Slapdash International Improv Festival 2016

London October 19-22 2016

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The Nursery Theatre and C3? are proud to announce the Slapdash International Festival of Improv. Over October 17-22 we will be bringing some of the finest improvisers from all over the world to play and teach in London.

Slapdash is London’s largest and longest running festival of Improvised Theatre. Last year Neil Casey and Anthony Atamanuik headlined and they went on to star in the Ghostbusters movie and tour the world impersonating Donald Trump. So who knows what will happen this year?

You can purchase tickets for each night or a special Festival Pass that lets you into to every show. BUY TICKETS


Shows!We’re bringing some amazing acts including Le Carpe Haute from France, Neil+1 from Dublin, Big Bang from Improv Boston, AMS Impro from Germany and Convoy from the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles. And we’re thrilled to have legendary Second City alumni Scott Adsit (yes Scott Adsit), bringing his Adsit and You show where you get to improvise with Scott Adsit.



Workshops!As always we have some of the finest improv instructors teaching a range of skills – from Game, to Clown to improvising with Lights with teachers from Improv Boston, The PIT, The Upright Citizens Brigade and more. Also Scott Adsit!

Get involved!

You can purchase tickets for each night or a special Festival Pass that lets you into to every show. BUY TICKETS

See you in October!

The Nursery and C3?

The Nursery started off as a festival for new, devised and improvised theatre in 2009 in an atmospheric railway arch in Southwark, which then became The Nursery’s home. The Nursery’s main focus has become the promotion and expansion of improvisation in the UK, and we offer workshops at various levels. International teachers The Nursery has brought to the UK include Patti Stiles, David Razowsky, TJ and Dave, Susan Messing & Rachael Mason and Al Samuels.

Besides improv we also support new work by other artists – shows include Richard Marsh’s Love and Sweets (Best Comedy, BBC Audio Drama Comedy Awards 2014) and Dirty Great Love Story (Fringe First 2014), Crazy Glue and Death – a Comedy (Single Shoe Productions) and The Historians (Hot Ice Theatre). The Nursery is run by Jules Munns and Judith Amsenga. Visit

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C3? is a comedy production company that hosts a variety of improv, stand up and sketch shows in London. C3? is run by Carleen Macdermid an improv teacher and performer for over 20 years, Keith Malda, a comedian and improviser with “Genre Claude Van Damme” and Shem Pennant, a writer/performer trained at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade in New York. C3?  have performed at improv festivals in America, Ireland, Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Spain. They also host a variety of workshops with some of the best improv and sketch teachers in New York and LA. They host a weekly night on Sundays to showcase new and old improv talent at the Horse and Stables in Lambeth.  Visit

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