Discover just how easy it can be to create songs from nothing by connecting with emotion. Ian McLaughlin and amazing improv pianist Jenni Winter will help take the fear from finding the rhythm and the rhymes by keeping things simple, and enjoying a sense of play in making up songs on the spot. You will leave with joy-in-your-heart and a skip-in-your-step.
Ian is co-director of Newcastle Improv Festival, The Suggestibles and The Suggestibles’ School of Improv. In his 30 years as an improviser working with pioneering companies such as the Comedy Store Players, Improbable Theatre and Spontaneous Combustion, for ten of them, Ian was a member of the Impro Musical company - the world’s very first improvised musical and first ever improv show to play a West End theatre, going on to be renamed the Bootleg Broadway Show for series on ITV and BBC Radio 4 - so he has a lot to share!
*This workshop is suitable for adults with prior improv training or improv performance experience. You don’t need to be a singer! All you need to bring is a little bit of courage and a bottle of water. *
You can catch Ian performing tonight and tomorrow in musical comedy mode with the Suggestibles at the Cumberland Arms, and next Friday and Saturday at Alphabetti Theatre.
Standard ticket for Adult (18+)
Adults with Student, Unwaged, Pensioner, Equity, MU status. Please bring relevant proof of ID with you.
The Cumberland Arms
James Place Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
An historic pub with views. Entrance is through the front door then upstairs to the venue. Partially 'accessible' via back door ramp. Up-to 2 wheelchair spaces available per event. Toilets are in the main pub on the ground floor, so access to loos means going outside and entering through the main doors. The Cumberland has a bar and two rooms on the ground floor, with a large beer garden, an outdoor bar (weekends in the summer) and 4 upstairs B&B rooms.