Workshop: Improvised Theatre and the Improvised Musical


WORKSHOP IN THE STUDIO – TICKETS: Full £30, Students £15


In improvised theatre there is no script, no pre-planned action, no rehearsed dialogue. Everything that happens on stage is created on the spot.  Whether you find this idea exciting or terrifying, this is the workshop for you!

After a physical and creative warm-up, participants will take part in a series of games and exercises that explore the basic rules of improvisation, encouraging spontaneity and play. You’ll find ways the body can be used creatively to help get the perfect start to a scene or to connect with your stage partners. And you’ll discover that you don’t have to be a ‘Broadway Baby’ to use your voice to entertain or move an audience. The workshop is suited for all levels of experience, from novice to veteran performers and for those who never know what to do with their arms on stage, some of these exercises will be pure gold…

The workshop will be lead by Timothy Lone and Antoine Lefort.

Timothy is the Executive Director and Producer of The Story in Motion Project and is an award-winning actor, director and teacher working in Luxembourg, France, the UK and the USA. He trained with Philippe Gaulier and Keith Johnstone and formerly taught performance in the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Warwick. Timothy was Co-Founder of The Improfessionals Improvisation Theatre in Paris. He also produced Improstival in 2004, the first ever Festival of Improvisational Theatre in France.  

Antoine is a pianist, composer, orchestrator and the musical director of NEW. The Improvised Musical in Paris. He worked with Julie Fuchs on her album Yes! (published by Deutsche Grammophon in September 2015), the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne, on Cole Porter’s La Revue des Ambassadeurs at the Rennes Opera House and on Reynaldo Hahn’s operetta Brummell and Mistinguett (et puis c’est tout!) with the Orchestre des Grands Boulevards. He regularly accompanies Caroline Nin’s bilingual tribute Hymne à Piaf in Paris, London and New York.