promotional gig inside a John Lewis shop window. One of our improvisers started singing a song about two members of John Lewis staff who were outside the window on their break. He sang about them stalling for time and not getting back to work and the floor manager immediately came over and terminated the performance... there are some things you just shouldn't joke about.
List 3 things you learnt (or bits of advice you’ve received) that made you a better improvier.
Make the people you're on stage with look better than yourself.
If its good make it better, if its bad make it worse.
Improvising is like jumping out of a plane and realising your parachute won't open... you may as well dance in the sky as you plummet to the ground.
Recommend a book on improvisation...
“Impro” by Keith Johnstone - a classic, but a goodie
Write you own question on comedy and give an answer ...
“How do you come up with ideas on stage?”
...and the best answer I can think of is to stop trying to come up with ideas on stage.