Dec. 01, 2023, “Best ever start” for advent calendars, claims archivist.
L-R: Dylan Emery, Monica Gaga, Phil Whelans, Charlotte Gittins.
Friday December 1, 2023 @ 2000hrs at Hoopla…
96, Snowsfields Road,
London SE1 3SS Map
On Friday December 1, once the pinching and punching has abated, why not rest your fingers and punch sites whilst watching some top notch impro. GTI will be sharing the night with Gämez! and Michelle! in what promises to be the best December the first ever.
GTI will be…
Dylan Emery has been performing and directing improvised theatre and comedy for more than 15 years. He is co-founder of Olivier Award-winning West End, Edinburgh Festival and Radio 4 Impro Hit, Showstopper, Ken Campbell-inspired hard-bardics masterclass, the School of Night and Grand Theft Impro. He has played the National Theatre, The Royal Court and Shakespeare’s Globe.
Monica Gaga – as seen, heard and staged on BBC3, London Live, BBC History, BBC Radio London, Global Pillage, The Comedy Store Players, Hoopla Impro, Yes Queens, Hell Yeah, Boulevard Theatre and more. She spent time at Second City in Chicago, is a member of Do the Right Scene and teaches, hosts and runs nights for Hoopla.
Charlotte Gittins is an actor, documentary-maker and BAFTA Rocliffe-winning writer. She is a member of impro behemoth, Austentatious, half of critically acclaimed double act Folie à Deux, one-third of JCB, Anxiety Club and Grand Theft Impro and has been various percentages of: Norway’s Almost Ibsen: An Improvised Tragedy, Suki Webster’s Guest Speaker, Literary Death Match, This Is Your Trial, Monkey Toast, Marcus Brigstocke’s Unavailable for Comment and Ross Noble’s Evening of Improvisation with Special Guests. She has appeared at festivals across Europe and the Antipodes, performed her début solo show at the Edinburgh Fringe, and acted by candlelight in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe.
Phil Whelans – writer and performer of his own Radio 4 sitcom, My First Planet, founder member of Pros from Dover – with whom he did two series of Radio 4’s The Infinite Monkey Cage. Phil has worked with everyone from Joan Rivers to Basil Brush, Al Gore to Brian Conley, Robin Williams to Giles Brandreth. Phil has been in It’s Kevin, Brasseye, Preston Front and a number of unsuccessful radio and TV impro pilots. He has improvised all over the world, is founder member of Spontaneous Combustion and Grand Theft Impro, has been in Showstopper: the Improvised Musical, Hamlet Improvised and Criminal. He has also performed at Shakespeare’s Globe.
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