Friday 08 June 2018
8.00pm (doors 7.30pm.)
London SE1 3SS. Map
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Our enemies for June are very exciting…
NICK ORAM Nick will be performing his one man improv show, Nick Oram and the Playmobil Players. Nick has written plays for the Derby Theatre and RADA. He won the BAFTA Rocliffe Comedy Writing Competition in 2017 with his script Last One Left. He has trained under a range of improvisers including perfomers from the IO, Second City, and UCB. In 2015, Nick appeared in BBC Three’s Murder in Successville.
Then GRAND THEFT IMPRO will take to the stage in the shape of Pippa Evans, Freya Parker, Dylan Emery and Phil Whelans.
PIPPA EVANS – Pippa has been on the radio – in One Night Only for BBC Radio 2, her own Radio 4 show Pippa Evans Grows Up,The Now Show, Newsjack and Fifteen Minute Musicals – and on telly in Fast and Loose, Live at the Electric and Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled. She’s a member of Olivier Award-winning West End smash, Showstopper and impro supergroup,the Glenda J. Collective, guests with the comedy Store Players and is a founder of cult-hit cult The Sunday Assembly . Pippa is the alter-ego of monstrous White Wine Witch, Loretta Maine.
FREYA PARKER is one half of Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated LAZY SUSAN, with whom she has also performed at London’s Soho Theatre and in their own BBC Radio 4 series East Coast Listening Post. Freya has also appeared on Radio 4 as a series regular on The Now Show and Newsjack, as well as in Marcus Brigstocke’s The Brig Society, the sitcom Dot and series 2 of Ladhood. She has appeared in West End productions of Goodnight Mister Tom and 6 Characters in Search Of An Author (dir. Rupert Goold). Freya’s screen credits include Climaxed (BBC3), The Mash Report (BBC2), Lovesick (Netflix), Ahir Shah’s Summer (SKY Short), Josh (BBC), 1066 (BBC2), Brotherhood (Comedy Central) and the feature film United We Fall.
DYLAN EMERY is co-founder of Olivier Award-winning West End, Edinburgh Festival and Radio 4 Impro Hit Showstopper and Ken Campbell-inspired hard-bardics masterclass, the School of Night.
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 Al Gore to Basil Brush via Joan Rivers, Chris Morris, Robin Williams and, er, Giles Brandreth. Phil has been in It’s Kevin, Brasseye, Preston Front and several unsuccessful radio and TV impro pilots. He has appeared in Showstopper: the Improvised Musical , bald with David Shore and is a Monkey Toast player.