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Fringe 2022: Film Club – An Improvised Comedy Review

Film Club is a cinematic-based comedy improv troupe that’s taking PBH’s Free Fringe by storm. Performing daily in Revolution Bar’s downstairs Function Room, the small group is introducing a fun twist on improvised theatre to their eager lunchtime audiences. Rooting a series of improvised scenes from a given movie genre, the group produced a quick-witted […]

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Lazy Susan: Forgive Me, Mother!

Somewhere, in a dark shipping container on the outskirts of the Fringe, you may find yourself surrounded by fidgety strangers, a mixed crowd of hipsters and youngsters, when Cyndi Lauper’s undying anthem to girls everywhere breaks the silence. Suddenly, out come two women (or girls?), each with a comically long wig covering their faces and […]

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Shit-Faced Shakespeare: Hamlet

Shit-Faced Shakespeare is the epitome of what a Fringe show should be: rowdy, risqué, and reckless. Not a novice at the Fringe, the troupe of five actors performing one of Shakespeare’s great works is returning for yet another year. This time, they have chosen to recreate Hamlet…with just one small twist. Each night, one of […]

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The Understudies

On this particular afternoon, as suggested by the audience, The Understudies named their fully improvised musical Greenhead and Her Travels. By some miracle, the musical – which opened with an argument between two members of a cult commune over which is the best plant-based milk, moved on to the tragic backstory of the cult’s grand […]

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Murder, She Didn’t Write

It was Mr. Green—in the parlour—with the candlestick! Degrees of Error and Something for the Weekend from Bristol Improv Theatre present their show that is one part Murder, She Wrote, one part Cluedo, and one part adlib. With trope characters and a 1920s theme, Murder, She Didn’t Write is among the most professional and original […]

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Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

On Wednesday 16th August 2017, at the Pleasance Courtyard’s Grand theatre, a new musical was born. Set in a newsroom and inspired by Hairspray, In the Heights, Mamma Mia, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat and Cats, the cast of Showstopper! presented us with Guardian of the Galaxy, an entirely improvised show that was out of […]

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The Improverts

Five students, an hour of improvised games, and endless possibilities. The University of Edinburgh’s Improverts perform every night of the Fringe on their home turf at Bedlam Theatre, crafting new skits from audience suggestions and showing off their quick wits in this comical and easy-going show. Right from the get-go, the Improverts’ greatest skill was […]

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Phill Jupitus: Achtung!/Acting!

Phill Jupitus is a busy man this Fringe. He is appearing in no less than five shows on an almost daily basis. For a man who will probably be sick of living in just over three weeks’ time, it is fitting perhaps that his improvisation performance Achtung!/Acting! sees him portray two characters who are already […]