Fri Jan 11: Dragprov, Bishop, Fox, Marriott, Whelans, Exelsior! What?

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January “sorted” says angry cockney after brief glance at Grand Theft Impro and Enemies January line-up.

Friday January 11 2019
8.00pm (doors 7.30pm.)

…at…

The Miller,
96 Snowsfields,
London SE1 3SS. Map

www.hooplaimpro

Tickets £7.00… here …or on the door.

Grand Theft Impro’s first show of the year promises to be a belter. We’re delighted to have finally snared this month’s guests…

Dragprov Revue!

Using your suggestions, drag double act Christian Adore and Eaton Messe – performed by Francesca Forristal and Ed Scrivens – will create dazzling songs, sketches, and spontaneous raps. RuPaul’s glamour meets Whose Line Is It Anyway-style improvised comedy. Serving you wit as sharp as their contour; jinks as high as their brows; memories that will stick with you longer than last night’s glitter, we present to you… The Dragprov Revue.

Then Grand Theft Impro will comprise…

Sylvia Bishop has performed improvised comedy around the UK, Europe and the US. She began with the Couch Impro in  London, before working extensively with the Oxford Imps, where she was assistant director. In addition to the Imps she’s been inShorts, Upstairs Downton and Impromptu Shakespeare. She and Dylan Townley are Peablossom Cabaret.

Alexander Fox began writing and performing comedy in both the Oxford Imps and the Oxford Revue. He was a member of sketch comedy troupe The Awkward Silence.  He has trained with iO Theatre (Chicago), UCB Theatre (New York) and Second City. Shaken Not Stirred: The Improvised James Bond Film returned to the Edinburgh Fringe for a fourth successive year in 2018 and, in, 2017, he made his solo Edinburgh debut with Ringo – described as “Whiplash meets Yellow Submarine.” He describes his next solo show as “Whiplash meets The Graduate.”

Alan Marriott – founder of Grand Theft Impro, Alan is a voice-over… well, I’ll say it… maestro; credits include Bob the Builder, Vampires, Pirates and Aliens, Anthony Ant, Lego Nexo Knights, Lego Star Wars and My Little PonyAlan is currently the voice of Grand Sensei Dareth in Lego NinjagoHe was in The Reduced Shakespeare Company, brought Theatresports  to London and devised or co-devised Hamlet Improvised, The Impro Musical, Impropera and Will Shakespeare’s Impro Musical.

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 Joan Rivers to Basil Brush, Al Gore to Brian Conley, Robin Williams to Giles Brandreth.  Phil has been in It’s Kevin, Brasseye, Preston Front and a number of unsuccessful radio and TV impro pilots. He has appeared in Showstopper: the Improvised Musical and is a Monkey Toast player.

Playing piano all night will be the frankly too talented Jordan Clarke.