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The one with the improvised comedy! Don your sweater-vest and your Rachel hairdo, and get ready to relive the ‘90s. Inspired by you, improvised by us, could this sitcom BE any funnier?

Awarded best improv show at Edinburgh Fringe 2022 by Theatre Weekly, from some of the multi-award-winning minds behind CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation, Stürike Comedy, Stealing The Show and Sex, Lies & Improvisation.

★★★★
“Extremely quick and funny… you’ll wish this was a real sitcom”


THEATRE WEEKLY

Tour dates

BIRMINGHAM IMPROV FESTIVAL: on Saturday 1st October 2022, catch us at 5pm at the Midlands Arts Centre in Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH. Get your tickets here.

LEICESTER COMEDY FESTIVAL: on 24th and 25th February 2023, you can see us at 7.30pm at Brewdog at 8 Friar Lane, Leicester LE1 5RA. Tickets coming soon!

Previous shows

EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL: starting from Friday 5th August 2022 through to Saturday 20th August (with a day off on the 16th) we were at theSpace @ Surgeon’s Hall in the Grand Theatre! Theatre Weekly’s Best Improv Show at the Fringe.

BRIGHTON FRINGE: on Saturday 21st May 2022 at 1:30pm, and again at 3pm on Sunday 22nd May, we sold out at Komedia Studio at 44-47 Gardner Street, Brighton BN1 1UN!

CAMBRIDGE: on Saturday 30th April 2022 at 8pm, we performed at Town And Gown Pub & Theatre at 8, Market Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PF.

HALIFAX: on Saturday 14th May 2022 at 7:30pm (doors 7pm), we were at Square Chapel Arts Centre at 10 Square Road, Halifax HX1 1QG.

LEICESTER COMEDY FESTIVAL: on Friday 18th February 2022 at 7:30pm and the following day Saturday 19th February 2022 at 7pm, we performed at Peter Pizzeria. The venue can be found at 9 Welford Place, Leicester LE1 6ZH.

LONDON: on Saturday 3rd December 2021 at 8:30pm we were at Museum of Comedy at The Undercroft, St George’s Church, Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2SR.

LEICESTER: on Friday 1st October 2021 at 9pm, we performed Upstairs at the Western which can be found above The Western Pub, 70 Western Rd, Leicester LE3 0GA.

★★★★
“A masterful handle of comedy… wonderful to behold”


A YOUNGER THEATRE

Meet the cast

Alex Keen

Alex created Sex, Lies & Improvisation, (The Phoenix Remix Act of the Year 2019), co-created Stürike Comedy, co-founded the Sheffield Improv Jam, and is a welfare officer and teacher at The British Improv Project. He teaches longform improvisation in Sheffield and nationwide.

Alex also created the award-winning improvised relationship drama Between Us, improvised romcom Scriptless In Seattle (nominated Best Improv Show at Leicester Comedy Festival 2017) and Teen High: An Improvised Teen Movie, and has performed with The Shrimps, The Cambridge Impronauts, The Same Faces and Tiny Stories.

www.alexrkeen.com

Rachel E. Thorn

Rachel E. Thorn created Sex, Lies & Improvisation, which was The Phoenix Remix Act Of The Year 2019. She co-created the five-star sell-out show CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation.  She also created Between Us and Scriptless In Seattle, which was nominated for Best Improv Show at Leicester Comedy Festival, and has performed with Cambridge Impronauts, Upstairs Downton, Shrimps and Chucklenuts. She teaches narrative and dramatic improvisation internationally, including for Equity, Theatre Momentum in Chicago, and Making Room at Sheffield Theatres. 

Rachel is currently touring her solo show Lovefool. She has written for Dead Ringers, Newsjack and Breaking The News. Her sketch comedy has been heard on BBC Radio and performed by impressionists including Alistair McGowan, Rory Bremner and Christina Bianco. She trained at Drama Studio London.

www.rachelethorn.com

Hugh Clark

Hugh co-founded Stealing The Show: The Improvised Heist Comedy and has performed to sell-out crowds at Brighton Fringe Festival, Belfast Improv Festival, Birmingham Comedy Festival, Leicester Comedy Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Hugh launched from Artistic Director of The Shrimps to co-create Scriptless In Seattle, which was nominated for Best Improv Show at Leicester Comedy Festival. Since then he’s appeared as a competitor in the Leicester Comedy Festival’s Improv Smackdown, taught workshops at The British Improv Project, and co-founded improv production group JSE Improv. You can find him at Cambridge’s monthly improv comedy night, Stealing The Show Presents, and as a cast member of Space Base Mars, the improvised sci-fi comedy podcast.

★★★★
A tight structure, cracking pace and plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. Well worth tuning in to.”


THE PHOENIX REMIX

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