LIVERPOOL COMEDY IMPROV DROP-IN:
We run a successful improv drop-in workshop every Monday night in Liverpool for anyone who wants to explore Comedy Improvisation. All levels of experience are welcome. It is particularly suited to those who have never done improv before.
Remember ‘Whose Line is it Anyway’? Well … it’s like that … Making scenes up spontaneously without a script … and having a laugh…
The principles that underpin improv are explored, such as playfulness, listening, accepting ideas, co-creating scenes together, character development and lots and lots of funny short form games!
Come and have a go for yourself! Learn to improvise with us! No need to pre-pay or book – just turn up!
“A wonderful and nurturing environment where the main aim is to just cut loose and have fun. I’ve been loving it to pieces and it’s been doing me the world of good as well. Highly recommended for anybody.” (Elliott)
“Best decision I’ve ever made! I was absolutely terrified but that went away as soon as we started. Everyone is so supportive and nice that it’s impossible to feel nervous.” (Tabs).
THE UNSCRIPTABLES IMPROV TROUPE:
Set up in 2017, this professional actors performance troupe regularly performs improv shows in Liverpool and across the North West.
If you are a professional actor or performer and want to know how to join The Unscriptables, see here.
Liverpool Comedy Improv sessions are led by Emma Bird:
As an actor Emma has worked in theatres such as The National Theatre, Hampstead Theatre, Norwich Playhouse. She was a regular character in BBC TV’s Casualty. She has worked with writers such as Jimmy McGovern and worked alongside Pete Postlethwaite, Frances de La Tour, David Morrissey and co-starred in a feature film alongside Minnie Driver.
Emma is an improviser, teacher, and professional actor and director. She has been improvising for nine years. She was trained in improv by The Maydays (Brighton/London) and has been on training courses and workshops led by world-renowned improvisers: Rachel Mason & Susan Messing (Second City, Chicago); Rich & Rebecca Sohn (Annoyance Theatre, Chicago); Michael Gellman (Second City, Toronto), Shawn Kinley (Loose Moose Improv Theatre, Canada), Armando Diaz (iO, Chicago & Magnet Theatre NYC).
Emma created Liverpool Comedy Improv in 2015. She founded and performs with Liverpool Comedy Improv Actors Troupe ‘THE UNSCRIPTABLES’ who regularly rehearse and perform in the North West. She co-founded The Hee Ha’s, an improv troupe in Brighton in 2009.
What People Say…
“I sincerely cannot remember the last time I laughed as loudly as I did.”
Latest 7, Brighton
“Emma is a dedicated and passionate Improviser. Her theatre and acting background brings a unique quality to her [work]”
Heather Urquart, The Maydays.
“Having worked with Emma for a couple of years I’ve always found her direction and creative input immensely valuable and positively challenging”
Kevin Cherry, The Hee Ha’s, Breaking Bard
“Emma somehow manages to stretch and cajole you into being a better improviser than you thought you could be. Her classes are inspiring and thought provoking – but most of all fun.”
Jo Weatherall, The Hee Ha’s, Woodingdean Players
For any acting enquiries Emma is represented by CiekaBailey Associates