Friday 28th March – 8pm: Music Box: The Improvised Musical.
Music Box improvise a different one act comedy musical every show. Songs and lyrics are plucked from thin air. Stories and characters are created on the spot. Past musicals have taken place in the Pyramids of Ancient Egypt, the Orient Express, the rain forests of Brazil and a chip shop in Rotherham. Music Box regularly perform across London and elsewhere.
“The speed and slickness of the show is brilliant”
— Reading Post
“Chemistry between cast meant it was like funniest night with friends”
— Camden New Journal
★★★★★“Lively, sharp, superior improvised fun!” — Remote Goat "Hysterically brilliant"
— A Younger Theatre
Cast: Rachel Anderson, Charlie Dinkin, Andrew Gentilli, Ben Hamblin, Lewis Harrison-Barker, Rory Vieyra, Rhiannon Vivian and James Witt, with Dan Attfield and Phil Lunn providing the music
Find out more about Nathan Improv below . . .
Tell us about your group
Music Box was formed in 2009 and since then has performed comedy musicals in venues across London, Edinburgh and elsewhere in the UK.
What was the best piece of advice on improvisation you’ve ever been given?
We do some a cappella group songs before a show. It’s great way to practise listenign to each other musically, and coming together as a group.
What is your favourite improvisation exercise and why?
Goalie is so useful to twise your teaching needs, quick, mostly, and gets everyone to experience the task.
What's your pre-show ritual/warm-up?
We do some three line scenes, try a couple of songs, and mess around with the sound desk—last minutes panics are our specialty.
Recommend a book on improvisation ...
“Sing It” by Joe Samuel and Heather Urquhart
Anything else you’d like to add about your show, your group, or improvisation or the world in general ...
We loved ImproFest last year, and we’re pleased to be back!