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Alan Marriott

Advanced Performance Course

Who can join?

This Advanced Course is structured for those that have already completed an Improv course or attended classes and have already participated in a showcase or a performance.  


If you are unsure of suitability please email to find out more or see our range of courses:

Course Teacher - Alan Marriott

Alan was taught by Keith Johnstone and  Phil Savath followed by four years with V.T.S.L., working closely with Colin Mochrie and Ryan Styles. Alan has worked with or taught many groups in London, Vancouver and throughout Europe including: Showstopper, The Comedy Store Players, Grand Theft Impro, South of the River and Holsten Impro (with Steve Frost and Jeremy Hardy) Scratch (with Ruth Bratt) Impropera (a two act improvised opera), Lust Boulevard (an improvised soap opera directed by Phelim McDermott), Alliances (London's first 2 act improvised play), The Impro Musical, Friday Night Live, Vancouver Theatresports League, The Chip Butcher Quartet, Made Up Like Tarts, Dogs on Holiday, Hamlet Improvised, Impro Lear, Brickbats Volunteers, and Omelette Broadcasting (with Lee Simpson). Alan was the original Artistic Director of Theatresports London at the Donmar Warehouse.


As a teacher Alan has been spreading improvisation and impro thinking, world wide for over 30 years. The list of Alan's former students includes Eddie Izzard, Alan Davies, John Sparks, Jake Arnott, Stella Duffy, Gordon Kennedy, Neil Ashdown, Fay Ripley, Ben Keaton, Dylan Emery, Pippa Evans, Ruth Bratt, Phillip Pellew, Andy Stanton, Abandoman and many more.


The Course

This Advanced Course is formulated to consolidate existing skills and to guide participants to reach their improv potential. Geared to the end of course performance, you will work with same group through the course to create a Showcase Performance comprising of fast paced short form scenes and games followed by a long form multi-scene ‘play’. All participants of the course are offered the opportunity to perform in the end of course show on the last session - this is  the highlight of the course.


Course Elements

  • Environments

  • Scene dynamic and status

  • Observe, react, respond

  • Instinct – Intuition - Intellect

  • Scene Work

  • Short-Form performance games

  • Long-Form multi scene structures

  • Collaboration with scene partners

  • Genres and Styles

  • Participation in end of course showcase


The end of course showcase performance takes place at The London Improv Theatre, using stage and lights with cabaret seating/private bar with the audience invited by the participants including friends & family.

Dates & Times

June      Saturday 2nd              3PM to 5PM

June      Saturday  9th              3PM to 5PM

June      Saturday  16th            3PM to 5PM

June      Saturday  23rd            3PM to 5PM

June      Saturday  30th            3PM to 5PM

July       Sunday 1st                  5PM to Showcase

Venue: London Improv Theatre

Fee: £225.00 SOLD OUT


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