IMPRO FOR ELDERS & LIFEGAME-A Double Bill Performance

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30 November and 1 December 2016, Cockpit Theatre

By Georgina Colbeck

Church Street Library worked in partnership with the award-winning Improbable Theatre to create the Impro For Elders project. The project involved a free weekly drama group, attended by older residents of the Church Street area. During ten weekly rehearsal sessions a well-assorted group of energetic and sharply witted ladies and gentlemen worked towards two performances, created from scratch, based on the practice of Improvisation. It was then performed in public over two evenings at the local theatre The Cockpit as part of a double bill which also included Improbable’s show Lifegame

IMPRO FOR ELDERS: The wisdom of making it up as you go along.
LIFEGAME: Part chat show, part impro show.
Lifegame has been performed around the world since 1998.  A different guest every show, a different show every night. In this special version of Lifegame, a member of the Impro For Elders group (also a resident of the Church Street area) will be the guest. What are the stories that only a Church Street local could tell? Join us to find out!

About Improbable
Lead by Artistic Directors Phelim McDermott and Lee Simpson, Improbable is a theatre company that defies categorization. It presents shows on every scale from sumptuous productions in the great opera houses to tiny improvisation gigs in the tiniest venues; it is at the forefront of arts activism through Open Space and creates groundbreaking participation work. At the heart of its practice is improvisation. Following the Eldership Project at The Southbank Centre in 2014, Improbable continues to explore improvising with older performers. In March 2017 a new show Lost Without Words at the National Theatre works with a company of older professional actors to teach them how to improvise.


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