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.
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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 multiple person scenes you'll perfom at the end of term.
Plus! Spotlight members may redeem a 10% discount on their first Level One class with us. Details can be found on the booking page.
Upcoming Level One Classes
Weekly Level One class starting Wednesday 24th May 2017.
Weekly Level One class starting Saturday 27th May 2017.
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.
If you have a lot of improv experience and would like to audition to go straight into Level Two, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a place on a free placement audition. These are usually held once per term.
Our next audition is Sunday, May 8th.
Weekly Level Two Class starting Tuesday 30th May 2017.
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 slight variant of the classic Harold in class as we've found it to be hugely rewarding for the students on the course and also in their work outside of class. 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 will be on sale imminently
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.
Level Four classes will be on sale soon - keep checking back.
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.
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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.