Performing Improv: Creating Characters (7 Week Course)

Tue 31st Oct - Tue 12th Dec 7pm - 10pm The BIT

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About This Course

This is part of our Performing Improv programme, which focuses on the skills to perform improv on stage.

In this course, the focus will be on developing techniques to create rich and compelling characters – from comedic to dramatic, and from naturalistic to extraordinary!

We'll delve deep into the characters – how do they feel? How do they think? – and see how this can be used to supercharge your improvised scenes and stories!

At the end of the course there will be a showcase event to apply the skills you have learnt.

This course takes place on Tuesday evenings. For other course times and locations please see our main Performing Improv page.

About Supporter Places

The standard price for this course is £165. We keep our prices low so as many people can experience the joy of improv as possible.

If you would like give an additional donation, you can choose a 'Supporter Ticket' of £215. All proceeds go to the Build The BIT crowdfunding campaign.


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 Delight Collective. Caitlin is the BIT's Programmes Director: she also writes courses for the BIT Theatre school and occasionally pulls pints behind the bar.

Andy Yeoh is the BIT's longest-standing instructor, having taught the BIT's first ever course back in 2013 after the first Bristol Improv Festival. Last year he directed the BIT's original productions This Is Your Musical and Pick Your Own Panto. Andy is a founding member of improvised theatre company Degrees of Error, and holds a Masters in Theatre in Education from the University of Warwick. He is also the BIT's Operations Director, and can usually be located in the theatre, up a ladder.