Extempore Theatre in Association with The Bristol Old Vic present

The London Jam Shows

The best Improvisational artists from around the world...

A week-long celebration of everything spontaneous – no scripts, no rehearsals and no plans.

Following the success of this annual event in Bristol, the first ever London Jam comes to Park Theatre. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of this impulsive and entirely unpredictable festival. If you thought improv was ‘Whose Line is it Anyway’, then think again!

Full performance schedule below...

Plus - click here for the Seventh Annual London 50 hour Improvathon

Plus - click here for Improvisation Workshops

 

Monday 20th January

7.30pm Austentatious: An Improvised Novel (U.K.)

An hour-long comedy play spun in the inimitable style of Jane Austen – and based entirely on audience suggestions. www.austentatiousimpro.com

“highly recommended” - The Times

9.15pm Abandonman (Ireland)

Abandoman creates hilarious freestyle songs at lightening speed based on audience suggestions. They have supported multi-platinum artist Ed Sheeran as well as opening for numerous comedy and music acts such as Micky Flanagan, Tommy Tiernan and DJ Yoda. T.V. and radio appearances include BBC3′s Live at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, BBC2′s The Stephen K Amos Show, and  BBC Radio 1′s Fun And Filthy Cabaret.

“Flight of the Conchords meets 8 Mile.” – Chortle.co.uk ★★★★

 www.robbroderick.com

Tuesday 21st January

7.00pm The Factory present – The Odyssey (U.K.)

No sets, no costumes, no props. Just imagination, passion and a whole lot of spontaneity. The Factory present unique re-imaginings of the stories we think we know.

www.factorytheatre.co.uk

10.00pm Game Of Death (Austria)

 The first solo by World Champion Improviser Jacob Banigan. The show is foretold by Tarot Cards, yet the content is unpredictable. When will Death come?

"More than funny, more than witty, downright artful at times." Edmonton Journal

11.15pm until 00.15am

The School Of Night and The Factory in -

Hard Bardics

This is a FREE event

From Greeks to Gods in under an hour. 

Members of heretical impro troupe The School Of Night will unleash their arcane 

procedures upon performers from The Factory.

Summoning the muses, extemporising in the language and meter of

Shakespeare, and channelling a dozen playwrights in a wild, experimental

midnight mash-up.

Wednesday 22nd January

5.00pm Phil Kay's Gimme Your Left Shoe Show (U.K.)

Every kid gives up their left shoe to Phil and then comes into the limelight and does a skit to win it back. All are welcome in this show of shoe-shows within a show.. Come along and be foolish....Blindfold fruit peeling..water pistol art. Growns, please bring some odd object with you that you don't mind swapping and leaving without..something from the garage or under the stairs.

Remember the left shoe is the right one to give..its right to be left with the right.

"Phil Kay was born to work with children"  ***** TheList 

7.30pm The Sufferettes (Canada)

In performance, The Sufferettes take the idea of improvisation to the very core of creation and devise a new show for every environment they are in. They employ no specific format but have used this process to create impromptu collaborations with musicians, other comedians, radio waves and make-up artists (to name a few). Dark, absurdist and relationship-based - anything can happen. Life is suffering.

www.thesufferettes.blogspot.co.uk

9.15pm Dad’s Garage (U.S.)

Dad’s Garage presents Samurai Davis Jr. and Dim Sum's Super Mega Happy Fun Time Improv Show! 

A totally outrageous spectacle of ridiculous fun. Two teams of improvisers compete for the audience's love… and to keep themselves dry. The team that loses each round gets a crazy punishment.

www.dadsgarage.com

Thursday 23rd January

7.30pm  The Showstoppers! (U.K.)

Audience suggestions instantly become a new musical comedy at every performance! Sixth Edinburgh season for this multi award-winning improv troupe.

"Makes your jaw drop in impressed amazement and your ribs ache with laughter" ***** (Mail on Sunday)

www.showstopperthemusical.com

9.15pm Harold of Galactus (Canada)

An improvised superhero saga, presented by dynamic duo Chris Craddock and Mark Meer of Canada's Rapid Fire Theatre. Together, they present the entire career of a brand-new superhuman, created on the spot with the invaluable input of the audience!