Improv Level 2: Creating Characters

Mon 28th January 2019
Malt Cross, Nottingham, NG1 6FG

This course builds directly on from our previous course – so it’s not a huge leap, and more often than not a lot of the people will have come straight from our Level One. We focus on one of the things people find most fun about our intro to improv course (and doing improv in general) – creating characters!

One of the many things that we love about improv is that we are not bound by who we are in the “real world”. From scene to scene we might play pirates or astronauts, lovers or politicians, race-car drivers or inanimate objects – with a supportive scene partner by your side, the scope is limitless!

Initially we look at how as an improviser you don’t need to “be creative” to be able to spontaneously make a wide variety of weird and wonderful characters. We work through a number of fun exercises and ideas, drawing on training from a wide variety of schools across the globe, aimed at giving you a vast tool belt to access a whole cast of dynamic, engaging people every time you step on stage.<

We then work on how we can use characters to help power our scenes and even entire long-form shows, simply by finding what’s fun about the people you’re playing!

All in all, a really fun 6 weeks of improv learning!

What is improv?

Improv (or impro) is short for improvised comedy theatre. It's the art of creating theatre spontaneously on stage: building scenes, playing games, and even creating whole shows with no preparation, no script, and no preplanning. Improv has a wide range of types, from popular 90s TV show Whose Line is it Anyway? -style games, to fully improvised plays, musicals, and so much more. 

MissImp are one of the longest running open-to-all improv communities in the country, and have been providing high quality improv (both performance and tuition) for 20 years.

Class Dates

Every Monday evening from 28th January - 4th March 2019.


Malt Cross | 16 St James' Street | Nottingham | NG1 6FG

Teachers To Be Announced

Cost £120 (early bird price: £105*)

12 places available.

Scholarships are available – more info and how to apply.

Improv Level Two: Creating Characters

  • If you've got any queries about the course, please drop us a line at before booking your place.
  • *To qualify for the early bird discount, you must prebook on or before 14th January 2019
  • Note that all bookings include a non-refundable booking fee, and refunds for cancellations are at MissImp's discretion.
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