Friday February 14
London SE1 3SS. Map
Grand Theft Impro will take to the stage in the form of Phil Whelans, Susan Harrison, Alan Marriott and Jessie Rutland.
For an idea of what this will look like, the same people who did the movie of “Cats” have created a composite of all four performers (see image.)
The show will be one long continuous performance, courtesy of the people who made “1917.”
GTI will be sharing the bill with Speechless, thanks to the people who made “The Artist.”
Why not come down? It’ll be fun.
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.
Alan Marriott – Alan is a voice-over maestro whose larynx has graced animation series like Bob the Builder, The Secret Show, Pirates and Aliens, Lego Nexo Knights, Lego Star Wars, My Little Pony, Geronimo Stilton and many more; films including Asterix – The Mansions of the Gods, Planet 51, Boo-Zino and the Snurks and most recently, Norm of the North 2 AND video games like Jumping Flash, Dead Rising 2, Skate 2, Hot Wheels – Stunt Track Challenge, Head Hunter –Redemption, Space Channel 5 and many more. He was in The Reduced Shakespeare Company, brought Theatresports to London and devised or co-devised Hamlet Improvised, The Impro Musical and Impropera.
Alan and Phil perform a two-person improvised Twilight Zone episode. And get THIS…
Susan Harrison (August 26, 1938 – March 5, 2019) was an American actress. She is most famous for her appearance in the 1957 film noir classic Sweet Smell of Success as the sister for whom Burt Lancaster has an unhealthy affection, and in The Twilight Zone episode “Five Characters in Search of an Exit”.
But it’s not that Susan Harrison. It’s…
…this Susan Harrison. Susan is in Showstopper: The Improvised Musical, two-prov group BEINGS, with Andrew Gentilli and These Folk with Justin Brett. She’s taken five Character Comedy shows to the Edinburgh Fringe (one of which, Creatures, won a Three Weeks Editor’s Choice Award. She was a series regular on BAFTA nominated CBBC sketch show DNN.
Jessie Rutland is a member of Hoopla Impro’s original house team ‘Gämez’, as well as ‘Hat Trick: The Improvised Sketch Show’. Previously she has performed in interactive stage shows ‘The Improvised Crystal Maze’ and ‘Fungeons & Dragons’. Jessie has trained with Hoopla, The Maydays, Lee Simpson, Showstopper and Patti Stiles.