Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
We thought this quote was perfect to announce our next season of work.
First of all, we are proud to bring our newest production to the National Theatre in March 2017: Lost Without Words is a one-hour show where actors in their 70s and 80s will be improvising with nothing but themselves and their own words. No script, no map, a different show every night, all they have is a lifetime of theatre to help them find their way.
As you might know our big annual Devoted and Disgruntled event will happen in Bristol on 14-16 January 2017. What you might not know is that tickets are now on sale! Book your discounted Early Bird ticket now and join the national conversation about theatre and the performing arts.
After three wonderful years our Administrator Susie Italiano is now leaving the Company, so we are recruiting a motivated, unflappable Administration and Finance Officer to start in December. More details on how to apply below.
Last but not least, our new Participation project Impro for Elders is up and running: we are running weekly workshops for people over 60, where we teach them to improvise. The project will culminate in a double bill alongside Improbable's show Lifegame. Read on for more info.
14-16 January 2017
The Passenger Shed at Brunel's Old Station, Bristol
£25 (Early Bird) / £26 from 1 December
A few words from our co-Artistic Director Phelim McDermott:
'Turn up for two and a half days of improvised conversation and action. No dream is too big, no question too naive, no topic off the agenda. Remember you do have choice and you do have agency. Right now I want to seize the nettle of my own idealism, to reach out and tell you this: “We are artists. We are people who care about the arts. We have the means to reimagine our future. There is never a better time to do that than in times of chaos. We must gather together. We must connect. We must show up, tell the truth and do so in the ways that only we are capable of imagining. This is the time. Now is the time!”
Read the full invitation and book your tickets here.
Our Administrator is leaving Improbable after three wonderful years with us. We are now recruiting a motivated, unflappable Administration and Finance Officer who will support the Company in the years to come.
If you think you are the right person for the role click here, or share the link with someone you think might fit our small but efficient team. Deadline is 11 November.
From our Friends…
National Theatre, London
If we don’t get lost, how can we find a new route?
Imagine older actors in their 70s and 80s, actors who have spent their lives being other people, bringing life to other people’s words. Imagine they were on stage with nothing but themselves and no words but their own.
No script, no map, a different show every night, all they have is a lifetime of theatre to help them find their way.
Book your tickets here.
Our new Participation project Impro for Elders is up and running: we are working with people aged over 60 living in Westminster and running weekly workshops at Church Street Library, where we teach the elders of the community to improvise.
The project will culminate in performances at the Cockpit Theatre on 30 November and 1 December alongside Lifegame, one of Improbable's most loved shows, which will be performed by a group of Improbable performers.
You can read more about the project here and you can book a ticket to the performances here.
Yinka Shonibare's Gust Projects
Tangle Café is our annual night of cultural exchange where theatre artists come together over free Afro-Cornish fusion food to meet, talk, develop ideas, build peer support networks and make partnerships. The evening will also see the premiere of our new poetic commission “Towards The Sun” performed by Tangle Company 2016.
Until 27 Nov
Told By An Idiot
Four powerful, incredibly charming and belly-achingly funny women, making crazy, physical, no holds-barred, sweat stained theatre. Through a machete-wielding primary school teacher, a golden chieftain and a BBC executive, the cast deliver an energetic, heartfelt and totally riotous performance in a wonder of physical theatre, puppetry, comedy and fantastic live music.
by Nick Field
A hilarious look at the games we play at work, and why we play them, Work Play takes you through hilariously surreal encounters with wilfully overblown workplace politics. Using sharp observations Nick Field leads us on an epic journey into the battlefields of work, played out through power struggles over stationery and workplace wars sparked by cupcakes.