As part of ImproFestUK 2019 “Love and Misinformation” an improvised play in the style of Caryl Churchill is taking place and it will be the last time this show will actually be brought to the stage! I caught up with Stephen Davidson to find out all about it.
ImproFestUK 2019 – The Improvised Play present “Love and Misinformation”
Date: 10th December
Location: Courtyard Theatre, London
Hello tell us a bit about your troupe?
The Improvised play is a group what performs improvised plays, perhaps unsurprisingly! We choose a different playwright to improvise in the style of each year. This year was Caryl Churchill, and this is our last show of Love and Misinformation before we retire it to debut our new playwright.
You are performing at Impro Fest this month how are you feeling?
We’re really excited to bring the show back to London one more time after a lovely run at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Have you performed at the festival before?
Yes, though not with this show. It’s always a lovely time!
What do you have in store for the audience?
Love and Misinformation is an improvised play in the style of Caryl Churchill. You don’t need to know who she is to enjoy it, though! She’s known for reinventing herself, and trying new formats, so she’s perfect for improv. Her plays always have an underlying meaning or message, so as our audience suggestion we ask for something that people care about. We’ve done shows about gay rights, education, religion, the environment… but all of our shows are really about people and relationships at their heart.
It’s nearly Christmas as well are aiming in bringing a bit of festive cheer to your set?
That really depends on the suggestion! If you’d like a Christmas show, by all means, come along and shout it at the start of the show 🙂
What’s the best thing about performing at a improv only festival? Is there any difference between performing at that to a normal comedy festival?
It’s really lovely to have a dedicated improv festival because usually the audience show up ready to engage with improv as an art form. They’re ready to see something moving, and don’t expect improv to only be short-form games. I love short form to death, but improv is a big world!
If people want to know more about you where can they follow you on social media?
Finally, finish this sentence – you should see us at Impro Fest 2019 because…..
It’s the last time this show will ever be performed!