Newcastle Improv Festival – INTERVIEW – Spontaneous Wrecks

It is festival season and that means that in the next month there is so many great comedy festivals to look forward to! This month we are looking at some of the great shows that you can see at the brand new event in the North East – The Newcastle Improv Festival. We have been lucky enough to interview some of the acts that are performing in the debut year which is set to start with a bang!  Today we talk to one of Newcastle’s finest short form groups.


Spontaneous Wrecks – Improv Comedy Show / Picture This

Location:  Cumberland Arms /  Seven Stories

Dates: 28th July  / 3rd August

Time: 19:00  /  14:00

Price: £4 Concession £3 /  £6 Concession £4.80

Ticket Link:  Spontaneous Wrecks Improv Comedy Show  /  Picture This

Hello everyone! Tell us about your group!

We’re Spontaneous Wrecks, we’ve been doing shows in Newcastle for 5 years and have also performed at 3 Edinburgh Fringe Festivals.

What’s the name of your show?

We’re on twice! On the first Sunday of the festival, we’re performing in the first half of a double bill headlined by the great Pippa Evans and members of the Suggestibles. And on the second Saturday we’re doing our family friendly show Picture This!

How did you get into improv?

It was through Bev and Ian’s workshops – so it’s really great that we’ve been able to be part of their festival.


How are you feeling about being part of the festival?

It’s going to be great being part of such a big week for improv in the region. We hope it’ll be really successful!

What other acts are you looking forward to seeing?

The four hour film challenge will be excellent, and features our own Anna as an actor. Nerdfest’s pissed up podcast (with Jon and Dan) will be wild and crazy, maybe. And some of the workshops will give opportunities to learn from the best.

If people want to follow you on Social media where can they find you?

We’re ‘Spontaneous Wrecks’ on Facebook, and @spontaneouswrex on twitter.


And finally Three words why people should come and see your shows?

It’ll be fun

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