Advanced Improvising Characters Intensive with Imogen Palmer

25th & 26th September

10:00 – 17:00

Finding different characters within yourself is one of the great joys of improvised performance. Characters drive stories and capture hearts.

In this intensive, we will take our character work to the next level by exploring:

  • Character attitudes and relationships to others
  • Playing villains or characters with opposite worldviews to ourselves 
  • Exploring how physicality and voice can be used to portray a range of characters from cartoon-like to naturalistic 
  • Deepening our understanding of character wants and motivation 

Attendees will leave with a toolkit to practice defining and deepening their character work.

Recommended at least 1 year’s experience of performing improv. If you are unsure about your experience level, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at

Places are currently capped at 9 to maintain physical distancing. Numbers may increase to 12 if government guidelines change before the class starts.

The Bristol Improv Theatre is committed to making our classes as inclusive as possible. Please get in touch at to let us know about any accommodations we can make to give you the best possible experience during the class

About the Instructor

Imogen Palmer is the Theatre School Manager and the Artistic Director The Delight Collective, creator of IMOGENÉ, The Bish Bosh Bash and International Women’s Day special ‘If These Walls Could Talk’. She began teaching improvisation whilst training full-time at the award-winning Howard Fine Acting Studio in Melbourne and performing with Impro Melbourne. She regularly tops up her training with improvisation and clown masters including Patti Stiles (Loose Moose Theatre), Deanna Fleysher (Butt Kapinsky), Jill Bernard (HUGE Theatre), the Showstoppers and Jason Shotts (IO Chicago).