Steamed: A Dickensian Improvised Christmas Tale at Salisbury Playhouse

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!

Season 19 of Closer Each Day: The Improvised Soap Opera

It us January. It is cold. It is grey. The year is futuristic and alarming. But do not fear, it also brings us the start of a brand new season of the world’s longest improvised narrative!

Each episode is watchable and hilarious on its own merits , though you may have seen, or want to see, them all!

Has the pub exploded???

What will happen next???

We don’t know either. come and find out with us!

Every other Monday at 7.30pm at the Wardrobe Theatre from 13th January 2020.

Season 18 of Closer Each Day: The Improvised Soap Opera!

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!

Get your tickets here.

A Steamy Festive Tour!

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!

The Steampunk Mistress and The Time Machine

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.

The Great American Storybook

Co-directors of Closer Each Day Company, John Lomas and Lindsey Garwood, take to the stage as a duo at the Bristol Improv Theatre on Friday 24th May at 8pm.

Together they weave a story, funny and touching and full of love – making America great again in a way Trump could only dream of.

Do not miss these two in a show that is misleading in its simplicity, improvised theatre at its very best. Get your tickets here.