Welcome to a special themed set of interviews for the lead up to Christmas – celebrating all the wonderful festive shows that are on this year. I have sat down with a bunch of troupes to find out more about the shows that they are performing.

Today we speak to Dogface Improv to talk all about their Christmas Party that they are bringing to Jurnet’s Bar in Norwich  on the 6th of December.

 

Hello guys tell us all about Dog Face Improv?
So basically…….the supportive and safe environments encouraged by our improv comedy workshops and classes are the perfect place for anyone to have fun, create scenes and characters and surprise themselves by what they’re capable of. We’re based in Norwich, Norfolk, UK.

What is the show that you are bringing to the stage in this Festive season?

Dogface Christmas Jam, or should that be mince pie!

Will there be a bit of festivity in your show?

There’ll be lots of festivity in our show, and the whole event .  Along with the collective plates of mince pies and crackers in ample supply, festive laughs will be seen throughout the jam. Taking that age old tradition of parlour games, the show will have surprising opportunities for the audience to enjoy watching short-form games, made up on the spot.

What are your favourite things about the festive season and why?

We love that people are even more up for playing, having fun and that lets us push ourselves. And, obviously we love the food!

This time of year the venues tend to be a bit busier as well – do you find that the audience changes at all?

People are looking for a good time, and at Christmas that might mean more groups attending gigs, but that’s what we want, so we say bring it on!

What advice would you give for people performing around the festive season – is it important to drop a Christmas related theme into it?

Well, people do like a theme these days, but mostly they want to have a good time, so we don’t think the theme is the important part, it is the creating  a great atmosphere and leaving the audience wanting more improv.

What is the best thing about a night at Dog Face Improv for the audience?

You can take part, and if you don’t want to, you will be entertained, and oh yes, did I mention we’ll be serving food….

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

On FB, Twitter, instagram or online   just look for Dogface Improv

What is YOUR favourite show you have done this year and why?

Oh no, this is like choosing your favourite child (mine is John, oops sorry Daisy!!) No, at a push, maybe at one of our trips to Cambridge to perform? We performed there twice with two different troupes, and really, they were great hosts and we loved being in a new venue.

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

TO HAVE FUN

CHRISTMAS QUICK FIRE ROUND

Best Christmas cracker joke and why?

I read a great book over the weekend called “ The Gardener”, written by Moses Lawn

Cause!

 

Favourite Christmas film and why?

Das Boot – for obvious reasons.

 

What do you want for Christmas this year?

A month off! (from work not improv, obvs!)

 

What is the best adaptation in YOUR opinion of A Christmas Carol?

Clearly – 1951 with Alastair Sim, I mean, is there really any other version to watch?

 

 

Brussel Sprouts – Love or hate?

LOVE, LOVE , LOVE

 

Favourite Christmas pop song?

At a push, Christmas Time, The Darkness

 

Can you name what happens on the 12 days of Christmas in the song?

No

 

Favourite Christmas Food and why?

Christmas pud, with brandy butter, bread sauce, roast potatoes, oh there’s too much to choose.

 

Were you ever part of a nativity play at school? What role were you given?

I was the Angel Gabriel

 

What is your favourite Christmas episode of any TV show?

The Royal Family Christmas specials are brilliant.

 

A big important question is Die Hard a Christmas film?

Ha, ha ha, there’s an irony in this question that highlights our western world right there!!!