Genre Study: Improvising Period Dramas with Caitlin Campbell

Genre Study: Improvising Period Dramas with Caitlin Campbell

Thursday 12 Nov – Thursday 17 Dec
19:00-20:30, ZOOM


Improvised theatre in the UK has a great tradition of adapting genres for the stage, and every great genre improv show is a love letter to the work that inspires it. 

Part improv workshop, part seminar series, this six week online class will equip you with a toolkit for creating improvised genre and narrative shows.

Focusing on period dramas, we will explore the various elements that bring genre to life, from physicality and language techniques to creating formats and incorporating tropes. 

Some experience of improvisation is advised, and it probably helps if you like period dramas.

Using exercises and tools gathered from a career in creating and performing improvised genre and narrative shows, this course is perfect for any students looking to build confidence in creating their own work, or anyone looking to take the next step in their journey with improvised narrative.

Every session will include the chance to chat and connect with the other members of the group following the class. This course is capped at ten places.


Caitlin Campbell has been improvising since 2011: after discovering improv at university she went on to join Degrees of Error and co-devised their flagship show ‘Murder, She Didn’t Write’. She performs with The Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes, This Is Your Musical and The Bish Bosh Bash. Caitlin is the BIT’s Artistic Director: she also writes courses for the BIT Theatre school and occasionally pulls pints behind the bar.