Mama City Improv Festival

CapeTownMagazine.com

Mama City Improv Festival

For Moments of Joy. Follow our social channels
for useful news, daily local champions
 
072 350 2062
Ideas Cartel, The Old Foundry, 1 Sand Hill Road, Green Point
www.capetownmagazine.com/subscribe
now@capetownmagazine.com
CapeTownMag
CapeTownMagazine.com
capetownmag

Unscripted Theatre That Will Have You In Stitches

The storylines are all made up on the spot and never to be seen again

If you've ever seen Whose Line Is It Anyway, you'll have an idea on what comedy improv is about. The fourth edition of Mama City Improv Festival is happening from 11–15 March 2020 at the Courtyard Playhouse. You’ll be able to broaden your knowledge through a series of workshops and performances with instructors and performers. 

LAUGH AT YOURSELF AND LEARN THE GIFT OF THE GAB
The audience is called on to give suggestions that inspire the performances. Sometimes they'll be asked for several suggestions, sometimes just one and sometimes audience members will be invited on stage.

There will be beginner and advanced workshops every day of the festival. Non-performing attendees can see what classes suit them by looking at the schedule online.

WHO TO LOOK OUT FOR
This year you can expect some very popular improvisers from Toronto, Canada and London, England. Ann Pornel and Ashley Comeau have won Canadian Comedy Awards, as has Ken Hall (who appeared in Polar and played Pogo in The Umbrella Academy).

Katy Schutte and Chris Mead will be performing their project, 2 Duo. Katy is a multiple award-winning performer and one of the UK's original long-form improvisers. She performs and teaches all over the world, and is the headteacher for Hoopla (the UK's largest improv school) and co-artistic director for The Maydays in the UK. 

THE VENUE AND REFRESHMENTS
The Mama City Improv Festival will be mainly based at the recently reopened theatre at 44 on Long Street. At the venue, there is a bar for drinks and snacks, and food can be purchased from Tiger's Milk on the ground floor.

The Sunday night show and the Improvised Kids’ Storytelling Festival (which is running in collaboration with the Mama City Improv Festival) will be hosted at the Courtyard Playhouse. 

ATTENDING MAMA CITY IMPROV FEST
Ticket prices start at R120 and can be booked online. For more information, contact the organisers on info@mamacityimprovfest.com or WhatsApp +27(0)71 644 4001. Workshops start at 10am every day and shows are at 7pm and 9pm. Workshops are suited for 16 year olds and up. Shows are for all ages but can have adult content.

---



---

How many of these spots have you tried for stand-up comedy

On a more theatrical note, here are some theatres in Cape Town

What great shows have you seen recently at Stardust dinner theatre or Cape Town Comedy Club

---

Supercharge your event? Our Events Support Programme gets results. Contact support@capetownmagazine.com or +27 (0)21 565 0415.

Use our events section for an up-to-date overview of what’s happening in the city, ‘burbs and dorpies. Join our newsletter and get quick access on the go by adding us to your mobile home screen for the ultimate guide to discoveries in Cape Town.

Follow and like us on TwitterFacebookLinkedInInstagramPinterest for updates.

 

Cape Town Events Calendar
 
März 2020
SO MO DI MI DO FR SA
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31

Cape Town Opera at the Artscape ArenaOpera shows in Cape Town

Cape Town Opera’s festival, from comedy to high drama

Mischu eggs benedict Weekends are for mischu

Where else do you get breakfast under R100 in Sea Point?

Esther Mahlangu, A Retrospective at Iziko MuseumOnce-in-a-lifetime exhibition of Esther ...

On from February to August 2024; 100+ artworks

Cannibisters 2024Cape Town’s very own cannabis club, ...

Now with over 90 strains of weed and The Serenity Room

Off-road adventure at Scootours BanhoekBest day ever? Monster Mountain ...

Scootours Banhoek has scooters, vine bikes and archery

Escape rooms Cape TownPossibly the best escape room in the ...

HintHunt’s Marble is being called “the king of escape rooms”

EARTHBOX new immersive experience cape townEARTHBOX is a first-of-its-kind ...

Experience an immersive sensory journey into the depths of the earth

Cederkloof Botanical outdoor jacuzziWe just found our next place for a ...

Cederkloof: Cottages with jacuzzi + house with pizza oven

Mountain MarketAffordable healthy food at this city ...

Organic fruit and veg, smoothie bowls + small-scale clothes

2handsy recurring event Cape Town’s first hand casting ...

2handsy has weekly hand casting workshops

Honeybee Heroes Be a beekeeper for a day at Honeybee ...

Adopt a hive, learn about bees, take a beekeeping course, buy honey

WetterReise TippsGarden RouteMein Kapstadt