In-Person* Improvisation at Brighton Fringe, May 2022

Red theatre curtains frame the iamge with white stage spotlights shining on the Maydays logo. Text: Improvisation at Brighton Fringe 2022. 2 red masks of a happy and sad face sit underneath with show tickets on the left and a bucket of popcorn on the right.

by Jen Rowe

Less of a blog, more of an improv platter. Here are the 25 improv or very-improv-related shows I’ve found for your spontaneity-loving eyes. This year, we have some old favourites plus some brand-new-to-Brighton newbies, visiting us from all over the country.

 

At a quick glance, I see shows and improvisers from London, Bristol, Kent, Leamington Spa and Scotland, but I expect that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

 

There’s murder, mystery, musicals, hip-hop, sitcoms, playback, competitive improv, filmic, theatrical, climate-change inspired, A.I. and cabaret. Here’s your chance to see all the different types of improv in one succinct arty month. So grab a friend, go see a show, try something new and then say hello, because we’re so lucky to have this much improv on our doorsteps for the month.

 

*I’m sorry this doesn’t include online improv – hopefully I’ll have time to put that together later this week, but for now this is the old-fashioned sitting-in-the-same-room-as-the-improvisers type show. I’ve added venue accessibility (according to the fringe website)  but, improvisers, please get in touch if you see an error).

Title Dates Venue Company Link Accessibility
Bright Lights, Big City Impro! 21/22 Laughing Horse @ The Quadrant City Impro https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/bright-lights-big-city-impro-161123/ Assistance Dogs Allowed
The Elephant in the Room: An Improvised Comedy Show 14/15 Caxton Arms Leamprov https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/the-elephant-in-the-room-an-improvised-comedy-show-159595/ Assistance Dogs Allowed
IMDp: Improvised Movie Director Podcast 21/22 Laughing Horse @ The Quadrant https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/imdp-improvised-movie-director-podcast-159682/ Assistance Dogs Allowed
Mates: The Improvised ’90s Sitcom 21/22 Komedia Studio Mates Improv https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/mates-the-improvised-90s-sitcom-149681/ Wheelchair Access

Accessible Bathroom

Assistance Dogs Allowed

Step Free Access

Hearing Loop

Playback Impro 28/29/30/31 Laughing Horse @ The Walrus https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/playback-impro-160863/ Assistance Dogs Allowed
Sex, Lies and Improvisation 20/21 Rialto Between Us https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/sex-lies-improvisation-142642/ Assistance Dogs Allowed
Shaken Not Stirred 28/29 Laughing Horse @ The Walrus https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/shaken-not-stirred-improvised-james-bond-125723/ Assistance Dogs Allowed
CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation 8/15 Laughing Horse @ The Walrus The Chandeliers https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/csi-crime-scene-improvisation-142641/ Assistance Dogs Allowed
Happily Never After 8th May The Old Market The Maydays https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/happily-never-after-117115/ Wheelchair AccessAccessible BathroomAssistance Dogs AllowedStep Free Access
Hotel Michelle 10/14/17/21 Laughing Horse @ The Walrus https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/hotel-michelle-153223/ Assistance Dogs Allowed
Yes Anderson 12/13/14/15 [email protected] Poets Tiny Dynamite https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/yes-anderson-the-improvised-wes-anderson-movie-164371/ Assistance Dogs Allowed
Alex Leam: Improv Provocateur 13th May Caxton Arms https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/alex-leam-improv-provocateur-162094/ Assistance Dogs Allowed
After Dusk: The Improvised Twilight Zone 15th May (3 shows) Laughing Horse @ Caroline of Brunswick Real Positive Poles https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/after-dusk-the-improvised-twilight-zone-162741/ Assistance Dogs Allowed
Your Flaws: The Musical 15/28/29 Laughing Horse @ The Quadrant https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/your-flaws-the-musical-157643/ Assistance Dogs Allowed
The Fringe Show 20th May Komedia Studio The Maydays https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/the-fringe-show-134314/ Wheelchair AccessAccessible BathroomAssistance Dogs AllowedStep Free AccessHearing Loop
Track 96: Improvised Hip-Hop 20/21/22 Laughing Horse @ The Quadrant https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/track-96-improvised-hip-hop-146820/ Assistance Dogs Allowed
Multiverse Musical 22nd May (2 shows) Laughing Horse @ The Walrus https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/multiverse-musical-144495/ Assistance Dogs Allowed
Murder on the Improvised Express 26th May BOAT Pinch Punch https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/murder-on-the-improvised-express-160254/ Wheelchair AccessAccessible BathroomAssistance Dogs AllowedStep Free Access
Gamez Presents: TV Pilots LIve 28th May

3/4th June

Laughing Horse @ The Quadrant https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/gämez-presents-tv-pilots-live-159798/ Assistance Dogs Allowed
Artificial Intelligence Improvisation 2/3/4/5 May The Rotunda Theatre: Bubble Improbotics https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/artificial-intelligence-improvisation-158656/ Wheelchair Access

Assistance Dogs Allowed

Step Free Access

Comedysportz UK 2/3/4/5 May Laughing Horse @ The Walrus CSZUK https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/comedysportz-uk-161031/ Assistance Dogs Allowed
Acaprov 4/5 June Laughing Horse @ The Walrus https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/acaprov-the-improvised-a-cappella-musical-133485/ Assistance Dogs Allowed
Climate Guilt Club 28/30 May Brighton Youth Centre Uncorked https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/climate-guilt-club-164222/ Wheelchair Access

Assistance Dogs Allowed

Criminal 29th May Laughing Horse @ The Walrus https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/criminal-127278/ Assistance Dogs Allowed
Extra Topping 6/7/13/14 May [email protected] Poets https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/extra-topping-comedy-showcase-164144/ Assistance Dogs Allowed
Do The Thing: Up To But Not Exceeding 10 Musicals 6/7/8 May
2/3/4/5 June
The Electric Arcade Do The Thing https://www.otherplaceticketing.co.uk/8159/do-the-thing-up-to-but-not-exceeding-10-musicals https://www.electric-arcade.co.uk/accessibillity

 

2 Comments
  1. Harry Puckering

    Hi Jen

    It’s not pure comedic improv, but this has a lot of improv in it: https://www.brightonfringe.org/venues/climate-guilt-club-164222/

    It’s one of Maggie Gordon-Walker’s Uncorked interactive/experiential events.

    For reasons I simply do not understand, it is illustrated by a sideways photo of me in character in a previous Uncorked show…

    XX

    1. Loving the sideways shot Harry! And you’ll be pleased to know Climate Guilt Club was included on the Improv platter 🙂 x

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