Friday 31st March – 6.30pm
Hive Mind: An Offer You Can't Refuse
By day, this city's streets are bright and orderly. But by night, it is the playground of shysters and crooks, smugglers and thieves. The Mob is about to commit a crime so deadly, so devastating, that it will be down to you to tell them what it is…
Hivemind are making you an offer you can’t refuse: an opportunity to be part their criminal enterprise as they weave a gripping noir thriller out of thin air. You give us a crime to commit, and we give you an hour-long crime saga rife with corruption, shocking betrayals, and inadequate street lighting, hurtling towards a dramatic denouement that neither you nor we will see coming.
"Imaginative and hilarious" ★★★★ - The Reviews Hub
Hivemind are a quartet of comic improvisers, freshly graduated from Cambridge and tackling adulthood much like they tackle their stage shows: with charismatic cluelessness. They perform regularly at 9:30 on the first Friday of every month at the Hen and Chickens Theatre, Islington, and irregularly at gigs and festivals around London.
Cast: Anton Evans, Ed Elcock, Jack Lawrence, Alex O'Bryan-Tear.
Piano: Stephen Gage
Lights: Ellie Griffiths
What are your top three tips to be a good improviser?:
Don't be funny. You're not there to impress the audience - you're there to build a plausible and grounded world. Take care of that, and the laughs happen on their own.
Embrace your mistakes. Don't apologize when you mess up - own it and push it further. Chances are, that mistake will take you to the heart of the scene.
Have fun. If you're looking stressed, the audience will be stressed as well. If you're having a good time, so will they!