An improv festival is set to takeover London Bridge this April and will be celebrating togetherness by showcasing 18 of the best improv groups from across the UK and Ireland.
The Hoopla UK and Ireland Improv Festival will be brought to life from the company behind the UK’s first improv theatre, and will include acts from Dublin, Glasgow, Nottingham, Leicester and Birmingham.
Responding to the burst of interest in improvisation groups and theatre, Hoopla are throwing one big weekend festival, bringing their favourite companies to the capital to create performances inspired by spontaneity and collaboration.
Improv classes are one of the fastest growing new hobbies in the UK. Starting as a weekly workshop above a pub in Balham, Hoopla are now the UK’s biggest improv school and run multiple courses every night of the week in venues across Central London, as well as regularly running corporate workshops to clients including Google, Facebook, and Accenture.
Improv companies performing at the festival will include Dreamweaver Quartet, who turn dreams into a reality within an improvised musical dreamscape; and The Actor’s Nightmare, which sees the original improvisers from Whose Line Is It Anyway? and the Comedy Store Players, join forces with a new generation to improvise an entire play.
With their aim to promote diversity in improv and comedy, the festival will also welcome the UK’s first ethnically diverse improvisational theatre company, JumProv.
Hoopla Impro was founded with the idea of bringing people together through improv and creating a warm, fun and friendly environment where people can come together and be themselves. They now run workshops every night of the week in six locations around Central London, with even more starting later this year. A real confidence-boosting experience, its aim is to stretch your mind as well as your perspective.
When: 26th & 27th April 2019
Where: Hoopla Improv Theatre, 96 Snowsfields Road, London Bridge SE1 3SS
£: Tickets cost £10 and include access to all shows that evening (Suitable for ages 18+)
More info: www.hooplaimpro.com