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LONDON Improv Workshop with Richard Soames

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Date(s) - 03/11/2018
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Room 112, The City LIt
Keeley St - Holborn, London WC2B 4BA

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No more sitting in front of a blank page or screen!

Improv coach Richard Soames from Monkey Toast will take us through a series of exercises to loosen up our improv muscles and help us learn the basics of this ever-more-popular artform. Improv has helped countless writers generate new ideas, create unique characters and hone their creative voice. It’s a great way to loosen up (especially for over-planners), to discover characters and situations you didn’t know were there, or just to re-connect with the fun of creating.

And for anyone interested in writing comedy, improv is the best training there is.

Do read this blog post about how improv helped this writer’s writing:

Workshop leader’s bio:

Richard is an actor, writer, comedian and improviser. He teaches improvisation at the Award-winning Monkey Toast UK and performs regularly, often guesting with shows such as Grand Theft Impro and Radio 4’s Austentatious. As an actor he has appeared on screen in a number of roles on BBC1, BBC3 and 4oD Shorts and has performed regularly on stage at The Soho Theatre, Leicester Square Theatre and at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  He is one quarter of Chortle-Award nominated sketch group The Beta Males and co-wrote and performed in the Edinburgh Best Newcomer Award Nominated Show The Story Beast. He is currently working on a new solo show Let’s Make a Movie for the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

This 3-hour improv workshop will be taking place in Room 112 of The City Lit, Keeley St, nearest tube Holborn. Doors open at 1.45pm for a 2pm start. Do email Tania at if you have any questions.

Spaces are limited to 12, SCBWI members only. Do book early to avoid disappointment.

No refunds will be given but you are welcome to pass your ticket to another SCBWI member if you can’t come.

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This event is fully booked.