Dave’s Improv Playtime – Improv Drop-in Class (Basic Skills)
Join us for an evening class of improvisation led by Dave Bourn.
This will be a fun packed session – looking at basic skills, games & scenes. We’ll start with some warm-ups, followed by a focus on some key skills and end with a chance to perform in front of the group. The atmosphere will be very friendly and supportive.
Many people think of improv as something “scary” that only actors or comedians can do. This sessions aims to turn the fear into fun with a selection of games and exercises in pairs and small groups. Come along to explore your creativity and spontaneity, stretch your communication skills and boost your confidence. Anyone can learn to improvise. Nervous beginners welcome!
Dave is currently the resident improvisation teacher at University of West London and the Court Theatre Drama School. He started improvising to help reduce his anxiety, and began performing with London Theatresports and Sacred Scriptless in the 90s. He has directed shows by Stephen K Amos, Carey Marx, Felix Dexter and Phil Nichol. The last of which was also nominated for the Perrier award.
No experience necessary. If you don’t normally do this kind of thing then this is for YOU!
This is an adult class – over 18s only.
DATE: Wednesday 27 September 2023 at 7pm
COST: £15 (No booking fee) £11 concessions (No booking fee)
VENUE: The Courtyard Theatre – STUDIO SPACE
Bowling Green Walk, 40 Pitfield St, London N1 6EU
Nearest Tube: Old Street (Northern Line – 5 mins walk), Liverpool Street (Central, Circle Lines – 15 mins walk)
HOW TO FIND US: @ The Courtyard Theatre
Bowling Green Walk, 40 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6EU.
The nearest major railway station is Liverpool St, which is a 15 minute walk away. National Rail Services to Kings Cross – Northern Line. National Rail Services to Waterloo.
The nearest tube station is Old Street, on the Northern Line two stations southbound from Kings Cross. We are also a 10 minute walk away from either Shoreditch High St or Hoxton stations on the East London Line, or a 15 minute walk from Liverpool Street station on the Central, Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City Lines. .
The following bus routes stop at Old Street:
Route 21, Route 43, Route 55, Route 76, Route 141, Route 205, Route 214, Route 271, Route N35, Route N55, Route N76
From Old Street Tube Station
Exit the station via subway 1, turn right up the ramp. Follow Old Street towards Hoxton Square, take the left before the Holiday Inn. Follow Pitfield Street until you reach a side-road to the right named Bowling Green Walk. The Courtyard Theatre and iambic Bar can easily be found two minutes walk from Hoxton Square, a vibriant area full of restaurants, bars and Galleries, taking the exit from Hoxton Square into Bowling Green Walk.