Saturday 29th March – 4.30pm: Luke & Michael: God Voice.
When reality speaks through people it takes on the shape of large tales and larger characters. Luke & Michael will summon a vortex of roaring chaos and emotion, then coax it into the shape of a story. Will they succeed and present an emotionally satisfying tale? Or will they become forever lost in the story's hysteria?
Cast: Luke Beahan, Michael Brunström
Find out more about Luke & Michael below . . .
Tell us about your group
Luke & Michael love improvising and telling stories. Working as a duo they weave everyday and epic tales sparked from a single suggestion by the audience.
What was the best piece of advice on improvisation you’ve ever been given?
Luke: Talk to each other about each other.
Michael: Follow the joy.
What is your favourite improvisation exercise and why?
Luke: Whatever one I feel least excited about in the moment because that means its going to stretch me somehow.
Michael: I tend to do far too much thinking, so I like daft, jolly, group physical warmups.
What's your pre-show ritual/warm-up?
Luke: Physical movement, checking in and then running about like silly buggers.
Michael: I check to see which of my mental funnels are clogged up, and give them a prod.
Recommend a book on improvisation ...
Luke: An Intimate History of Humanity by Theodore Zeldin. Not improv but its about people and improv is about people.
Michael: The Artist's Way, by Julia Cameron.
Anything else you’d like to add about your show, your group, or improvisation or the world in general ...
Michael: For me, improv presents a more real, idealised world, not a naturalistic one. It is about sharing with the audience what is possible when we listen to each other and collaborate.
Luke: It's good isn't it, doing improv?