Saturday 25th April – 3.00pm: All Made Up: This Time It's Social.
Created from audience Facebook feeds, hashtags and Google itself, this sell-out social-media-inspired extravaganza is quick, intelligent, fun and totally worth tweeting about.
Cast: Kate Bell, Karen Reed, Lillie Collier, Jen Cockburn, Jenny Blackburn, Suzie Pope, Natalie McCormack, Becky Bone, Becky Graham, And our compere- Stephen Alan Yorke.
Find out more about All Made Up below . . .
Tell us about your group
All Made Up are an all-female character improv collective made up of a mix or talents (and accents). Actors from Grange Hill and Hollyoaks perform alongside theatre and TV producers. Stand ups stand up with writers. And advertising creatives act alongside the girl from the Argos Alien ad. Together
they create a unique combination of comedy, drama and nonsense that's not to be missed.
What’s more, even though they’ve only been together for just over a year, All Made Up have had 2 sell-out shows at the Churchill Theatre and have launched their own uniquely branded comedy night in Hackney at the famous Chats Palace. They continue to perfect their craft around London’s comedy circuit, and they had a blast performing at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.
What was the best piece of advice on improvisation you’ve ever been given?
If you both look at each other's elbows, you never miss a high 5. Sometimes useful in improv, especially after a good show.
What is your favourite improvisation exercise and why?
Because we all secretly want to be Beyonce or Kate Bush, that singing game where you sing a song that sparks another song in someone else, then another one, and another, until you end up with My Heart Will Go On. Or Atmosphere by Russ Abbot. It's great for getting over feeling silly. And for getting a rhythm (of some sort) flowing through your body.
What’s your pre-show ritual/warm-up?
One. Word. Stories.
Recommend a book on Improvisation
Books? Our show's about the digital age. So we say watch a TED Talk or two. 'The Power of Vulnerability' by Brene Brown, or 'The Way of Improvisation' by Dave Morris.
Anything else you’d like to add about your show, your group, improvisation, or the world in general?
If you love or hate Facebook, you'll enjoy our show. What else? We love what we do. And we love watching what others do. Basically we've got a lot of love for improv. And Russ Abbot #callback