It is festival season and last month we were going Excited for Edinburgh Fringe and this month we are going Crazy for Camden Fringe! This month we are talking to acts performing at the festival so you have a strong idea as to what is happening this month in London. Today we are talking to a Improv troupe that specialises in longform and have already had one successful show already at the Festival and are returning for one more night. I caught up with Clusterfox to find out more.

Screen Shot 2018-07-27 at 07.27.21Name Of Show: Clusterfox: FunFinity War 

Time: 7pm

Date: 16th August

Location: The Stars of Kings


Hello! Tell us about Clusterfox?

Hi! We’re a London based long-from improv group. We’ve been together for about 2 years now, and have played gigs all around the city.

How did you come up with the name of your show that your taking to the Camden fringe?

We wanted to try something totally different to our normal sets for Camden Fringe, and the idea of a show based around not-so-heroic heroes came up quite quickly in rehearsal. From there, a bit of Avengers-related cinematic punnery, and job done!

Tell us a little bit about your style of improv?

We tend to perform organic, and sometimes premise-based long form improv. We like to specialise in character and relationships, whilst also following the fun!

What will your set be about?

It’s based around the idea that there is a major (or not-so-major) problem the world is facing, and with the actual Avengers all busy, the world needs new heroes to step in – and we’re the ones to find them.

What other acts are you looking forward to seeing at the fringe?

Michael Brunstom – The Great Fire of London, Rhys James, Parentheticals – Improdyssey

Have you done the fringe before? What have been some of your favourite shows to date and why?

Nope, this is our first time at Camden Fringe! However, we had a great three-week run of victories at The Free Association’s competitive improv CageMatch, and we always love performing at Hoopla! Also the Shoreditch Improv Festival was a great event and we really enjoyed performing at it.

Some acts have already tried it and done shows in the environment but do you think virtual reality has a space to be used in improv and what other modern technologies do you think could alter the way we interact and watch improv?

Anything’s possible with VR these days, though it seems like a particularly expensive and technical way to do it! The problem with technology is that, by its nature, it takes away the fact that it’s live, which is the most important element of improv. The audience need to know you are making this up on the spot, that’s this is JUST for them, from their suggestions, etc. Whereas on a screen, even in a “live” screening, that feeling is lessened. But as with all innovation, we’re always up for trying it!

What have been some of the most unique and different improv sets you have seen this year and why?

We love the group Beings, with Andrew Gentilli and Susan Harrison. Joyous, full of wonderful character work, and always charming. Do Not Adjust Your Stage are a fantastic group too. Quick, very funny and great connection between the players. And when in need for horror comedy, Fright club is also bloody (pun intended) brilliant.

If people want to find out more about you where can they follow you on social media?

They can find us on Twitter (@weareclusterfox), Instagram (@clusterfoximpro) and Facebook (search “Clusterfox”), and our website http://www.clusterfox.co.uk.

And Finally in three words – Why should people come and see the show?

Best. Decision, Ever. OR Epic superhero fun!

CAMDEN FRINGE QUICK FIRE ROUND

Best thing about performing at the Camden fringe?

We’ll have to tell you afterwards!

What are your pre show rituals?

We tend to do a couple of short warm ups. Sometimes character stuff, sometimes energetic, sometimes concentration. Whatever we think we need at the time.

What advice would you give to others who want to perform at Camden Fringe next year?

Do it!

What are the best venue’s at the fringe?

The Star of Kings, of course!

What are your three favourite things about Camden?

Food in the market on Sundays, walking down by the canal, people watching.