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Rhapsodes returns to The Edinburgh Festival Fringe!

April 28th 2017

Masterminds Adam Meggido and Sean McCann are back in Edinburgh with their whip smart show Rhapsodes! From the creators of[1] Olivier Award-winning ‘Showstopper! The Improvised Musical’, this is competitive improv as you've never seen it. In Ancient Greece, the ‘rhapsodes’ would compete for prizes at the great artistic festivals in Athens. Now, almost three thousand years later, Adam and Sean honour this tradition by attempting the most-humanly-impossible-to-improvise challenges known to man – ...Continue Reading

The London Jam and 10th Annual London Improvathon

January 10th 2017

[1] It’s almost time for the 2017 London Jam and 10th Annual 50-Hour Improvathon at Wilton’s Music Hall! Hosted and produced by the Olivier Award-winning musical improvisation group [2]The Showstoppers and co-produced by[3] Something For the Weekend and[4] Extempore Theatre Don’t forget to book tickets for one, two or all of our brilliant shows performing in the Jam! They are: Monday 16 January 7.30pm: The glorious [5]Austentatious! An Improvised Jane Austen Novel. 9.15pm:[ ...Continue Reading

Rhapsodes Edinburgh Fringe Previews - London's Theatre503 this week!

July 25th 2016

[1]Extempore Theatre Newsletter ​This week, don't miss your chance to see Rhapsodes in London before the show heads off to this year's Edinburgh Fringe! You've got two chances to catch it at Theatre503, (nearest station Clapham Junction, then bus 49, 319, 344 or 345) this Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th July at 7.00pm. Shakespeare made up on the spot! From the creators of Olivier Award-winning Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, this is improv as you've never seen it before. Honouring a ...Continue Reading

Presenting... The Ninth Annual London 50 hour Improvathon!

April 16th 2016

[1]Extempore Theatre Newsletter [2] The Ninth Annual [3]London 50 hour Improvathon is coming very soon! We're delighted to announce that this year's epic adventure will be a 1930s homage to Agatha Christie, set on board the glamorous, iconic Orient Express. [4] Led by the Olivier Award-Winning Adam Meggido (for Showstopper! The Improvised Musical), some of the world's best improvisers will assemble at Stockwell's LOST Theatre (a 5 minute walk from Stockwell Tube) from 7pm on 2 ...Continue Reading

London Improvathon cast announced

May 8th 2015

[1]Extempore Theatre Newsletter The full cast of the 2015 London 50-hour Improvathon has now been announced and as well as some of the usual top U.K. and International faces we also have some new faces that you may recognise such as Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones) and Mike McShane (Whose Line is it Anyway). The full cast list can be found by going to [2]http://www.thelondonjam.com/cast-qas/ "Fearsomely able improvisers…. Extempore Theatre is the hothouse for British longform improv.’ ...Continue Reading

Cast announced for 2015 London Improvathon

May 8th 2015

[1]Extempore Theatre Newsletter The full cast of the 2015 London 50-hour Improvathon has now been announced and as well as some of the usual top U.K. and International faces we also have some new faces that you may recognise such as Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones) and Mike McShane (Whose Line is it Anyway). The full cast list can be found by going to [2]http://www.thelondonjam.com/cast-qas/ "Fearsomely able improvisers…. Extempore Theatre is the hothouse for British longform improv.’ ...Continue Reading

The 2015 London 50-Hour Improvathon is back for an 8th extraordinary year!

March 30th 2015

[1]Extempore Theatre Newsletter We're back! This year, the eighth annual 50-Hour Improvathon, being staged at the LOST Theatre from 7.00pm on Friday 29 May and finishing 9.00pm on Sunday 31 May, is an hilarious homage to all things Hollywood. It featuring leading improvisers from the UK and overseas, playing a range of lovable and eccentric characters in modern-day Los Angeles. Screen sirens, budding starlets, struggling writers, crazed directors, big-shot producers… it takes all sorts to ...Continue Reading

Improv workshop with international award-winning Becky Johnson of The Suffrettes

March 11th 2015

[1]Extempore Theatre Newsletter Hello everyone! We are proud to be hosting the amazing Becky Johnson who is in London for a week and will be running a workshop into her remarkable brand of improv. Here are the details: Improv Dynamics with Becky Johnson ---------------------------------- Friday March 20th from 6.30pm - 9.00pm Although contemporary improvised theatre leans heavily on narrative storytelling, it also relies on fewer narrative arcs. This workshop is an exploration ...Continue Reading

Message from Extempore Theatre, creators of The London Jam & Improvathon, previously The Sticking Place

March 11th 2015

[1]Extempore Theatre Newsletter Hello and welcome to our new-look mailing list! We've been rebranding and so we thought we would write to you to explain how everything fits together. This mailing list is the mailing list of [2]Extempore Theatre, run by artistic director Adam Meggido (on the left of the picture) and Creative Director Dylan Emery (on the right). Extempore produces The annual [3]50-hour London Improvathon, the London Jam (a festival of improvisation), occasional show ...Continue Reading

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