Improvising Science Fiction with Stephen Clements (Online Taster Session)

Tuesday 4th May

On this year’s Star Wars Day, join us as we explore bold new frontiers in imagination and improv!

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, this online class will give you a taste of tools and techniques for creating improvised genre and narrative shows.

Focusing on science fiction we will explore the elements that bring the genre to life, from worldbuilding and incorporating familiar tropes to techniques for representing the impossible on stage.

Some experience of improvisation is advised, and it probably helps if you like Science Fiction.

Using exercises and tools gathered from a career in creating and performing improvised genre and narrative shows, this workshop 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.

About the Instructor

Stephen Clements has been improvising for ten years and teaching for five. He is a founder and trustee of the Bristol Improv Theatre. Stephen is a founding member of Degrees of Error Theatre Company and helped to create their flagship show Murder, She Didn’t Write. He also performs regularly with Tally Ho productions in Steves & Wooster and Holy Unauthorised Improvised Parody, Batman! and is Games Master for the Bristol Improv Theatre’s cult hit Tales of Adventure. Stephen holds a PGCE in mathematics.

Class Details

Places are capped at 12. Each class is followed by an optional social chat.

All times advertised are’GMT (UTC + 0)’ Find your time zone at:

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

Image Credit: Lee Pullen