THIS IS SOAP – Edinburgh Fringe 2017

Closer Each Day Company are going to Edinburgh!
In association with C theatre, we present…


Scandalous, sexy and spontaneous, This Is Soap is the Edinburgh Fringe’s own month-long soap opera, this year brought to you by celebrated Bristol theatre company, Closer Each Day.

Join us on the seemingly normal street of Reachday Close, where every day we pick up the pieces from yesterday’s cliff-hanger and craft a new episode of high stakes drama live in front of your eyes.

Expect laughs, loves and lingering looks in this improvised soap opera; think Twin Peaks meets League of Gentlemen by way of EastEnders. Who needs TV? This is drama. This is comedy. This is Soap.

When? Where?
2nd – 28th August @ C (+1), Venue 34, at 12.30pm every afternoon (50 mins)

“So consistently gripping it‘s incredible to think it‘s created off the cuff!”
Visit Bristol

“Funny, inventive, fast-paced and sparkling. Loved it!”
David Lloyd, BBC screenwriter (Doctors, EastEnders)

“I left with aching cheeks from uncontrollable laughter!”

“Quick-witted, very watchable ensemble, razor-sharp in timing and delivery.”
★★★★ Stage Talk



Kristmas With The Kringles

Join America’s favourite TV family as they film their annual Christmas Special of improvised games and songs…but this year is not going to go quite as planned, with hilarious results!

Don’t miss this late night festive fun – dig out your Christmas jumper, get your office party or your friends or relatives along and come and have such a laugh it will knock the stuffing out of you.

The Wardrobe Theatre / 7th – 23rd December 2017 / 9.45pm / £7

Buy tickets online from The Wardrobe Theatre

“With brilliant acting and a festive atmosphere, this show is a great – and budget-friendly – choice for a night of authentic, improvised comedy.”
★★★★ The Reviews Hub

Season 13 of Closer Each Day: The Improvised Soap Opera

Unplanned, unscripted & unconventional – Continuing the world’s longest improvised narrative every other Monday at The Wardrobe Theatre with Closer Each Day: The Improvised Soap Opera

Season 13 Show Dates:

Monday 9th January 2017
Monday 23rd January 2017
Monday 6th February 2017
Monday 20th February 2017
Monday 6th March 2017
Monday 20th March 2017
Monday 3rd April 2017
Monday 17th April 2017 (Easter Special)
Monday 1st May 2017 @ Venue TBC
Monday 15th May 2017 @ Bristol Improv Theatre, Clifton
Monday 29th May 2017
Monday 12th June 2017
Monday 26th June 2017 (Season Finale)

Tickets are £5
Tickets can be purchased in advance for all shows here

“Crackling wit… Its unscripted nature gives it a raw, exciting edge missing from rehearsed theatre.”


The Wardrobe Theatre
The Old Market Assembly, 25 West Street, Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0DF

Bristol Improv Marathon 2017

26 hours non-stop | over 20 performers | 1 truly epic live improvised play!

24th – 25th March 2017 | at Bristol Improv Theatre

8pm on Friday until 10pm on Saturday | £5

For the third year running Closer Each Day Company, Bristol Improv Theatre, The Wardrobe Theatre and Degrees of Error are joining forces to create Bristol Improv Marathon! For a staggering 26 hours a team of intrepid performers will create an entirely improvised, entirely unscripted play using nothing but their skill, imagination and a hefty dose of caffeine. The show brings together performers from all across the city and invited guests from further afield.

For 2017, Bristol Improv Marathon is back and this time YOU decide the theme!

Previous shows have been themed around an archaeological dig (2015’s Time Busters) and an amusement park (2016’s Ride On Time), but this year we want you suggestions for a theme to base the entire 26 hours around. It could be a real life or fictional place, a period of history, a TV show, film, joke or just a word – all suggestions welcome!

To submit theme ideas, follow the links here before 15th January 2017 and you could win 2 free tickets to see your idea brought to life!