Season 16 begins 3rd September 2018!

We are so happy to be back at our home The Wardrobe Theatre for our fortnightly show, Closer Each Day: The Improvised Soap Opera.

Wow, Gina is having an affair, Eliza is probably pregnant with Reg’s baby, Pablo is on death row in Dubai…we have a lot of juicy stories to get back to!

Don’t worry if you have never been before, we shall soon catch you up and every episode is a satisfying show in its own right. Monday nights are hilarious good fun again, come on down!

 

The Birmingham Improv Festival 2018!

We shall be performing Pilot Season: The Improvised Next Big Thing at the Birmingham Improv Festival, on 29th October 2018. We cannot wait!

In a world of boxsets, catch-ups and digital content, the creators of Bristol’s cult comedy, ‘Closer Each Day: The Improvised Soap Opera’, present a new show that you can’t stream or download and that will never be repeated. You, the audience, are the TV executives about to watch the first screening of a pilot episode of a new series (the direction of which will be decided by you in the opening moments). In this show there is no Pause, Rewind or Record: there is only Play. There could be love, lust, fear, despair, mild annoyance – anything can happen! Bristol’s hottest theatre talent melts minds and captures hearts with their brilliant, truthful and dynamic improvisation; join them as they bring their signature mix of high stakes drama and hilarious comedy to this one-off show that you need to watch!

Tickets will be available soon, watch this space.

Pilot Season: The Improvised Next Big Thing

At the Bristol Improv Theatre on Friday 17th August at 8pm, come and catch a brand new show with our signature mix of high stakes drama and hilarious comedy. You, the audience, are the TV executives about to watch the first screening of a new series (the direction of which will be decided by you in the opening moments). In this show there is no Pause, Rewind or Record; there is only Play. Pilot Season is the second half of a Closer Each Day Company double bill at the Bristol Improv Theatre, preceded by The Great American Storybook. Do not miss this summer treat!

Buy tickets here.

The Great American Storybook

At the Bristol Improv Theatre on Friday 17th August, 8pm, John Lomas and Lindsey Garwood will spin a good ol’ yarn, a chapter from The Great American Storybook – with nothing more than to start them off than a couple of items they purloin from the audience. Their tale would warm even the stoniest of hearts, and make laugh even the sternest of dispositions. The Great American Storybook will be the first half in a Closer Each Day Company double bill at the Bristol Improv Theatre, followed by Pilot Season: The Improvised Next Big Thing.  What a night!

Buy tickets here.

Q&A with Closer Each Day Company

After the Season Finale on 2nd July 2018, at 9.15pm, Backline will be holding a Q&A session with us. Backline is a fantastic local organisation which supports improvisers, offers one to one coaching, holds events with dynamic speakers and instructors to illuminate and educate, and gives people the chance to ask diverse performers, improvisers and theatre makers what makes them tick. Please do join us at The Wardrobe Theatre at 9.15pm on 2nd July, ask us anything and we shall answer!

If you are seeing the show beforehand, there is no extra charge, you can also come just for the Q&A without a ticket – but there will be the chance to make a donation of your choice, to keep the wonderful Backline going. Thank you!

 

Live improvised RADIO version of Closer Each Day!!!

After the normal episodes on Mondays 4th and 18th June, if you see the shows you can stick around and watch (and listen!) for free – but you are also welcome to come at 9.15pm just for the radio show. Drop us a line if you would like to do that.

Alec Reid, a director of radio soap The Archers and a fan of our show, wanted to see if we could do what we do but for radio. We have been having a go in rehearsals and we are LOVING it! Of course we cannot rely on visual gags, but there are a lot of things you can do on radio that you cannot do on stage and we are having great fun exploring the audio world of our soap.

Do come and join us, we would love your support (and your laughter!) as we record the radio show live at The Wardrobe Theatre.