Monday 20th April – 7.00pm: Shoes and Socks: Falsifiable.
Two performers. One Show. An experience never to be repeated. They say lightening never strikes twice. They were wrong.
Shoes and Socks are an improv duo featuring Amanda Farley and Rebecca Shuster.
As improvisers who have trained with Improv Olympics, Monkey Toast and members of the Upright Citizens Brigade, they can be found lurking in the corners of the London comedy scene.
Join them for a night of fun; leave your worries in a brown paper bag at the door, and prepare to witness the unscripted chaos that is Shoes and Socks.
*Paper bags will be provided.
Cast: Rebecca Shuster, Amanda Farley
Find out more about Shoes and Socks below . . .
Tell us about your group
Shoes and Socks were established in May 2014. But as performers Rebecca and Amanda have been performing together for over a year as part of a long form group called Wolf Attorney (Formally The Old Smokes) Shoes and Socks is comprised of Rebecca Shuster (Performer and Comic) & Amanda Farley (Performer and Comedy Writer
What was the best piece of advice on improvisation you’ve ever been given?
Rebecca: If you're in your head, just react. Also, be good at being wrong, don't justify away the absurdity.
Amanda: Exist in the moment with your scene partner. The answers aren't on the floor. Just breath and make eye contact, everything else will take care of itself.
What is your favourite improvisation exercise and why?
Rebecca: Bad Rap because it makes me laugh and gets me into a more playful state of mind.
Amanda: I am, I am, I take. It gets my brain working and helps with memory and reincorporation.
What’s your pre-show ritual/warm-up?
We always try to run a few quick scenes, play a few warm up exercises and just have a laugh.
Recommend a book on Improvisation
Rebecca: 'Improvise by' Mick Napier and 'The UCB Comedy Improvisation Manual' by Matt Besser, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh. They are both full of practical tips.
Amanda: 'Why Is That So Funny?: A Practical Exploration of Physical Comedy' by John Wright. While not completely about improv it's a fascinating read and full of really useful exercises and games.
Anything else you’d like to add about your show, your group, improvisation, or the world in general?