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The Folly's Performers (Advanced) Improv Comedy Course


You've been doing improv for a while. You know you can do more and go deeper. Unlock your creativity and take your improv to the next level. The Folly’s approach is different – organically generated spontaneity, focus on you and the comedy of honest human connection. Acting skills for a theatrical comedy performance.

Maybe you're a performer of some kind, actor, teacher, presenter - you know what it is to go on stage in front of an audience, you know a bit about being directed. You have heard that improv can help you with your work and you'd like to add improv comedy to your skills.

Key Skills developed over the 8 weeks:

  • How to create and play with dynamic tension
  • Identifying and using impulses
  • Go into scenes with courageous collaboration
  • What being compelled by the scene means
  • How to use theatrical wants, needs, objectives in longform
  • What emotions are for & how to use them to create action
  • How to stop talking and get good at using silence
  • How to deal with awkwardness and use your resilience
  • How to use logic and reason without coming off as boringly clever-clever
  • What inference is and how to write a play backwards
  • Get comfortable with surprise, trust, listening and being listened to
  • Make it look like you’re a goddamn mind-reader
  • Practise knowing you, and your team, are amazing.

Starts Monday Feb 10th for 8 Mondays 7pm - 9pm £210.00 Get 20% off with the code LBfolly2020 using the link above

"If we treat each other as if we are geniuses, poets, and artists, we have a better chance of becoming that on-stage." Del Close

We run The Folly Presents... a well-loved, monthly night at the Victoria Pub 48 John Bright Street, B1 1BN where alumni of the classes are encouraged to perform.

Monday 16 7.00PMMarch2020-03-16T19:00:00Z2020-03-16T20:50:00Z


Pint Shop

38 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham

B2 5SN Birmingham GB

0121 236 9039

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