‘IN REAL LIFE’ Organic Harold Course
About this event
An ‘IN REAL LIFE’ 12-week course in the Harold. Including an introduction to the form, a deep dive into all of its moving parts, and plenty of opportunities to practice, this course aims to demystify the Harold and help students to find delight and freedom in this most flexible of forms.
What is the Harold?
The basis for sitcoms from ‘Seinfeld‘ to ‘Modern Family‘, the Harold is a classic form of longform improvisation. Comprising three sets of scenes interspersed with so-called ‘group games’, the Harold balances group games with two-person scene work, freewheeling creation with opportunities to just play the fun bit again. Building a show together, you will use the skills and variety of the team to create a powerful ‘group mind’, creating and channelling inspiration and creativity into the scenes.
In this course you will be introduced to the Harold stage by stage, building up from simple group games into a complex and rich show where inspiration is everywhere and nothing is left unused.
What can I expect?
- Using openings and group games to create ideas
- Techniques to initiate confidently from different stimulus
- Creating and returning to inspiring characters
- Being inspired by scenes in different ways
- Creating a coherent show
Who is this course suitable for?
- Improvisers who are confident playing scenes and want to build towards a full show.
- Improvisers who have done some montage or longform improvisation and want to enrich and improve their work.
- Longform improvisers who have taken a break during the pandemic and want to refresh their skills in a structured way.
Maximum 8. BOOK NOW!
“A brilliant environment to explore, play and learn – kept my brain fizzing and my mouth laughing.” Gloria, performer
“Every time I do a class I think it can’t be topped and lo and behold, every time the next one does.” Katharine, professional declutterer
“A phenomenal environment that attracts the loveliest people. Collaborative meditation, good for the soul.” Lillian, teacher
Due to the current CV19 situation, we’ve halved our class capacity to 8 and therefore our termly pricing reflects this. We hope as the lockdown restriction improve, we’ll be able to adjust our numbers and prices in line with this.
We want to keep our improv community as safe as possible as we return to in-person classes. You can check our COVID procedures for classes here.
When: Wednesday nights for 12-weeks, from 15th September to 8th December (with a break over schools half term, no class 26th October), 7-9.30 pm each week
Where: BHASVIC Brighton. 205 Dyke Rd, Brighton & Hove BN3 6EG
Cost: £300 general, £270 concession
If financial hardships are an issue, we are happy to offer scholarships and payment plans please contact us directly to discuss at [email protected]
If due to covid we can’t run these classes in person, before or during the course, then we will move them online in our improv zoom rooms, with no refunds or credits in this instance.
Since graduating from the Guildhall School, Jules has trained with improv luminaries from Keith Johnstone to Patti Stiles, David Razowsky to Armando Diaz. He was one of the founders of the Nursery, where he was Artistic Director for over a decade, directing and creating numerous shows and teams and running both the corporate training and education arms of the business. As well as the Maydays, he performs as one-half of Ten Thousand Million Love Stories and directs Fringe favourite Impromptu Shakespeare. He has taught and performed improv in over twenty countries, as well as being a leading figure in the online improv movement.