Intro to Performing Improv

Intro to Performing Improv

26th April – 31st May

Tuesdays | 19:00-21:30


Written as a follow up to our hugely popular Discovering Improv course, this six-week course will immerse you in the fundamentals of improvising for an audience through games, exercises and scenes. 

We’ll explore and build on the concepts of acceptance, support and listening with exercises hand-picked from our instructors’ own toolkits, built from training with masters from all over the improv world. 

Who is this course for?

  • Students who have completed Discovering Improv and want to take the next step
  • Performers who are new to improv and want to learn the fundamentals of improvisation for an audience
  • Anyone who has learned improv elsewhere and wants to start learning with the BIT school

Class Details

This is a 6-week course, capped at 16 participants, plus 2 instructors (18 in total). It will take place in the Theatre space of the Bristol Improv Theatre. 

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About the Instructors

Llaura Hughes

Llaura Hughes (aka Llaurah_improviser) is a Bristol based business psychologist and improviser.She has performed and directed shows with The Unscripted Players, Bristol Improv Theatre’s amateur improv community and is in several online troupes (Don’t Mess, Those Women, Octopus Beaks and Road Trip Bonanza). In 2021 Llaura won the World Championship of Extreme Improv’s short form competition. Llaura prides herself in combining her psychology knowledge and improvisation skills to improve adult interactions on and off stage. 

Cat Murphy

Cat Murphy has been teaching with the Bristol Improv Theatre for over two years. She performs and directs with the theatre’s Associate Companies Tales of Adventure & The Bish Bosh Bash, as well as the Longform company Last Day on Earth. She began directing with Novato Theatre Company, and turned her hand to improv with The Unscripted Players, where she directed her avant-garde improv show ‘The Stuff of Dreams’. She is now the show director of ‘The Bish Bosh Bash’ and directed the Bristol Improv Theatre’s most recent Christmas Show “Merry Christmas (despite the current circumstances)”.  She is a qualified yoga teacher and holds a degree in Drama with Psychology from Bath Spa University