Due to public health and safety guidelines we will not be producing any live programming until this unprecedented time has passed. We are so excited to be able to once again create live theatre in the near future. For now let's work together to make sure we keep our communities, loved ones, and healthcare workers safe.
Each year we curate an unforgettable season of professional and innovative shows from around the globe as well as develop our own original improvised theatrical content here in Vancouver. Below are some examples of shows we would include in our first year of programming.
A sexy French clown goes on a Blind Date with a different person, pulled from the audience, every night. WARNING: improv, naughty clowning, strong language, hilarity.
Having just celebrated its tenth anniversary with its 800th performance in Montreal, Blind Date’s popularity and longevity are not only attributed to the world-class improv talents of the cast, but more importantly, to the care and respect with which the audience volunteer is treated. Always kind, never mean-spirited, Blind Date has been called, “surprisingly moving and laugh-out-loud funny.”
This award-winning production caught the attention of Broadway Producer, Kevin McCollum (RENT, Avenue Q, Hand to God), who brought Blind Date to New York, to play off-Broadway in 2010. Since then, Blind Date has played sold out houses across Canada, the US, and in London.
“A must-see performance...the theatrical equivalent of walking a tightrope”
- The Calgary Sun
“A flight of theatrical fancy that is absolutely magical”
- The Toronto Star
“Irresistible...a cheeky and charming evening. Couples therapy should be so much fun.”
- New York Daily News
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical has been a rip-roaring success since the show started in 2008. It has had eleven sell-out years at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, two West End runs, an Olivier award and a BBC Radio 4 series.
‘If this is what improv can do, you wonder why anyone bothers writing anything down.’
‘A success story that could run and run and never repeat itself.’
‘Incredible… so polished it defies belief.’
The Life Game, as developed by Keith Johnstone, is a staged biography of a Guest’s life as seen through their eyes, and told through the improvisational acting skills of the performers. The show takes the bare bones of a Guest’s life story, and then transforms that information, then and there, into a magical piece of theatre. By transforming someone’s memories into theatrical language, The Life Game triggers details within those memories as well as new memories. Consequently The Life Game is not just about those stories that are told, but also about the process of remembering. The spectacle of someone discovering and remembering feelings from their past makes for electrifying theatre. The Life Game is a show that reminds us, however ordinary, we all have quite an extraordinary life story to tell.
"Good impro can make you laugh, we love it, but soon the content is forgotten. Good scenes from The Life Game stay with you always. They haunt you." Keith Johnstone
“Most improv is very amusing, but I don’t really remember it after I leave. The Life Game really stayed with me.” Andrea Herz, audience member, Improbable Theatre’s The Life Game.