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BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY IMPRO

City Impro Limited | View Performers Biography

Comedy

Venue:Moriarty's, 161 Lothian Road Edinburgh EH3 9AA
Phone: 0131 228 5558
Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map
Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: Cellar
AUG 20-27 at 15:45 (60 min)
 
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Strap yourself in for a rip-roaring rollercoaster of laughter as five adrenaline-fuelled improvisers make everything up as they go along, all for your enjoyment. Racing from one game to another, this show is silly, lots of fun and will never ever be repeated again.

City Impro have been entertaining audiences since 2013, with the group coming from a wide variety of backgrounds from theatre, sketch, and even the worlds of finance and law. Having taken 2 shows to the Brighton Fringe and played sold out runs at the Camden Fringe in 2015 and 2016, it's now time for City Impro to hit the bright lights of Edinburgh.

Previous City Impro shows have been recommended by Time Out and The London Evening Standard.

**** "Incredibly good" (Voicemag.co.uk)
**** "A masterclass in improvised comedy" (Remotegoat.com)

Warning: Show may contain some improv-per behaviour!


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News and Reviews for this Show

May 15, 2017  Remotegoat.com
"A Masterclass in improvised comedy"
There is no doubt about it-the assembled performers/actors/improvisers in this hour long presentation know their craft and are never stumped for words, situations or rapport. The show is brilliantly held together by compare-Alistair Thomas.

The evening is crazy, unexpected and off the cuff and brilliant-as long as you're not expecting anything too taxing on the brain. As a lady sat next to me remarked- "well it does what it says on the tin"! - it certainly does.
With the simple means of a "spin the wheel" and a lot of suggestions from an appreciative audience - time flies by in a series of improvisation set ups, drama school games and everything played for comedy - with subtlety going for nothing.

Like all improvisation - the rules of being open to suggestion, thinking on your feet, never blocking your fellow performers and razor sharp decisions are demonstrated here to perfection.

The evening is zany to say the least and I did wonder if my drink had been spiked at one point ! But-even at 1pm in the afternoon-The show works like a dream-as long as the audience plays along with you-and at the performance I attended-"the audience went wild"! A word of warning- anyone expecting a coherent evening -forget it ! If you want an open minded-"go with the moment", fun packed romp-this is the show for you.

I'd love to see this show played in "the round" or a version where they encourage audience members to join them onstage-as I have no doubt this talented crew can cope with anything. A refreshing change to the Brighton fringe-this group will surely go from strength to strength. Click Here

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