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 Bish Bosh Bash. Caitlin is the BIT’s Artistic Director: she also writes courses for the BIT Theatre school and occasionally pulls pints behind the bar.
Stephen Clements has been improvising for eleven years and teaching for seven. He is a founder and trustee of the Bristol Improv Theatre. Stephen is a founding member of Degrees of Error Theatre Company. He also performs with Tally-Ho Productions in Steves and Wooster, and is Games Master for the BIT’s cult hit Tales of Adventure. Stephen holds a PGCE in mathematics.
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.
Imogen Palmer has been training in and performing improv for six years. She is the artistic director of the Delight Collective, the creator of Imogené, The Bish Bosh Bash and Friends Like These. She has trained in musical improv with the Showstoppers (London), Impromptunes (Melbourne), the Maydays (Brighton) and performed in Impro Melbourne’s Smells Like a Song.
Rachael Procter-Lane has been training in and performing improv for three years. She is a long-standing member of Closer Each Day, the improvised Soap in which she performs once a fortnight at The Wardrobe Theatre. She has been a member of the BIT’s resident company, Degrees Of Error since early 2017 and has performed their flagship show Murder She Didn’t Write at Edinburgh Festival and Leicester Square Theatre amongst others. She is also a Secondary School English Teacher in her spare time.
Jack Drewry is a theatre-maker, composer, sound designer, and musician. He is the artistic director of Tremolo Theatre, musical director of Closer Each Day: The Improvised Soap Opera and plays in Bristol bands Clumsy and 4th Project (Slime Recordings). Jack is an associate artist of The Wardrobe Ensemble and The Wardrobe Theatre as well as a member of the artist collective Interval.
Ian Towers is a very busy professional pianist-singer, who has worked in every aspect of the entertainment world. Also a composer, arranger, and teacher, he is currently an accompanist/leader for three choirs in Bristol, and is the Musical Director and pianist for This Is Your Musical.
Beth has been improvising since 2015. She trained with Vancouver TheatreSports and Instant Theatre Company in Vancouver, Canada and performed with numerous improv groups in the city for two years. Since moving to Bristol, she has played in ‘Pick Your Own Fairytale’ – an improv show for kids- and is assistant director and cast member of ‘The Bish Bosh Bash!’ Beth has a degree in Physical Theatre and is passionate about discovering connections through play.
Will Gawned moved from Australia to Bristol in 2016, and decided to take up improv as a way to meet people and have a bit of a laugh! With a background in scripted theatre, performance poetry, science teaching, creative writing, and dungeons & dragons, Will regularly performs with This Is Your Musical, has directed BIG Unscripted Players shows (20/20 Foresight, Unplanned Planet) and survived two Bristol Improv Marathons, Some Sing About Mary, and Pick Your Own Panto.
Bio coming soon! in the meantime take it from me, Jon is really great!