Sketchy Behaviour.

26th

FEBRUARY
Sketchy Behaviour - The Impro Monologues

 

 


Tuesday 26th February – 9pm:   Sketchy Behaviour – The Impro Monologues

 


Sketchy Behaviour is a group of Musical Theatre eccentrics from West London. With big personalities and an immeasurable desire for the spotlight, they have come together via university intent on causing a stir. We’ve worked tirelessly to create this mixing pot of improvisation, comedy and rambling! All based on your suggestions. If you like it, it was definitely intentional. Sit back, relax and enjoy ten ac-tors blag their way through tonight’s show.

 

 

Sketchy Behaviour

 

Cast: Jeff Parlett, Luke Bennett, Joe Harris, Justyn Huntley, Jed Brooke-Williams, Benny Bright, Laura Baron, Laura Macdonald, Sophie Towns and Emily Perrin

 

 

Find out more about Sketchy Behaviour below . . .

 

 

Tell us about your group

Sketchy Behaviour is a group of Musical Theatre eccentrics from West London. With big personalities and an immeasurable desire for the spotlight, they have come together via university intent on causing a stir. We’ve worked tirelessly to create this mixing pot of improvisation, comedy and rambling! All based on your suggestions. If you like it, it was definitely intentional. Sit back, relax and enjoy ten ac-tors blag their way through tonight’s show.

 

Tell us about your show

Music and monologues add something different to the inspired scenes and games from this new impro group composed of actors, singers, dancers and musicians from West London. Let your suggestions create an Oscar winning speech, hilarious sketch, pop song, or tear-jerking ballad.

 

How did you discover improvisation?

Emily: A small troupe came to my secondary school back a few years ago, they started off with an ask for of an emotion which was LOVE, then they veered off on a tangent about bath salts.. was pretty weird.

Laura M: I was involved in a 12 hour improvisation and a part of the 50 hour improvathon a couple of years ago!

 

Luke: Probably as a teenager, making up various excuses as to why I was late/didn't do my homework...

 

Benny: I think the first time I discovered improvisation was when I was in a panto and I was meant to be giving an important piece of paper to another character but typically when I was onstage I realised I didn't have it. Luckily I was part of a comedy duo so I blamed it on my partner as he played 'the dumb one' and ended up chasing him around the stage and got him to run back stage to get the paper as I improvised on stage til he got back! Probably the most scariest yet funniest moment of my time on stage!

 

What’s the most memorable improvisation you have seen or been part of in the last year?

Jeff: The best improvisation I took part in was a devised street war, performed in my local town, where we improvised the weapons. Not only could they be acquired at short notice but they can prevent the need to carry an actual weapon, which legally is very good. They had to be deployed quickly and had a clear advantage over a good unarmed response. The weapons that were used in combat were loose coins (as multiple volleys could be used), a backpack (as our defense mechanism), a cold drink (to distract/cause flinch/harness element of surprise) and a broken umbrella (to swing out wide extending with one arm or be held close with two hands and thrusted) to name a few. After all, we were considering the law!

 

What are your top three impro tips?

 

Justyn:
1. Brush your teeth - you're working with fellow actors, be considerate!
2. In the words of Keith Johnstone - 'Never be prepared'
3. Have a great time and feed off of the energy of your fellow performers.

 

Recommend a book on improvisation ...

Collectively: The entire Mr. Men Series as they are great for imagination!

 

Write you own question on improvisation and give an answer ...
“What does improvisation mean to you as a group? ”

 

Improvising is a great source of energy and excitement - the thrill of creating fun, fast paced and sometimes hard-hitting scenes with no preparation or no preconceived intentions is very satisfying for us all. We love to make people laugh and luckily, this comes pretty naturally with improvising! For us, it is a great way of creating ever-changing pieces of theatre that are completely new and unique. Improvised pieces give you a buzz that you can't get by following some age-old script.

 

Anything else you'd like to add?

 

We've so enjoyed rehearsing for this event - it's a fantastic opportunity and we can't wait to perform for you! We hope it's as fun for you as it has been for us! If we start talking about bath salts though, you are welcome to pull the curtain. Also, we are available to hire for weddings and parties... payment in Pot Noodles is acceptable. Enjoy!

 

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