Intermediate Improv


We are excited for the return of our 8 week intermediate improv course.  We focus on further developing skills acquired in Foundation Improv, or elsewhere that you’ve studied or performed.  We play with elements such as:

  • Character
  • Scene work and editing
  • Finding the game of the scene
  • Adding more depth to your scenes
  • Finding more funny in your scenes
  • Walk forwards and ‘gag’ games.

Please note that a foundation level of improv knowledge will be assumed for these workshops. The course is designed with a rolling curriculum so can be taken multiple times with a different line-up of classes each course.

Our next 8 week intermediate improv course starts Sunday 1st May 2022, 4-6pm, Gorse Hill Studios, Stretford.  The cost is £70 for the 8 weeks.

Drop-in options are available charged at £10 per session – drop us an email for more information. To ensure covid safe numbers you must contact us prior to attending.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions about the intermediate improv course. This course culminates in a showcase open to invited guests as well as the general public.


May-June 2022 Course Schedule:


May 1st: Let’s Jam!With Sean Mason – Scenes, games and getting to know each other.  

May 8th: Environment and ‘the space’ – With Sean Mason – Break out of static scenes and own the space in this fun and physical workshop.

May 22nd: Love Something – with Maggie Nolan – Remove the conflict from your scenes and find the commonalities to build relationships and develop character.

May 29th: Be specific!  – with Maggie Nolan – By labelling the specifics such as characters, objects and environments you will add depth to your scenes and engage your audience. Add detail and interest with your scene partner and bring your imagined world’s to life.

June 5th: Choices – With Tom Short How to recognise opportunities and make bolder choices in any scene.

June 12th: Big Character – With John Cooper – In this workshop we’ll be experimenting with character work. Using VAPAPO, voice, attitude and physicality to create larger than life personalities, then explore how they influence the direction of a scene. We’ll explore your comfort zone, discuss your ‘go to’ characters, and the styles and stereotypes used less often to discover new avenues of character work you might want to delve into.

June 19th: Genre Jam -with Kate McCabe – get to know the myriad of genres that you might get as suggestions for genre games but ALSO how the concept of genre can strengthen all your improv work.

June 26th: GAMES GAMES GAMES – with Kate McCabe – In preparation for the end of course showcase, we’ll teach you a number of shortform games and recap some of your favourite games from the course so far.


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To sign up please pay your non refundable deposit of £30 (you can pay the remainder in advance or on day one):

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*If, after signing up, participants are unable to attend the course, we will retain a £30 cancellation fee. If the company has to cancel, you you will be refunded the full amount.

 If you have any questions about our classes please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

COVID-19 Statement:

May be subject to change in line with government mandates.

We want everyone to feel safe and confident in our workshops. We strongly urge you to protect yourselves and others during the workshops, respecting the boundaries and personal decisions of all in attendance. Whilst masks are no longer mandatory we are happy for you to wear one if you prefer. All of our workshop facilitators will take a Lateral Flow Test before workshops and we advise attendees to do the same. We ask that you do not to attend if you are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms (please contact us if you are unable to attend a session). We will keep windows open within the space to allow air flow. We encourage distancing where space allows however some exercises may lead to closer physical proximity.