Hello tell us all about who you all are and a little bit about yourselves?
What style of Improv do you do?
Robin: That’s a weirdly hard question to answer but quite organic, I suppose.
What is the best thing about being in a twoprov?
Robin: There’s something rather lovely about not having any other option but each other to make sense of what’s happening on stage. You spend the set attempting to sit in each other’s brains, and there’s a steadiness to that connection which is really nice. (Also, logistically it’s much easier to organise than a group!)
What is the most challenging?
Robin:That there is no one else, but so long as you trust each other I don’t see that as a problem.
What will makes you different to other twoprov acts out there?
Robin: We have specifically designed T shirts! One says X, the other says Y. Hopefully there is more to it than that, but we definitely have T-shirts.
What advice would you give for people thinking about starting an twoprov troupe themselves?
What have been some of your specifically favourite scenes you have created so far in a show and why?
Robin: I greatly enjoyed galloping around a beach on a horse and finding Kat in a sand dune. And playing a child who thought his superpower was touching the ceiling.
What other twoprov groups are you a fan of and why?
Robin: Cariad And Paul and Ten Thousand Million are both brilliant, but also incredibly distinct because of the way they play with each other, way beyond the fact that they’re just different shows – the nature of the performers comes through much more in a twoprov than in a group. Dudes and Mordsaga also make me laugh a lot, and Beings is/are magical to watch. Oh god and also Project2! That Thirteen Cycles show was a knockout. There are so many great twoprovs…
Robin: The first few were sorting out what the show was going to be, and that’s always a live conversation – and then you choose points of focus that seem relevant, or what seems exciting to explore.
Kat: We like playing with the most ‘difficult warm ups to do without a group’ and seeing what happens… Bunny Bunny is pretty intense with only 2 people!
Do you have any pre-show rituals – if so what are they?
Robin: I’m wary of rituals, but I love a bit of Dutch clapping and Mind Meld.
Kat: I feel like we usually just high five and have a ‘let’s do this’ moment… it’s not planned but it tends to happen.
What are your aims for your troupe for the improv in 2019?
Robin: To perform more and perform longer shows and really figure out what we can do with it. We’ve only done three gigs so far so it’s early days.
It’s the month of looooovveeeee so what things do you love about improv and why?
Kat: I love the opportunity to play and be ridiculous. It’s so easy to get stuck ‘adulting’ and forget all the fun that can be had with a bit of imagination. I also love the teamwork aspect of improv, there’s no place for ego!
If people want to find out more about you where can they follow you on social media?
In three words why should people come and see you perform?
Kat: personalised improv t-shirts
DUO QUICK FIRE SPECIAL
If you could be any famous duo from TV, Film or Music what would your twoprov be and why?
Kat: Can we be Eminem and Dido?!
Who creates the craziest improv characters?
Robin: The nice thing about a duo is that it’s harder to get stuck being the person who always does something, so I find this hard to answer. I did spent a lot of our third gig on stage screaming, though.
What is your favourite thing about one another?
Robin: That Kat is so enthusiastic about using improv to try to help people, and is always willing to dive down a new improv rabbit hole.
Kat: I think we could do a good ‘Hakuna Matata’ – Timone and Pumba eat your heart out.
The toughest question of all – last Rolo – would you keep it or give it to your twoprov buddy?