UK Improv Classes
Classes – Here’s an overview of classes we currently offer. Each class, unless otherwise stated, is a total of 24 hours of tuition and is priced at £200 per term. If you’ve any questions please check out our FAQ page, email firstname.lastname@example.org or read this page a billion times.
Level One – Scenework
Our introductory class gives you a hugely enjoyable and strong foundation in the principles of long form scene work. We’ll start with the basic principals of ‘Yes, And’ and develop your improvisational skills to include strong scenic initiations, space work, the concpt of ‘game’ and many more tools for you to use in the multiple person scenes you’ll perfom at the end of term.
NB – Spotlight members may redeem a 10% discount on their Level One class with us. Details on the booking page.
Upcoming Level One Classes
Level One Intensive – Tuesday 14th – Friday 17th March
Level One Weekly Class (Sundays) – Starts Sunday 19th March
Level One Weekly Class (Tuesdays) – Starts Tuesday 21st March
Level Two – Basic Long-Form
Level Two takes the work from Level One and builds on those principles with challenging but rewarding work. We develop an arsenal of techniques for improvsiers to get out of their heads, introduce methods of editing as well as using monologues for inspiration and background play. By the end of the course, you’ll be performing basic long-form work in small groups in class, it’s awesome.
Level Three – The Harold
The Harold is the archetypal Chicago Style Long-Form. We teach this world renowed structure slowly, building up by adding new elements week by week so that the students get a strong grip of its fundamental principles. We teach a slightly advanced variant of the classic Harold in class as we’ve found it to be hugely rewarding for the students. This term also features a graduation show at the end, so not only will you learn how to perform a Harold, you’ll perform a Harold.
Level Four – Advanced Long-Form
Level Four follows on from the work in Level Three by further working the Harold and looking at some popular variations of the form, then we take a lateral step to a selection of other structures; The Slacker and The Armando. We also look into the exciting technique of scene-painting and spend time working on conjuring characters from thin air. As with the previous level, a Level Four class has a graduation show at the end.
Character Improv Class
This specialised class is a full length theatre course in developing rich, detailed characters from a wide variety of inspirational sources. Designed and taught by Olivier Award Winning actor and character comic, Susan Harrison – this course offers the means to up your performance game to new levels by arming you with a litany of exercises to realise characters instantly within scenes as well as the means to create and workshop your own character comedy work.
Upcoming Character Classes
Character Improv With Susan Harrison – Starts Wednesday 22nd March
Free Placement Audition:
If you have a lot of improv experience and would like to audition to go straight into Level Two, please email us to request a place on a free placement audition. These are usually held around once per term.
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For new students, the course fee must be paid in full before class begins.
Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable. However, if you drop out of the class before it starts and if we are able to fill your place, you will receive a full refund (minus an admin fee). If your place cannot be filled, we will be unable to refund your tuition.
If you are under 18 years of age, we require permission from a parent or guardian for you to take the course. Failure to do so could lead to removal from the class without a refund.
Monkey Toast reserves the right to change instructors when necessary. Students will be notified as soon as possible if their instructor has been changed.
All of the above terms are subject to change without notice. Monkey Toast reserves the right to accept or deny any application.
Please note that Monkey Toast reserves the right to remove any person from class or performances that contravenes the safe and respectful environment that we’ve created within our improv community.