The history of GTI
Grand Theft Impro is a improvised sketch comedy troupe made up of Dylan Emery, Phil Whelans and Charlotte Gittins
GTI was created by Alan Marrriot and Dylan Emery in 2003. It started with a core team of six players: Alan Marriott, Phil Whelans, Lesley Albiston, Drew Leavy, Duncan Foster and Dylan Emery. They performed every week at The Crown on Brewer Street in Soho.
When the pub came under new management a couple of years later, GTI moved to The Black Horse on Rathbone Place. A couple of years later, the same company that bought The Crown bought The Black Horse and GTI moved up the road to The Wheatsheaf, also on Rathbone Place. GTI currently plays once a month for the marvellous Hoopla at The Miller and performs one-offs all over London.
Grand Theft Impro Alumni
Alan Marriott (co-founder), Drew Leavy, Cariad Lloyd, Lesley Albiston & Duncan Foster. Drew died in 2011 and is sorely missed.
Previous guest players
Andrew Hunter Murray
Chris Harvey John
Jimmy James Eaton
Matt Alden Dykes
Previous guest musicians
There are many others, but we can’t currently remember them. If they (you) are reading this (that) please email me (us) and tell me to add you (them) to the list (list).