Sunday 19th April – 3.00pm: Sprout: Première, The Improvised Play.
Have your ideas turned into a full-length play by some of the skilled improvisers of Sprout. Three different openings to three different plays are created based on audience suggestions – these are then whittled down to the one that the audience vote to see completed. And every night is a premiere - because every night it’s a totally new play. Come along - it could be your play!
A rare opportunity to see the Sprout team after sell-out shows in Edinburgh 2000 & 2004.
"Give them their own TV Show"
Cast: Dave Bourn, Jonathan Cohen, Michelle Owoo, Vicky Willing, Grant Westbrook and Dr Bo-bo Fisher.
Find out more about Sprout below . . .
Tell us about your group
Dave: Sprout originally started back in 1998 with Dave Bourn, Alasdair Buddington, Jo Emery, Richard Felber, Grant Westbrook and pianist Andy Bo-bo Fisher. Along with a few changes in cast they’ve had two successful Edinburgh runs as well as a residency at The Canal Cafe. Sprout reunion shows (featuring members from all the eras of Sprout) are a yearly fixture. Sprout Premiere features the latest Sprout incarnation... Dave Bourn, Jonathan Cohen, Michelle Owoo, Vicky Willing, Grant Westbrook and Dr Bo-bo Fisher.
What was the best piece of advice on improvisation you’ve ever been given?
Jon: Always stay alert on stage. Don't enter with any preconceived ideas. Go with it
What is your favourite improvisation exercise and why?
Jon: 'Yes, and...' exercise. It allows you to accept offers.
What's your pre-show ritual/warm-up?
Jon: Word ball and Sprout 5
Recommend a book on improvisation ...
Jon: “Impro” by Keith Johnstone
Anything else you’d like to add about your show, your group, or improvisation or the world in general ...
Jon: There is nothing better than performing with this group. My jaw usually aches after each show through laughing. Impro is amazingly therapeutic because you can't help but be in the moment.