Join us for this year’s 26 hour impro marathon at The Bristol Improv Theatre in March, Friday 13th to Saturday 14th. Tickets on sale soon.
To get your appetite going, read on…
WHEN IN ROME (XXVI HOURS BC)
It is the age of empires and emperors, and the western world revolves and converges on one thriving metropolis: Rome. The Forum hums with the plots and machinations of power-hungry Senators and their hand-wringing advisors, while the marketplace buzzes and jostles with wealthy merchants and struggling farmers. To the East, the still-warm sand of the Colosseum is splattered with the blood of heroic gladiators, as the jeers and cries of the masses echo from pillar to pit. The city streets are a medley of shrines and gutters, Roman legionnaires on leave spilling out of every taverna, while aspiring poets sing their songs for pennies on every corner. Meanwhile on the Palatine Hill, the lofty vestal virgins perform their sacred rites to protect the city walls. Home to plebeians, politicians, scholars and soldiers, Rome is the original toga party – and everyone’s invited.
Steam ships, steam trains, steamed puddings, hilarious comedy, astonishing drama, endearing orphans and perhaps the odd catchy music hall number! We had a great December doing shows in Bath, Bristol, Clevedon, Corsham and Cornwall, January 9th-11th we shall be in Salisbury! Join Closer Each Day Company for something distinctly Dickensian and entirely improvised, created on the spot from YOUR suggestions!
Well and truly the world’s longest improvised story, we have now arrived at Season 18!
We left last season with Reg shooting himself in the face, Eliza revealed as a manipulative liar, Simpkins’ life hanging in the balance, Gina about to marry Fred but now with no money for the wedding, AJ and Candi in a new romance…what will happen next? Come along and find out!
Steamed: A Dickensian Improvised Christmas Tale is hitting the road this Christmas! After our standalone show being an outstanding success this May and last Christmas on Brunel’s SS Great Britain, we are not only heading back to that great ship but also to venues across the south-west.
Steam ships, steam trains, figgy puddings, hapless orphans, mean landlords, comedy, tragedy and the odd music hall number – every night will be an entirely new story that could have been written by Charles Dickens himself, on a very good day!
For our latest show on Brunel’s SS Great Britain, Closer Each Day Company are delighted to be joining forces with the spectacular theatre company and fellow Bristolian institution Show of Strength (Best of Bristol 2018: Theatre, Bristol 24/7). This will be a show unlike any other we have done before, taking people on a steampunk journey around the ship in different locations – the audience itself controls the time machine!
HG Wells has left his wife to live with his young, scientifically-minded mistress. He’s writing his first novel and if it fails he is finished. But luckily it’s the age of steam and we can rely on a machine, can’t we?
Fusing the scandalous private life of HG Wells with his first novel and other his fevered imagination, this will be a riot of humour and drama and nifty outfits.
Do not miss this singular show, from two of Bristol’s most exciting and dynamic theatre companies.
Sunday 30th June – Thursday 4th July at 7.30pm, entrance to the ship from 6.30pm, bar on board, ends 9.30pm. Tickets £16/£12 conc., get them here.