Online Improv Elective: Going Solo – Extended Club Mix

Making a one-person show

About this Event

Due to the popularity of Sarah-Louise’s Women’s Workshop (we had to run it twice!), we are delighted to offer this class again, but this time open to all. This time, the class size is limited to 8 people and the length extended to 4 hours to allow for more individual attention and feedback on your work.

This open elective runs Sunday 8th November, 1 – 5 pm GMT.

Open – A class for anyone, regardless of their improv experience. Although more experienced players are of course welcome, the content does not require any prior improv knowledge.

Have you always wanted to make a one-person show but don’t know where to begin?

Do you have a story to share but don’t know how best to tell it?

As theatres navigate new regulations and learn how to stage socially distanced events, there couldn’t be a better moment to think about making your own one-person, portable, sellable show: whether it’s a play, a cabaret, improvised or scripted, it’s time to take control of your story.

Writer and performer of 6 award-winning and critically acclaimed solo shows and 5 two-handers, Sarah-Louise Young, leads a four-hour online course on how to create work for the solo performer.

From choosing your initial idea to picking your perfect collaborators, Sarah-Louise will guide participants through discussion and practical exercises, helping them explore the creative process.

As well as working on the style, content and narrative elements of making your own work, she will share her experience and expertise on producing and promoting alone. The pitfalls and the practicalities of travelling light.

Participants will be asked to complete a short pre-workshop questionnaire to enable Sarah-Louise to tailor the session to their needs as much as possible.

If you already have an idea for a show she will help you find the next step in the creative journey and if you have never thought about going solo before, hopefully, you will leave inspired to start now.


Solo Shows: performer and writer

  • An Evening Without Kate Bush
  • The Silent Treatment
  • Cabaret Whore
  • Cabaret Whore Encore!
  • Cabaret Whore, More! More! More!
  • Drag King
  • Two-Handers: performer and writer
  • Julie Madly Deeply
  • Je Regrette!
  • Night Bus
  • Songs For Cynics
  • Songs For Lovers (And Other Idiots)
  • Co-Writer & Director:
  • Looking For Me Friend: The Music Of Victoria Wood
  • Not Dead Yet
  • Empty Nest
  • Hooray For Love
  • Honey’s Happening
  • Miss-Leading Ladies


Maxa, The Most Assassinated Woman In The World (full-scale musical written with Michael Roulston)

Sarah-Louise has co-written with and for numerous other performers including Amanda Palmer, Lynn Ruth Miller, Fascinating Aida, Marcel Lucont, Ophelia Bitz and Clementine Living Fashion Doll


  • The Actors Centre
  • The Singers Cabaret Workshop
  • The Showstoppers!
  • Guest speaker for Russell Lucas

She has also appeared in numerous plays and pantomimes, workshops of new musicals, script readings and is a regular fixture on the London and international cabaret scene.

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NB: Our electives frequently sell out, but do not despair if this class has. You have not missed your shot. If enough people join the waiting list, we are often able to put the same class on a few days after or in parallel. So if you were excited, join up and we will be in touch.

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