Europe’s biggest English language improv festival returns for another year of never-before-seen and never-to-be-repeated, laugh out loud comedy events. On offer are 22 shows of completely unscripted comedy featuring over 100 performers from the US, Canada, Spain, France, England, Ireland, Belgium, Poland, Germany, Turkey, Italy, Finland, Switzerland, Netherlands, and Greece. Running from November 4th to 7th, 4 nights will barely be enough to contain this monumental gathering of performers who don’t need to hide behind scripts, costumes, or sets.
Performing teams include Canadian Comedy Award nominees The Lusty Mannequins, 4TRACK, voted Best New Improv Show of 2007 and 2008 by Time Out New York, France based Théâtre de l’Oignon, and the UK’s Ten Thousand Million Love Stories who run the Nursery Improv School in London and hosted an improv stage at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
If you are interested in learning how it’s done, there are 32 workshops available during the day, featuring topics like musical improv, how to create characters, storytelling, improv for English Teachers and Commedia dell’arte. So whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned improviser, you’ll find something right for you.
B.I.G. Directors Noah Levin and Matthew Watson-Jones were inspired to create the event after attending an improv festival in Finland and the event is now in its third year, with increased capacity to accommodate the high demand for tickets. All of B.I.G.’s 2014-2015 season shows sold out, so early booking is advisable. This is an event you won’t want to miss.
When: November 4th to 7th, 2015
Where: Centre Artesà Tradicionàrius, Travessia de Sant Antoni 6, 08012 Barcelona
For more information visit www.barcelonaimprovfestival.
To buy tickets, visit http://experiences.timeout.