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Lights! Camera! Improvise! The Improvised Movie (Mischief Theatre)

By | Published on Tuesday 12 August 2014

Nothing has a right to be this good. Mischief Theatre return with their hilarious improvised movies, a concept so simple and well-executed that it defies imitation, even in the only city in the world currently housing more improv groups than people. The troupe appear to possess some form of telepathy, responding fluidly and expertly to the audience’s suggested movie (we plumped for a rom-com set in a zoo). The host, “Oscar”, is in absolute command of the proceedings, and gleefully needles his cast whenever they do something ridiculous (which happens a lot). Mischief Theatre are at the absolute top of their game: the only reason not to see this is if you are some kind of genetic aberration that hates laughing.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Jon Stapley]