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IMPROVILICIOUS!

The Improvised Guide to Video Games 

 

Switch off that video game and come to our totally unscripted, spontaneously live and awesomely improvised show about… VIDEO GAMES. From Pac-Man to Pokémon, from crushing the candy to saving the princess, our players will put you in the game!
 
The latest release of Improvilicious features everything you want from a video game, but live on stage!
 
Extraordinary characters, fantastic worlds, epic challenges, weird sound effects and even cute animations – all created by two performers, based on suggestions from the audience, via a magical interface called “a stage.”
 
Expect to see a few audience members sucked into the game Jumanji-style. No tricky consoles (just shout out commands), and graphics so good you’ll think it’s the REAL THING. And because it’s improvised, every show is a new and unique awesome ADVENTURE!

 

“Inspired and hilarious” – The Herald Sun


6 - 21 APRIL 2019, MELBOURNE COMEDY FESTIVAL

2pm Daily (except Mondays), Melbourne Town Hall 
 
With more atmosphere than your lounge room, and less technology than an Atari 2600, Improvilicious is impro-larious school holiday fun. Our top-scoring players are Amberly Cull (The Big Hoo-Haa, Impromptunes), Cassie Daly (Shania Choir, and every Improvised Guide since 2015) and Jimmy James Eaton (Arcade Arcade, The Big Hoo-Haa and TV’s Slideshow.)
 
Improvilicious has been delivering the laughs since 2014, with 50-minute improvised guides to Superheroes, BFFs, The Internet, High School and The History of Theatre.
 
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“It was all a blast... worth a trip to the city” Weekend Notes (2017)
 
"the chemistry between the performers makes this show suitable for the whole family"
4 Stars, The Funny Tonne (2017)
 
“Loud, nonsensical, break-neck energetic and very funny” meetoo (2017)
 
“Great, honest and wholesome performance for the whole family... sure to tickle your fancy” Weekend Notes (2016)
 
“Genuinely witty and clever… packed with energy, charm and lots of sparkles”
Maggie Journal (2016)
 
“Inspired and hilarious” Herald Sun (2015)
 
“If you're a die hard comedy fan with a family, this is one of the hottest tickets in town”  Yawp (2014)
 
“Deliciously good fun.” The West Australian
 
“Fantastic entertainment for the kids, an impressive display of quick thinking, and a reminder that being utterly silly is good for you!” The Subiaco Post
 
Social media: #improvilicious
 
Instagram: @improvilicious 
 
Facebook: Improvilicious
 
YouTube: Improvilicious

 

 




PEOPLE

AMBERLY CULL
plays Sadie in ABC’s upcoming The InBESTigators and also recently appeared in True Story Season 2 for Channel Nine. Amberly previously performed in Avenue Q as Kate/Lucy and ABC comedy DAFUQ, which earned her a Best Actress nomination at Revelation Film Festival’s Next Gen Webfest. Other recent screen credits include ABC comedies Trip for Biscuits and The Chinaboy Show.

BEN RUSSELL
is fresh from national and international tours of his award-winning show Tokyo Hotel, including Edinburgh Fringe, Sydney and Perth Fringe festivals, even a gig in Paris, France. Ben Russell has featured on ABC Freshblood and is currently a cult favourite within Australia’s best comedy rooms. "An instantly likeable comic" - The Herald Sun | www.benrussellcomedy.com

CASSIE DALY 
began performing at the age of 12, when her teacher taught her Space Jump and she learnt she could make people laugh without saying “poo” or “fart”. A constant performer, Cassie has played Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Olivia in Twelfth Night and Portia in The Merchant of Venice - and has toured schools all over WA and Victoria with countless theatre in education productions.

JIMMY JAMES EATON
is an award winning star in Australian comedy and improvisation, holding the figurative medal for the quickest comic mind on the scene. With a rapid fire of voices, characters, quips and booming man-made sound effects, Jimmy brings the funny thick and fast. His exceptional grasp on a broad range of performance skills allow him to create whole hilarious worlds on stage that you won’t want to leave. "An hour of laugh out loud." ★★★★ The Herald Sun

ALWAYS WORKING ARTISTS
is the company of director Jeremy Rice and writer Kate Rice. Recent productions include Shoot From The Hip by Justin Cheek for the 2015 Melbourne Fringe Festival, 3 Seeds: short plays by Afeif Ismail at the Blue Room Theatre Perth, Royals by Kate Rice for 2014 Melbourne Fringe Festival, and Monologue for a Murderer by Kate Rice at La Mama Courthouse Theatre. 

alwaysworkingartists.com.au

THE BIG HOO-HAA!
is an improvised comedy night that is created on-the-spot from audience suggestions. The Big HOO-HAA! began in Perth 2002, led by the Chicago-trained Sam Longley. Since then, the show has gained a huge local following, launched the careers of comedians including Tim Minchin and Claire Hooper, and established a Melbourne show at The Butterfly Club. In the style of Who’s Line Is It Anyway? and Comedy Sportz, The Big HOO-HAA! sees two teams of fearless comedians do battle, using audience suggestions to improvise comedy sketches.

thebighoohaa.com.au

 


SCHOOLS

Improvilicious! is perfect for schools: 50 minutes plus Q&A, completely self-contained, teacher’s pack with classroom activity plans and curriculum links, student participation and ENTERTAINING! You class will think you’re the COOLEST EVER teacher if you book one or more of our Improvilicious shows to come to your school.

Improvilicious: The Improvised Guide to Superheroes: Years 5 – 8

Improvilicious: The Improvised Guide to the Internet: Years 5 – 8

Improvilicious: The Improvised Guide to High School: Years 5 – 8

Improvilicious: The Improvised History of Theatre: Years 9 – 12

Email bookings@alwaysworkingartists.com.au

Western Australia: email: info@thebighoohaa.com.au

 



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