Julie Clare Productions in association with Park Theatre present
Tue 23rd December:
KATY SCHUTTE | ENSEMBLE
BRITTANY PAY | ENSEMBLE
TAMAR BROADBENT | ENSEMBLE
MONICA GAGA | ENSEMBLE
SARAH-LOUISE YOUNG | ENSEMBLE
DUNCAN WALSH-ATKINS | KEYS
DAMIAN ROBERTSON | TECH
Tue 30th December:
RUTH BRATT | ENSEMBLE
PIPPA EVANS | ENSEMBLE
HELEN FOSTER | ENSEMBLE
SALLY HODGKISS | ENSEMBLE
JINNI LYONS | ENSEMBLE
PATRICK STOCKBRIDGE | KEYS
DAMIAN ROBERTSON | TECH
Katy Schutte has performed and taught improv in twenty-something countries over five continents and is a Head Teacher for Hoopla, the UK’s biggest improv school. Katy has been one of The Maydays since 2004, is half of legendary sci-fi improv duo Project2, performs with Hell Yeah! and Track 96 and authored The Improviser's Way: A Longform Workbook, published by Nick Hern Books.
Katy was a Brighton Fringe Best Comedy Show finalist in 2018, stars in BAFTA winning online educational series History Bombs, recently appeared in CBC's Limited Capacity podcast and is a cast member of Union Jack Radio's Dead British series. Katy is a contributing writer for Cards Against Humanity and is currently working on an industry-leading virtual reality improv show.
Britt Pay is an improviser, actor, and comedian.
She is a member of The Descendants, Michelle, and Juice with Monica Gaga, Lucy Trodd, and Amy Cooke-Hodgson. She appears regularly in Breaking & Entering’s ‘The Playground’, one of London’s most popular improv nights; and Unbridled: a Jilly Cooper Improvised Show. She has performed at Faversham Fringe, and Edinburgh Improv Festival, and sold-out shows at Camden Fringe. Britt has trained at Hoopla, The Nursery, Free Association, and with teachers from UCB, Second City, The IO Theatre, The Groundlings, and The Hideout.
Tamar worked as a main stage performer at renowned improv comedy theatre Boom Chicago. She performed long-form, short-form and musical improv five nights a week, and wrote sketches, stand up and songs for the theatre. She trained at the Free Association in London and was on house team My Brother, Jose.
Ruth Bratt is a writer/performer.
Improvisation credits include: Being a founder member of Showstopper! The Improvised Musical; The Glenda J Collective with Josie Lawrence, Pippa Evans and Cariad Lloyd; Very Serious Play (with Lee Simpson), Whose Line Is It Anyway Live and regular guest with The Comedy Store Players.
TV credits include: BAFTA-winning People Just Do Nothing (BBC3), Man Down (C4), Mongrels (BBC3), The Ministry of Curious Stuff (CBBC), Derek (C4). Radio credits include: The Best Laid Plans, Ankle Tag, Mrs Hudson’s Diaries, and Sarah Millican’s Support Group, as well as writing and performing Trodd en Bratt Say Well Done You with Lucy Trodd.
She is currently undertaking a very serious mince pie taste test, the results of which can be found on Twitter.
Pippa Evans is an Olivier Award-winning musical comedian, songwriter and improviser.
Improvisation credits include: Pippa is a core-member of Showstopper! The Improvised Musical. She co-created and performs in two other improv groups: The Glenda J Collective (alongside Josie Lawrence, Cariad Lloyd and Ruth Bratt) and There Will Be Cake (alongside Marcus Brigstocke, Rachel Parris and Paul Foxcroft). Both groups have performed sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and at London’s Soho Theatre.
Radio credits include: Pippa can often be found singing funny songs on BBC Radio 4 in shows such as The Now Show and I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue and is the co-host of the Showstopper Podcast.
Pippa also teaches the course Improv Your Life in which she demonstrates how improv can be applied to the everyday.
Helen Foster is an actor, improviser and writer and trained at LIPA.
Theatre credits include: Get Ready With Me (A clown show) Co-collaborator (Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse) BedPeace: the Battle of Yohn & Joko (The Cockpit) The Misfits of London: The Gin Chronicles (Edinburgh Fringe) The God of Hell (Theatre N16) (Silly) Little Women (Camden People’s Theatre)
TV credits include: BBC Newsnight (BBC)
Monica trained at East 15 Acting School.
Theatre and comedy credits include: The Comedy Store Players(The Comedy Store); HELL YEAH! (Omnibus Theatre) and Liar (Lyric Hammersmith).
Television credits include: itvBe, BBC3 and London Live.
Radio credits include: BBC Sounds, CBC, Jack Radio.
When Monica isn't acting, hosting or facilitating she is championing diversity and inclusion in improv.
Sally is an actor, writer and comedian.
Theatre credits include: Grim and Grimmer (Theatre Royal Plymouth), Once Upon A Time (The Drum Plymouth and Tour), Sparks (Old Red Lion), Funfair (HOME), Hobson’s Choice (Sheffield Crucible), The Queen of the North (Bolton Octagon), A Wondrous Place (Manchester Royal Exchange/Sheffield Crucible), Plain Jane (Manchester Royal Exchange), Dinosaur (Arcola), Northern Spirit (Northern Stage), You Once Said
Yes (Underbelly), You Wouldn’t Know Him He Lives in Texas (SXSW Festival), Love and F**cking (Royal College of Art).
Film credits include: It Could Happen to You, An Actor’s Life: Less Ordinary, Hard Words, Speechless.
Television credits include: Eastenders (BBC 1), Old School (BBC), One More Pint (BBC Three), SuperHyperLiteral (Web series).
Radio credits include: Two By Two (BBC radio/Pier Productions).
Comedy credits include: Whose Line is it Anyway? Live (Underbelly, Edinburgh), Stephen Frost Improv Allstars (Glastonbury and various), The Actor’s Nightmare (Hoopla and various), Bumper Blyton: The Improvised Adventure (Underbelly, Edinburgh), The Committee (Vaults and various), Shaken Not Stirred (Just the Tonic), Criminal (Vaults and various) and she has also appeared as a guest with The Comedy Store Players.
Sally is currently developing a play entitled ’Whose Woods These Are’ with her creative partner Niall Ashdown, which will be toured in 2022.
Jinni Lyons is an actor, improviser and writer. She performs regularly with Yes Queens and The Actor’s Nightmare, and guests with the Comedy Store Players. She created a solo improv show, Jinni Lyons is an Only Child, which she toured nationally and internationally, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Improvised Plays Festival in Austin, Texas, and the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston, MA.
She has appeared in several London 50 Hour Improvathons and Liverpool 33 Hour Improvathons, Unbridled: The Improvised Jilly Cooper Show, and created immersive theatre for Vault Festival and Tate Britain with The Society of N.I.C.E. She has also performed with NewsRevue and Secret Cinema.
Improvisation credits include: being a member of one of the UK’s top improv duos, Breaking & Entering, the creators of London’s sell-out Playground show. She has also appeared with Music Box, Hoopla Players, Criminal Improv, Rhi & Ria, The 50-hour Improvathon, Katy & Maria, Ma & PA. Writing credits include: BBC Radio Comedy and she is a regular on the improv podcast Destination.
Theatre credits include: Maria’s critically acclaimed solo debut show The Science of Cringe (Edinburgh) which performed to sell-out audiences. “Left me helpless with laughter” – Fringe Guru.
She performs internationally across Europe and the United States.
Sarah-Louise Young trained at Bristol University and Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. She is a performer, writer and director.
Theatre credits include: The Snow Queen (Park Theatre), Yank! (UK Premier, Hope Mill Theatre/Charing Cross Theatre, Goodnight Mister Tom and Cinderella (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds).
Cabaret credits include: An Evening Without Kate Bush (Edinburgh and National Tour, including upcoming 3 week run at Soho Theatre scheduled for February 2022), La Soirée (West End), Je Regrette! (Edinburgh, Wilton’s Music Hall and National Tour), Julie Madly Deeply (Edinburgh, West End, Off Broadway, Toronto and National Tour), Fascinating Aida (Edinburgh, West End and National Tour
Improvisation credits include: Showstopper! The Improvised Musical (West End, Edinburgh and National Tours), Yes Queens (Brighton Fringe and Park Theatre London) plus numerous 50 and 30 hour improvathons in London, Bristol, Liverpool and Edmonton, Canada.
Television credits include: The Jury, No Angels, Casualty, and Kay Mellor’s Strictly Confidential.
Writing credits include: Sarah-Louise is one half of writing and performing partnership, Roulston & Young whose full scale musical, Maxa The Most Assassinated Woman In The World was workshopped at Wilton’s Music Hall.
Directing credits include: Looking For Me Friend (The Music Of Victoria Wood), Jarman, Lynn Ruth Miller: Not Dead Yet
She is an Artistic director of the Nursery Theatre in London and has also co-written a book on the subject of musical improvisation called Sing it! Heather was winner of the award for best female performer in the Brighton Fringe and can often be found improvising a concept album with Fred Deakin of Lemon Jelly.
Improvisation credits include: performing regularly with Olivier Award winning Showstopper! The Improvised Musical and with The Maydays Tim Burton themed improv show Happily Never After.
Her duo improv show, Ten Thousand Million Love Stories has also toured in the US, Europe, Pakistan and most recently to Malawi.