The Secret Life of the Audience

The Artrix, Bromsgrove 17th November, 8pm Have you ever wanted to see your life acted out on stage? Have you ever wondered how your future will play out? Have you ever looked back at your experiences and thought, “you couldn’t make that up?” In “The Secret Life of the Audience”, Foghorn Unscripted will combine the…

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What the Dickens?!

The Victoria, 15th October 2017, 1:15pm £Free Cheer on our plucky heroes and help decide their fate as they struggle in their journey to find love and fortune, against adversity, poverty and wickedness. Join us in the sumptuous drawing rooms, murky streets and smoky taverns to meet filthy hags, absurd snobs and plucky ne’er-do-wells along the…

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Absurdly Fabulous – the improvised episode

The Midlands Arts Centre  29th September 2017, 7:30pm £10 Feature length show inspired by the hit 90s sitcom. All your favourite characters reimagined for the episode they never made. A night of debauchery, fashion and celebrity created by you, the audience. Grab your Harvey Nics avocado caviar wrap, pour the Bolly, throw off your La…

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Birmingham Improv Festival

The Blue Orange, 28th October 2017, 4:30pm £7/6 Cheer on our plucky heroes and help decide their fate as they struggle in their journey to find love and fortune, against adversity, poverty and wickedness. Join us in the sumptuous drawing rooms, murky streets and smoky taverns to meet filthy hags, absurd snobs and plucky ne’er-do-wells…

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Redbrick – Winterbourne House & Garden

By Abbie Priestley, 4th November 2016 Review: An Improvised Phantasmagoria (A Haunting Experience at Winterbourne House) As the nights draw in and things get spookier, Culture Critic Abbie Priestley heads over to Winterbourne House and Gardens to be thoroughly frightened by Foghorn Unscripted and their Phantasmagoria Is it a show? Is it a play(ne)? No,…

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“How do you rehearse improv?”

  How do you rehearse improv? Why do you rehearse improv? Why do you bother rehearsing?   ARGHGHHGHGHGARHGHGHGHARGHGHHGHGHGARHGHGHGHARGHGHHGHGHGARHGHGHGHARGHGHHGHGHGARHGHGHGHARGHGHHGHGHGA Breathe. Breathe. Okay, now that I’ve stopped crying… A large part of rehearsing improv is trying things out, getting them wrong and then chatting about it as a group. In order to perform brilliantly on stage it’s important to…

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We got a one star review. It still hurts.

It’s been 18 months since Foghorn got a one-star review of our show in Edinburgh. I would link to it but I can’t because it still hurts. I googled it, found it and, yes, it still hurts. A lot.   The reviewer’s name is Stuart Mckenzie  –  I know this because I thought about him every…

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Just turn up and improvise – that’s all, right?!

Putting on an improv show – its just about turning up and performing. Isn’t it? Ah, if I had a pound for the number of times someone has said to me, “How do you rehearse improv?” But no, no, this isn’t about that old chestnut (no one asks a footballer – how do you rehearse…

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Midlands Improv

By Anonymous, 20th December 2015 Foghorn provide a great intro to improvised theatre.  Meeting the audience at the door, explaining at the start that they won’t pick on anybody to make the audience feel safe, and working hard as a team to put on a great show.  I laughed in every scene. I laughed in every scene….

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What’s in a name?

Last week Foghorn Improv became Foghorn Unscripted – but why? When we set up the improv group three years ago we needed a name – something that would have ‘Googleability’. I wanted to make sure that if you searched for us you unambiguously got us! We spent a long time playing with improv puns, but discovered quickly that no matter…

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Redbrick – An Improvised Murder

By James Pettit, 23rd November 2015 On Thursday night at the Bramall Music Building on campus, things were getting weird. It isn’t a good idea to turn up late to any sort of show, but particularly no to an Improv night, because with no planned plot or the events that unfold are confusing enough as…

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The beginning of a blog

We’ve be going for over three years and we thought it’s probably about time we started to note down some of the stuff that we’ve learnt! Welcome to: The Blog

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★★★ Edinburgh 49

“It felt like a real murder mystery” By Steve Griffin, 17th August 2015 One can’t really walk for more than five minutes through Edinburgh’s old town in August without someone trying to get you to see something improvised. From musicals to films, Jane Austen to Dickens: you name it, a troupe of overly excited students…

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★★★★★ Understaged

By Anonymous 1st August 2015 That seemingly unsettled feeling, that quivering twitch you feel when you’re wary of what may be asked of you as an audience member is incredibly daunting. Will it be simply as a passive observer or before you know it, you’re on the stage with your trousers around your ankles and not fully…

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★★★★★ Stagetalk Magazine

By Will Amott, 27th November 2014 Foghorn Improv presented Singing in the Fog, an improvised musical based on audience suggestions – an audience to which the assurance was made that this would be “a feast for the eyes and ears.” A veritable banquet of comedic delights was provided. There was little to complain about here….

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★★★★★ The Reviews Hub

By Nicole Evans, 26th April 2013 Foghorn Improv are a comedy improv group resident at The Old Joint Stock Theatre in Birmingham. They hold a regular improv night on the last Thursday of each month, performing audience led improvisational comedy. Foghorn’s nights usually consist of a themed evening of games and stories with six to eight performers…

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