Classes

We offer an in-depth programme of improvisation classes; each class, unless otherwise stated, is a total of 24 hours of tuition over eight weeks and is priced at £200 per term.

If you've any questions please check out our FAQ page, email paul@monkeytoast.com or read this page a billion times.

FREE STUFF!

We also have a FREE taster class coming up on December 9th!

If you're on the fence about improv or want to see how we work, this is for you and your friends!

You can book and get more details here!


 


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 concept of 'game' and many more tools for you to use in the full scenes you'll be creating at the end of term.

Plus! Spotlight members can redeem a 10% discount on their first Level One class with us. Details can be found on the booking page.


 

Weekly Level One class starting Saturday 13th of January.

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Weekly Level One class starting Tuesday 16th of January.

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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 editing methods as well as using monologues for inspiration and background support work. By the end of the course, you'll be performing basic long-form work in small groups in class, it's awesome.


Placement Audition

If you have a lot of improv experience and would like to audition to go straight into Level Two, please email paul@monkeytoast.com to request a place on a free placement audition. These are usually held once per term.

Our next audition is December 9th. 

Weekly Level Two Class starting Saturday 13th January - Book Here!

Weekly Level Two Class starting Sunday 14th January - Let's do this!

Weekly Level Two Class starting Thursday 18th January - Don't not book here. 


Level Three – The Harold

The Harold is the archetypal Chicago Style Long-Form. We teach this world renowed structure over eight weeks, building up by adding new elements week by week so that the students get a strong grip of its fundamental principles. We teach a classic Harold on the course as we've found it to be hugely rewarding for the students during class and in their work beyond. This term also features a graduation show at the end, so not only will you learn how to perform a Harold, you'll actually perform a Harold.


Level Three classes are on sale right now!

Weekly Level Three Class starting Wednesday 17th January.


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 instantly conjuring developed characters from thin air. As with the previous level, Level Four class has a graduation show at the end.


We're not offering a Level Four class this term, but we'll have a course ready to go in March. 


Level FIVE – Narrative Long Form

Level Five is a new class that's been put together over the last four months - taking the principles of three act narratives and exploring character and story options within them. 

You'll break the back of simple three act narratives with a robust but loose structure that fits most genres, you'll learn a number of characterisation techniques to give you durable and memorable characters for your shows and you'll, you'll learn soap opera emotional responses and more!

Developed and taught by Paul Foxcroft - who has performed as part of Cariad&Paul, has guested with Austentatious, worked with narrative groups across Europe and has performed with Die-Nasty in over twelve improvised 'Soapathons'.


Level Five - Narrative Improv is open to graduates of our Level Four class, please contact paul@monkeytoast.com with any queries. 


Any Questions? 

Have a look at out FAQs or email paul@moneytoast.com for a more personal response.


Small Print
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. 

12 Replies

  • Hi, I am an actress and studied at Webber Douglas on the 3 year acting course. We studied improvistaion but I really want to improve my improv skills and have a play!!
    I would love to join your classes so please let me know.
    With kind regards

    Siobhan

  • Hi, I’m very interested in your October improv classes. I was just wondering where the classes are based. Also, how i would go about booking onto them.

    I graduated from Drama Studio London in 2013 where I throughly enjoyed the limited number of improv classes, and I’m looking to use improv to aid stage and screen work.

  • Hi Amir, the classes are based in Central London in the Marble Arch area. I will send you an email with more info.

  • Hi, I’m interested in your improv classes for complete beginners. (I assume that’s level 1?!) Are you running any before xmas? Many thanks.

  • Hi Paul, we may be running a 4-day Level 1 Intensive before xmas. I will email you some info. Our January Level 1 classes have just opened for registration so check those out as well.

  • Hi Michael, sorry for not getting back to you sooner. Most people email us and the majority of comments that we go through on the site are spam. Our artistic director, Paul Foxcroft, will email you in the next day or two regarding Level 2.

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