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50 St Paul's Road
Bristol, BS8 1LP United Kingdom

January 2020

The RH Experience presents: Stuck

Friday, 24 January @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Bristol Improv Theatre, 50 St Paul's Road
Bristol, BS8 1LP United Kingdom
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£10

Inspired by conversations with the audience, Stuck tells the story of three characters trapped by fate. Who and where they are is different every time. Their stories unfold using fast-paced flashbacks and cutaways; sometimes joyous, sometimes tragic, always absurd… High energy silliness, mixed with commitment and intelligence, leads to an engaging tale that the audience will never forget, but will also never see again. ” ★★★★★ The RH Experience are not the pioneers of tomfoolery: they are the masters” –…

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Antics Joke Show Ft. The Biscuit Barrel!

Saturday, 25 January @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Bristol Improv Theatre, 50 St Paul's Road
Bristol, BS8 1LP United Kingdom
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£7

Up The Antics bring their hit monthly comedy genre variety show to the Bristol Improv Theatre, with headliners The Biscuit Barrel! The Antics Joke Show is your monthly comedy genre mash-up night. Featuring headline sketch and improv teams from around the country, performances from our house team and the best up and coming local stand-ups. Line-Up: SKETCH from BISCUIT BARREL Biscuit Barrel are a definitively hyperactive comedy sketch group, their latest Edinburgh show featuring sixty-nine sketches in the space of…

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Tales of Adventure Episode 2

Thursday, 30 January @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Bristol Improv Theatre, 50 St Paul's Road
Bristol, BS8 1LP United Kingdom
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£7

Join our brave band of heroes in an epic fantasy quest, improvised LIVE before your very eyes! Led by the all-powerful Gamemaster – our heroes will search for treasure, battle deadly foes, and contend with dangerous twists of fate as they struggle against evil to save the world! Our heroes will enter a magical fantasy world (think Lord of the Rings, with a few twists), inspired by a certain popular roleplaying game (which we can’t mention by name for copyright…

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Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes

Friday, 31 January @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Bristol Improv Theatre, 50 St Paul's Road
Bristol, BS8 1LP United Kingdom
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£10

No script Sherlock! Veterans of the Edinburgh and Perth Fringe take you on a thrilling improvised romp through the underworld of Victorian Britain, packed with shady villains, red herrings and the brilliant deductions of London’s great detective. Light your (imaginary) pipe as a completely spontaneous and exceedingly engrossing mystery tale unfolds before you, with rollicking plot twists and hilarious characters. “…a spectacular production, crafted at furious speed and leaves its audience crying with laughter” ★★★★ – Young Perspective “Excellent… very…

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February 2020

Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes

Saturday, 1 February @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Bristol Improv Theatre, 50 St Paul's Road
Bristol, BS8 1LP United Kingdom
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£10

No script Sherlock! Veterans of the Edinburgh and Perth Fringe take you on a thrilling improvised romp through the underworld of Victorian Britain, packed with shady villains, red herrings and the brilliant deductions of London’s great detective. Light your (imaginary) pipe as a completely spontaneous and exceedingly engrossing mystery tale unfolds before you, with rollicking plot twists and hilarious characters. “…a spectacular production, crafted at furious speed and leaves its audience crying with laughter” ★★★★ – Young Perspective “Excellent… very…

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The Bish Bosh Bash!

Friday, 7 February @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Bristol Improv Theatre, 50 St Paul's Road
Bristol, BS8 1LP United Kingdom
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The feisty improvisers from Team Bish and Team Bosh will go head-to-head, chasing glory, honour and (most importantly) the audience's love. Picture the antics from Whose Line Is It Anyway, meets Shooting Stars, meets the competitive spirit of a premier league match! Scenes, songs and silliness are promised in two hours of high-octane entertainment. Who will come out on top? Only you can decide.

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Dirty Picnic Club

Sunday, 9 February @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Bristol Improv Theatre, 50 St Paul's Road
Bristol, BS8 1LP United Kingdom
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£7

Part improv performance, part hidden camera show, part social experiment. Dirty Picnic Club invites the audience in on the secrets of an immersive, form breaking new concept night from Lucy Fennell, the director of “Is it improvised, does it matter?” Improvisers are used to being unprepared, it’s kind of what they do… but this night seeks to disorientate, unbalance and challenge players using secret schemes and daring provocations- and you the audience are in on it all. With a regular…

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Scratchpad

Wednesday, 12 February @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Bristol Improv Theatre, 50 St Paul's Road
Bristol, BS8 1LP United Kingdom
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Scratchpad is the Bristol Improv Theatre’s new scratch night – carving out stage time for fledgling ideas, emerging groups and the shooting sprouts of talent. Come and watch three local improv groups forge ahead with ideas that are as fresh, squeaky and full of promise as a brand new pair of trainers. When they hit the West End you’ll be able to say ‘I was actually at their first ever gig!’ This Season’s line up includes: The Zapruder Twins’ Travelling…

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Tales of Adventure Episode 3

Thursday, 13 February @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Bristol Improv Theatre, 50 St Paul's Road
Bristol, BS8 1LP United Kingdom
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£7

Join our brave band of heroes in an epic fantasy quest, improvised LIVE before your very eyes! Led by the all-powerful Gamemaster – our heroes will search for treasure, battle deadly foes, and contend with dangerous twists of fate as they struggle against evil to save the world! Our heroes will enter a magical fantasy world (think Lord of the Rings, with a few twists), inspired by a certain popular roleplaying game (which we can’t mention by name for copyright…

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Love is in the BIT (Da Na Na, Da Na Na)

Friday, 14 February @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Bristol Improv Theatre, 50 St Paul's Road
Bristol, BS8 1LP United Kingdom
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£10

Whether you’re happily coupled, staunchly single, or anything in between; fall in love this valentine’s day at the bristol improv theatre. Here at the BIT, we’re in love with love. Love is a many splendored thing. Love lifts us up where we belong. All you need is love! Join us for one night only as we endeavour to matchmake the unsuspecting lonely hearts of Bristol. Expect gameshow-style hijinks, Blind Date-worthy puns, made up serenades, and at least one genuine instance…

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This Is Your Musical

Friday, 21 February @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Bristol Improv Theatre, 50 St Paul's Road
Bristol, BS8 1LP United Kingdom
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£10

This is Your Musical is an original improvised musical theatre show from the Bristol Improv Theatre! Each night, a cast of professional actors and team of talented musicians produce a brand-new, hilarious, smash-hit musical inspired by YOUR stories. ​ This all-singing all-dancing extravaganza with a full band is not to be missed.

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Harry Baker: 10,000

Saturday, 22 February @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Bristol Improv Theatre, 50 St Paul's Road
Bristol, BS8 1LP United Kingdom
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Mathematician-turned-World-Slam-Champion Harry Baker turns 10,000 days old, celebrating numbers, words and life itself. From winning his school's Battle of the Bands competition with a Jay-Z maths homage, to his prime number poetry TED talk being watched by millions online, Harry's love of language and logic has got him through literal marathons, seen him rap battle in front of Ice Cube, and now has him analysing the technical accuracy of So Solid Crew's 21 seconds. He's got 99 problems but maths…

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Harry Baker: 10,000

Saturday, 22 February @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bristol Improv Theatre, 50 St Paul's Road
Bristol, BS8 1LP United Kingdom
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£12

Mathematician-turned-World-Slam-Champion Harry Baker turns 10,000 days old, celebrating numbers, words and life itself. From winning his school's Battle of the Bands competition with a Jay-Z maths homage, to his prime number poetry TED talk being watched by millions online, Harry's love of language and logic has got him through literal marathons, seen him rap battle in front of Ice Cube, and now has him analysing the technical accuracy of So Solid Crew's 21 seconds. He's got 99 problems but maths…

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The Dragprov Revue

Friday, 28 February @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Bristol Improv Theatre, 50 St Paul's Road
Bristol, BS8 1LP United Kingdom
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£10

‘Christian Adore’ and ‘Eaton Messe’ are a drag double act performed by Francesca Forristal and Ed Scrivens. Using your suggestions, this lovable soft-boy and sassy queen will create dazzling songs, sketches, and raps. It’s RuPaul’s glamour meets “Whose Line Is It Anyway” style improv comedy. Serving you wit as sharp as their contour; jinks as high as their brows; memories that will stick with you longer than last night’s glitter, we present The Dragprov Revue. ‘Uses humour as a feminist…

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March 2020

When in Rome – Bristol Improv Marathon 2020

Friday, 13 March @ 8:00 pm - Saturday, 14 March @ 10:00 pm
The Bristol Improv Theatre, 50 St Paul's Road
Bristol, BS8 1LP United Kingdom
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£15

Closer Each Day Company, in association with The Bristol Improv Theatre, present their annual 26-hour long improv marathon! A team of 30 performers will take to the stage in this narrative improvised show, which is not only a test of our performers’ skill … but also their stamina. This year’s theme: It is the age of empires and emperors, and the western world revolves and converges on one thriving metropolis: Rome. The Forum hums with the plots and machinations of power-hungry…

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Lloyd Griffith: Not Just A Pretty Face

Thursday, 19 March @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bristol Improv Theatre, 50 St Paul's Road
Bristol, BS8 1LP United Kingdom
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Lloyd is back on the road for his third UK stand up tour. It’s been a busy few years for Grimsby’s favourite (for now, anyway) comedian/choirboy. He’s recently been supporting Jack Whitehall on tour, and you may have also seen him in on 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Can You Beat The Bookies? (BBC), Soccer AM (Sky One), Flinch (Netflix), Live at The Comedy Store (Comedy Central), Roast Battle (Comedy Central) and Songs of Praise (BBC2) (lol). “Lloyd…

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Adam Rowe: Pinnacle

Saturday, 21 March @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bristol Improv Theatre, 50 St Paul's Road
Bristol, BS8 1LP United Kingdom
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Pinnacle is a brand new hour of brutally honest, opinionated, no holds barred stand-up from DAVE’s Best Joke Of The Edinburgh Fringe Winner, Liverpool Comedian Of The Year Winner, and English Comedian Of The Year Finalist; Adam Rowe. His online stand-up clips have amassed over 50 million views, he’s appeared on various TV shows and Adam was hand-picked as tour support for Jason Manford as well as huge American stars Andrew Schulz and Bill Burr. At 27 years of age,…

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April 2020

The Noise Next Door: In Charge

Sunday, 19 April @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Bristol Improv Theatre, 50 St Paul's Road
Bristol, BS8 1LP United Kingdom
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The charismatic quartet have always astonished with their ability to spin audience suggestions into comedy gold, but for this show they’re putting you, the audience, in charge in brilliant and bombastic new ways. Join comedy’s unstoppable force for an evening like no other… Hilarious scenes! Mind-blowing songs! Finely tuned anarchy! The Noise Next Door are twelve time sell-out veterans of The Edinburgh Fringe and have appeared on BBC One, ITV1, BBC Three and BBC Radio 4. They have also appeared…

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May 2020

Jessica Fostekew: Hench (Tour Extension)

Sunday, 24 May @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Bristol Improv Theatre, 50 St Paul's Road
Bristol, BS8 1LP United Kingdom
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£14

Extra show added due to phenomenal demand! Please note that this show takes place at The Bristol Improv Theatre. Absolute powershed and regular host of The Guilty Feminist, Jessica Fostekew explores her big strong strength. Have you ever watched a feminist try and take ‘hench’ as a compliment? It’s like watching a snake eat but funny. As seen on Motherland, Cuckoo and BAFTA Award-winning drama Three Girls. Soon to appear in forthcoming feature films Official Secrets (Gavin Hood) and Greed…

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