We Are Improv.


We Are Improv



Sunday 23rd March – 4.30pm: We Are Improv: The Nearly Famous Five.



Come and join The Nearly Famous Five for an exciting adventure filled with lashings of lemonade and ginger beer. Inspired by the beloved Enid Blyton stories We Are Improv present their newest show, The Nearly Famous Five. Come and take a trip back to your childhood with picnics, cake and mysteries to solve. We take suggestions from the audience and create a fun filled adventure. This show promises to be full of laughter and fond memories, so come and join in!


The Improlympians

Cast: Katy Bateson, Tom Meaney, Rowan Brook-Thompson, Paul Rhodez.



Find out more about We Are Improv below . . .



Tell us about your group

We Are Improv are a 7 strong comedy improvisation group from the lovely historic City of Lancaster. We create improvised stories from the depths of our audiences imaginations. Bringing you fun and laughter with undeniable northern charm.



What was the best piece of advice on improvisation you’ve ever been given?


Follow the fun! Sometimes you can get too focused on making sure that everything makes sense and that you're following all the rules that it's easy to forget why we fell in love with improvisation in the first place, for the pure joy and fun that improvisation brings us.



What is your favourite improvisation exercise and why?

That's so hard to choose! We love so many games, but one of our all time favourites is Bunny Bunny. We play a different version to a lot of other groups we've met, we love it because it focuses us in the room and sychs us together. We like to play it as fast as we possible can so you've no time to think!



What's your pre-show ritual/warm-up?

We like to play word association, this helps us to listen to each other and to connect. It brings us mentally and phyically closer and helps to ground us. Then we have hugs and Katy tells everyone how awesome they are! There's a lot of positivity and love in our warm ups!



Recommend a book on improvisation ...


Kenn Adamns - 'How to Improvise a Full-Length Play' - Love it!



Anything else you’d like to add about your show, your group, or improvisation or the world in general ...


We love improvisation and everything that it stands for! And our show is so much fun, we even have a dog on wheels. What more could you ask for?!