Gits and Shiggles, in association with Heroes Grotto of Comedy, is proud to announce an exciting evening of some of the best improv London has to offer in an exciting pop-up venue at the heart of the city.
The line-up includes:
SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL
A sell-out Edinburgh show since 2008, Showstopper! The Improvised Musical includes incredible, moving story-lines, amazing songs, full group harmonies, dance numbers. It’s also very funny to watch.
“They truly are the masters of longform improvisation. These guys have to be seen to be believed! The best musical improvisation group we’ve ever come across. More TALENT on stage than you can shake a stick at!” Time Out
“A joyous, uproarious collaboration … for sheer madcappery, refreshingly wholesome, good-natured musical slapstick, The Sticking Place’s musical high-wire act is hard to beat.” Independent on Sunday – 5/5
“Just SUBLIME… Consistently funny… This bunch are sharp. Anyone with a love for musicals or comedy should see this show and help create another classic.” Scotsman
CARIAD AND PAUL
A total sell out at Edinburgh Fringe 2013/14, this completely spontaneous improv adventure takes one word from the audience and immerses them in a bespoke world of bizarre scenes and bold characters.
International improv veterans Cariad Lloyd (Cardinal Burns, E4; The Cariad Show, BBC3; Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee) and Paul Foxcroft (Drifters, E4) are “the slickest in the business” (Chortle). Join them as they fuse comedy and heart-wrenching drama into a heady mixture of absurdity, tragedy and pure delight.
STEPHEN FROST’S IMPROV ALLSTARS
Three brave performers arrive with no script and not the faintest idea of what will happen. Willed on by a supportive crowd (that’s you!), through improvisation they create sketches and comic dramas that are amazingly inventive and sometimes take off into flights of surreal brilliance.
Stephen Frost’s Improv Allstars grew out of the popular TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? and the Allstars troupe has played festivals all over the world. Stephen Frost has been part of hit TV shows such as Saturday Live, The Young Ones and Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Stephen has also acted in Blackadder and in Mr Bean Rides Again in addition to performing at many Edinburgh Festivals and acting on the stages of the West End.
Fresh from a sell-out run at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe, Upstairs Downton improvise a new spoof of early 20th century period dramas such as Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs, entirely based on audience suggestions.
Just like on the telly. Only made up.
“Sparkling, satirical wit”
“Brilliantly farcical and funny”
Plus more TBC
Saturday 6 December, 8pm (doors 7.00)
Heroes Grotto of Comedy, Throgmorton, 27c Throgmorton St, London, EC2N 2AQ
Tickets £6 adv/ £8 door
BUY TICKETS FOR THE TIME OUT RECOMMENDED IMPROVISERS: ASSEMBLE AND YOU COULD WIN A GOLDEN TICKET TO SEE AS MANY GITS AND SHIGGLES SHOWS AS YOU WANT FOR THE WHOLE OF 2015
We’ve got a special Christmas offer – buy tickets to see Improvisers:Assemble and be eligible for a Gits and Shiggles Golden Ticket. Golden tickets will allow free entry to as many Gits and Shiggles shows as you wish from 1 January to 31 December 2015*, and we will be giving away three pairs to any Improvisers: Assemble ticket purchasers on Christmas Day 2014.
If you’d have had a Golden Ticket for 2014, you could have seen Stewart Lee, Stewart Francis, Pappy’s, Sean Hughes, Henning Wehn, Bridget Christie, John Kearns, Katherine Ryan, Lucy Porter and more for absolutely nothing.
We aim to bring you an even better 2015, so why not claim your chance to enjoy it on us
Buy tickets at: http://tinyurl.com/oqt322g
*Subject to availability. Applies only to events solely produced by Gits and Shiggles. While we will always look to offer Golden Ticket entry to events that we co-produce, this cannot always be guaranteed.