Double Bill - Mon 16th December!

RUTH BRATT
SALLY HODGKISS
STEPHEN FROST
STEVE STEEN

The Actors Nightmare

Daniel Craig has pulled out of the next James Bond film. Tom Hiddleston is busy. Idris Elba has said no. Even Pierce Brosnan refuses to get involved.  Award-winning improvised comedians Shaken Not Stirred give it a shot.

Featuring members of Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ and The Comedy Store Players, armed only with audience suggestions, they weave together a brand new completely improvised movie in the style of Britain’s favourite spy.

Steve Steen and Stephen Frost share a mutual ambition to improvise a play with no suggestions from the audience, bringing together like minded performers to join them on stage to create a play from nothing. The Actor’s Nightmare is the result. The play might be a tragedy, comedy, melodrama, even a farce - nothing is planned in advance; the only thing that's certain is that this is the first time the  play will ever be performed... and the last.

TICKETS £8 +bf 

Door tickets if available £12 cash.

Tables bookable for 4 or more: contact@londonimprovtheatre.com 

Private bar and bar food served.

ADVANCE BOOKING STRONGLY ADVISED

Cast of 'Shaken Not Stirred'

 

Alexander Fox  a stand-up and character comedian who’s been described as ‘excellent’ by Jack Dee and ‘one of the most unique comic voices at the Fringe’ by Theatre Weekly. He has written and performed two solo comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, which won critical acclaim and were featured as a ‘Recommended Show’ by The Guardian and on ‘Best Jokes of the Fringe’ lists in The Independent and GQ Magazine.

Sally Hodgkiss is an actress, playwright, and hugely influential female performer on the UK scene. In 2019 alone she played at Glastonbury Festival with the Stephen Frost Improv Allstars, with the Comedy Store Players, and alongside Clive Anderson, Tony Slattery, Greg Proops et al in ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ at the Edinburgh Fringe. Her theatrical performances at the Manchester Royal Exchange, the Sheffield Crucible and Shakespeare’s Globe among others saw her labelled ‘something of a young Victoria Wood’ by British Theatre Guide. 

 

Dom O’Keefe He is a former director of acclaimed improv company the Oxford Imps and for whom he directed two sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festivals 2013 and 2014 and the Imps’ tour of the USA in 2015.  He also developed their touring show ‘The Curious Case of the Improvised Musical’, and starred in their sell-out improvised Shakespeare show, ‘The Play’s the Thing!’ Dom has taken two solo shows to Edinburgh.

 

Scott Oswald has toured with theatre productions nationally and internationally, before establishing himself as a rising star of the London improv scene as a founding member of improvised rock documentary Jack Left Town.

Cast of 'The Actors Nightmare'

Stephen Frost - many credits include…. The Oblivion Boys on Saturday Live, The Young Ones, Radio 4’s Just a Minute and the improvisation TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? He has appeared on Have I Got News for You, Never Mind the Buzzcocks. and Blackadder. Stephen appears regularly with The Comedy Store Players and is ever popular on the London comedy circuit. He is a veteran of the Edinburgh Fringe and Glastonbury Festivals.

Steve Steen best known for his improvisation partnership with Jim Sweeney and his  many TV roles and touring theatre productions. He has appeared alongside Rory Bremner and in Blackadder. Among his many comedy credits are Whose Line Is It Anyway? Have I Got News for You and The Comedy Store Players.

Ruth Bratt – a stand up, actor and improv specialist - she is a founder member of Showstopper: The Improvised Musical. She has performed at the Edinburgh Festival for the last 11 years, where she has performed with Showstopper and Trodd en Bratt, as well as her one-woman show And On Your Left… Ruth Bratt. Recent credits include Midnight Beast, People Just Do Nothing and Quick Cuts. After the recording the first series of Ricky Gervais’ Derek, she went straight into filming with Vic Reeves on The Ministry of Curious Stuff.

Sally Hodgkiss is an actress, playwright, and hugely influential female performer on the UK scene. In 2019 alone she played at Glastonbury Festival with the Stephen Frost Improv Allstars, with the Comedy Store Players, and alongside Clive Anderson, Tony Slattery, Greg Proops et al in ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ at the Edinburgh Fringe. Her theatrical performances at the Manchester Royal Exchange, the Sheffield Crucible and Shakespeare’s Globe among others saw her labelled ‘something of a young Victoria Wood’ by British Theatre Guide. 

★★★★★ Time Out
★★★★★ The Evening Standard
★★★★★ The New Current

★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★ The Times
★★★★ The Scotsman

 

★★★★★ London Theatre Review
★★★★★ Fringe Guru
★★★★★ Broadway Baby
★★★★ Ed Fest Mag
★★★★ London Pub Theatres
★★★★ Theatre Weekly

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