See this show at 9pm Monday 5th March 2012
The art of conversation is dying, they claim, but the objective of John Voce and Michael Legge is to revive it.
With nothing but two chairs and a reason to talk, a completely spontaneous and hilarious chat based on whatever the audience wants.
“Two performers with undeniable comic skill” - CHORTLE
John Voce and Michael Legge are quite possibly the two funniest improvisers in the UK and their “Conversations” never fail to be comic gold.
Find out more about The Conversation below . . .
Tell us about your group
Cast is Michael Legge, who was in Angela's Ashes, and me. (John Voce)
Tell us about your show
The show is two blokes having a "The Conversation" based on some audience suggestions. It's not sketch impro, it's what The American Improv Expertise Council calls "long form". It is sometimes a bit sketchy.
How did you discover improvisation?
I discovered improvisation at drama school, when I was training to be Simon Callow, in 1981.
What’s the most memorable improvisation you have seen or been part of?
The most memorable impro I've ever seen was performed by John Sessions. He's a genius. The best show I've ever been in is of course, The Conversation!!! Or The Impro Musical. Or Court In The Act
List 3 things you learnt (or bits of advice you’ve received) that made you a better improviser.
3 things: Shout louder than anyone else. Swear more. Take the piss out of everyone in the world. Don't listen to anything but the voices in your head. Count properly.
Recommend a book on improvisation . . .
I don't recommend any books on improvisation. I recommend doing it instead.
Write you own question on improvisation and give an answer ...
“What's the point of doing an impro show?”
You don't have to rehearse. And it's cathartic. You can endow a fellow player as being your friend / wife / teenaged child, and then pretend they really are and shout very loudly at them.