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January 10th @ 19:00 - March 27th @ 21:30

Free – £375.00

Are you ready to experiment with your improv and learn to play in different ways? Do you want to break the show and reform it, and see what happens when you do? Want to be whimsical, comical, and human in scenes one after the other?

Our level 5 introduces you to other classic improv forms that go beyond the Harold. Still with close feedback and teacher guidance to help you improve, level 5 shows how the form creates the content, and the content powers the form. Not just what are we doing, but why? How does this all work?

For more confident improvisers with a solid grounding in longform core skills and how to apply them in performance, our level 5 introduces three new structures, each with its own challenges, rhythms, secrets and delights. You will see what connects them and how they are different, developing the taste and discernment that comes with in-depth knowledge. 

Each course is based around three classic Chicago-style longform structures, all of which share some structural similarities, but are very different in their execution. These three forms are chosen from the following by your teacher:

  • The Deconstruction: One recurring core scene surrounded by shorter scenes that unpack, comment on, satirise and investigate the relationship in the core. A great grounding for narrative improvisation. 
  • Detours: Repeat, repeat, vary, and repeat. Detours take a single short scene and replays and varies it, examining what did and did not happen, how the elements can be mirrored in other contexts, and asking the impossible: can you replay a scene that you have only seen once?
  • The Bat: Like a Harold, but performed in the dark, and with all of the formality thrown out the window. Snatches of scenes, monologues, textures and soundscapes appear and disappear in a dreamlike, surreal fashion. The imagination does the rest. 
  • The Eventé: One big day, seen from every angle. Starting from a a wedding, graduation, restaurant opening or other significant event, this form opens up the causes, consequences, characters, and atmosphere. What made this wedding unique?

Level 5 – Payment Options:

  • Level 5: 12-week general ticket @ £375.00
  • Level 5a: 1st 6-weeks general ticket @ £187.50
  • Level 5b: Last 6-weeks general ticket @ £187.50
  • Concessions @ 50% off on all price points
  • Scholarship places available

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January 10th @ 19:00
March 27th @ 21:30
Free – £375.00
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Heather Urquhart


Brighton Hove & Sussex Sixth Form College
205 Dyke Road
Hove, East Sussex BN3 6EG United Kingdom
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