Ghostwatching: The Immersive Improv Game with Katy Schutte

Friday 16th April
19:00 – 21:30 GMT

In 1992, the BBC broadcast live documentary ‘Ghostwatch’  from a haunted house in London. Well-known presenters manned the studio, a roving reporter interviewed the afflicted family and watchers phoned in. Then something awful happened…

Back in the time of four channels, when TV was a scheduled sit-down family event, before binging, before doom-scrolling and before fake news, we believed it all. We fell for the greatest TV prank of the century.

Inspired by her childhood memories of Ghostwatch, Katy brings you her totally original haunting experience that is fun and horrifying in equal measure. Ghostwatching is a hybrid role play/immersive improv game online where everyone plays their part. Katy has you play doomed presenters, squabbling family members, opinionated callers and frazzled producers.

Together, we create our own night of unexpected and horrific hauntings. For fans of Ghostwatch, the paranormal, RPGs or anything spooky… join Katy for a night you will never forget, no matter how hard you try.

This event will take place online, via the platform Zoom. Sales close midnight Thursday 15th April so secret missions and characters can be emailed to attendees. The immersive experience runs from 7-9pm GMT with a half hour social hang-out from 9pm where you can meet your host and co-stars for real.


Katy Schutte is one of the UK’s original long form improvisers. She performs and teaches all over the world, is a Head Teacher for Hoopla (the UK’s biggest improv school) and Co-Founder Director of The Improv Place. She has been one of The Maydays since 2004, is half of legendary sci-fi improv duo Project2 and author of The Improviser’s Way: A Longform Workbook, which is published by Nick Hern Books.

A Funny Women finalist and both nominee and winner of the Brighton Festival Fringe Best Comedy Show award, Katy also starred in BAFTA winning online educational series History Bombs.

Katy performs with Knightmare Live and makes her own work including Schutte the Unromantic and acclaimed semi-immersive folk horror play Let’s Summon Demons. She is a contributing writer for Cards Against Humanity and actor/writer on web series Sideliners. She is currently resident singer/songwriter on Sean and Robot’s Comedy Circuit podcast and co-writer/dramaturg on AR immersive project Transportalists in association with StoryFutures and CreativeXR.

Ghostwatching Trailer