Ghostwatch: The Immersive Improv Game with Katy Schutte

Wednesday 16th December
19:00 – 21:30

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.

If you were 12 you couldn’t sleep after seeing the figure of Pipes in the curtains. You were horrified that TV favourite Sarah Greene was… gone.

That 12-year-old Katy Schutte is now an improv director and she wants you to join her in reliving the most horrifying night of her childhood.


Driven as 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 Sunday 13th so secret missions and characters can be emailed to attendees.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

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.