Get to grips with Shakespeare in a very different way – by making it up! Impromptu Shakespeare teach a variety of workshops and courses for a diverse range of audiences: improvisers, children, students, actors and those who simply have a love of Shakespeare's work and an interest in exploring it from the inside out.
Using style, character and language techniques and exercises created from our 5 years of developing and performing improvised Shakespeare, participants understand the works more fully, and are able to create the scenes Shakespeare never wrote and uncover their inner Bard. The experience encompasses gravitas and beauty, gentle irreverence and hilarity.
We can tailor something specific for you whether you are an improviser, an educator, run a theatre company or even just looking for a really different experiential idea for a party. Get in touch and let us know what the occasion is!
Upcoming courses, workshops and jams:
Shakespeare's My Jam (online)
Thursday January 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th 2021 8pm-9.30pm GMT
The cast of Impromptu Shakespeare invite you to an irreverent Bard-based online jam* of extemporised fun. Enjoy a guided warm-up and then play lots of scenes inspired by the works of the great Willy Shakes.
Expect language tomfoolery, insults and proclamations of love, as well as fairies, lovers, royals...and maybe a bit with a dog.
Open to all folks over the age of 18, and of all improv abilities.
This event is FREE but you must reserve your ticket via this link as places are limited.
*This is a private event, jamming with, and performing to each other. The event isn't recorded or live-streamed.
Improvising Shakespeare - Getting Texty With it
With Rebecca MacMillan
Wednesday 20th Jan, 7pm-9pm GMT
Tragical-Comical-Historical: Exploring Shakespeare's Genres
With Charlie Sturgeon
Sunday 24th Jan, 2pm-4pm GMT
Who Will Believe My Verse? Improvising Sonnets
With Jennifer Jordan
Wednesday 27th Jan, 7pm-9pm
Improvising Shakespeare: Big Ideas
With Jules Munns
Sunday 31st Jan, 2pm-4pm
Workshop tickets are £20 standard price, with a number of lower priced tickets at £5 available. These are intended to make this event more accessible to members of under-represented and under-privileged groups.
Making up Shakespeare: Improv Workshops