Fri Oct. 16: Goody Two, Goody Two, Goody Goody Two Shows

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That’s right; after a break of 7 months – a long enough time to gestate a not-quite-ready child – Grand Theft Impro returns to live performance at Hoopla with not one, not two, not three… but two shows…

Friday October 16

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

7.30pm
Tickets here

and…

Friday October 16

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

8.45pm
Tickets here

Will GTI have forgotten how to do impro since our last show on March 13?

Will GTI have remembered how to dress for meeting people in real life?

Will show 1 be better because we’ll be fresh, although a huge amount of muscle wastage will have been incurred during lockdown by not putting on trousers and only exercising our eyes watching all of The Wire again?

Will show 2 be better because we’ll have shaken off the rust, dandruff, dead skin and pizza crumbs.

GTI will comprise…

Monica Gaga – as seen, heard and staged on BBC3, London Live, BBC History, BBC Radio London, Global Pillage, The Comedy Store Players, Hoopla Impro, Boulevard Theatre and more. She spent time at Second City in Chicago, is a member of Do the Right Scene and teaches, hosts and runs nights for Hoopla.

Michael Orton-Toliver co-created and wrote the TV sitcom Borderline (Channel 5) and The Literary Adventures of Mr. Brown (BBC Radio 4.) He was co-director of the Free Association and formerly Head Corporate writer for the world-famous comedy troupe Boom Chicago, Amsterdam. Previously, Michael wrote for two seasons on Comedy Central News (NL), and he has written and performed in thousands of shows for Boom Chicago Amsterdam, Second City out of Chicago, and Ultimate Improv in Los Angeles.

Sally Hodgkiss studied with IO, UCB, and the Annoyance amongst others. Theatre credits include: Sparks (Old Red Lion), The Funfair (HOME), Hobson’s Choice (Sheffield Crucible), The Queen of the North (Bolton Octagon), Plain Jane (Manchester Royal Exchange), A Wondrous Place (Manchester Royal Exchange/Sheffield Crucible), Dinosaur (The Arcola), Northern Spirit (Northern Stage). Film credits include: The Black Dog, Speechless. TV and film credits include: Eastenders, Superhyperliteral, Hard Words Improv credits include: The Actor’s Nightmare, Stephen Frost Improv Allstars, The Committee, Bumper Blyton.

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.