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May 2015

Withering Looks

Fri 29 May 2015, 7:30 pm

Take an “authentic” look at the lives and works of the Brontë sisters – well, two of them actually, Anne’s just popped out for a cup of sugar. Peopled with…

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June 2015

Rob Auton: The Water Show

Fri 12 June 2015, 7:30 pm

The Water Show is a comedy/theatre/talking show about water by York-born writer and performer Rob Auton. Having explored the colour yellow in 2012’s ‘The Yellow Show’, the sky in 2013’s…

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Mark Thomas: 100 Acts of Minor Dissent

Fri 19 June 2015, 7:30 pm

Mark Thomas is well versed in the art of creative mayhem and over the years his troublemaking has changed laws, cost companies millions and annoyed those who most deserved to…

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Monkey Toast: The Improvised Chat Show!

Fri 26 June 2015, 8:00 pm

Monkey Toast is a celebrity talk show with a twist – the content of the interviews is turned into hilarious sketches on-the-fly by a collection of the UK’s finest comic…

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July 2015

Crooked Pieces present ‘And Then She Said A Funny Thing’

Fri 17 July 2015, 7:30 pm

Crooked Pieces, Rachel Stroud and Louise Rickwood present And Then She Said a Funny Thing… Crooked Pieces are back with more bite-sized comedy sketches, spoken word and more from some…

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The One-Man Harold

Sat 18 July 2015, 8:00 pm

One man. One suggestion. One completely improvised show. Two-Time Canadian Comedy Award winner David Shore performs The One-Man Harold. The Harold is the most commonly known type of long-form improvisation.…

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Aussie Cabaret Double Bill: ‘Nailed It!’ & ‘A Bit of an Overshare’

Fri 31 July 2015, 7:30 pm

Join Claire Healy and Mackenzie-Spencer & Strano for a hilarious and heartfelt double bill of the finest Cabaret Australia has to offer. Claire Healy in “A Bit of an Overshare”…

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October 2015

Monkey Toast and Friends

Mon 12 October 2015, 7:30 pm

This event has been cancelled. But Monkey Toast will be back on with their improvised chat show on 30 October More Info The Improv Show are proud to be hosting…

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Perception Festival: Voice – INTERROBANG: ARTCOP21

Fri 23 October 2015, 8:00 pm
Interrobang is night of comedy and thought that aims to make you question, and make you exclaim. This month, our theme is ARTCOP21- the global arts festival that coincides with… Find out more »

Howl At The Moon

Fri 30 October 2015, 7:30 pm

It’s July 1969. David Bowie has just released ‘Space Oddity’. The Apollo 11 Rocket is going to the moon. On board are Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. Two…

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Monkey Toast: The Improvised Chat Show!

Fri 30 October 2015, 9:00 pm

We hope that you’ll join us for the Time Out Critics’ Choice, Monkey Toast, The Improvised Chat Show at Omnibus! This month we’re thrilled to have welcome special guests, the…

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Séance Fiction: The Improvised Haunting

Sat 31 October 2015, 8:00 pm

This Halloween, we invite you to join five of London’s leading improvisers on a ride into the unknown on the comedy ghost-train, as we explore the life and recent death…

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November 2015

And Then She Said a Funny Thing

Sat 21 November 2015, 7:30 pm

Crooked Pieces, Rachel Stroud and Louise Rickwood present And Then She Said a Funny Thing… Crooked Pieces are back with more bite-sized comedy sketches, stories, songs and more from some…

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January 2016

Monkey Toast and Friends

Mon 11 January 2016, 7:30 pm

This month we have improv sets by the Monkey Toast House teams, The Dreamboats and Wheat Kings followed by a set from the Monkey Toast Players. Plus we’re thrilled to welcome special guests, Breaking & Entering!

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British Comic Opera

Sat 16 January 2016, 7:30 pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances, tomorrow evening’s performance by the British Comic Opera has had to be postponed. Unfortunately three out of five members of the company have come down with laryngitis and…

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February 2016

Monkey Toast and Friends

Mon 15 February 2016, 7:30 pm

Riffing on a single word from the audience, Andrew Hunter Murray (QI’s No Such Thing As A Fish, Only Connect and Page 94: The Private Eye Podcast) and Charlotte Gittins (Grand Theft Impro, Monkey Toast and The Bishop) fearlessly entangle themselves in an hour of wildly inventive character improv.

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Séance Fiction: The Improvised Haunting

Fri 26 February 2016, 8:00 pm

We invite you to join five of London’s leading improvisers on a ride into the unknown on the comedy ghost-train, as we explore the life and recent death of a…

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March 2016

British Comic Opera

Sat 5 March 2016, 7:30 pm

British Comic Opera are a collective of singers, directors and music makers looking to have more fun. With an exciting and hilarious repertoire, BCO bring opera to you with the…

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Monkey Toast and Friends

Mon 14 March 2016, 7:30 pm

Monkey Toast are proud to be hosting a monthly night of improvised comedy at Omnibus. This month we’ll have sets from the Monkey Toast Harold Team, The Diodes and House…

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Zonk FM

Wed 30 March 2016, 7:30 pm

Debbie and Dave DJ to an empty back room in a local pub. But Debbie also runs a radio station in her bedroom. “Thank you for tuning into this frequency. My name is Debbie, your Zonk FM host, bringing you Planet Earth’s first radio show for aliens…” All life is out there in this poignant new comedy written by Angus Brown.

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April 2016

Monkey Toast April Fools Improv Night

Fri 1 April 2016, 7:30 pm

April Fools Improv Night to The Omnibus in Clapham!
To kick off the night we have the Monkey Toast House Team, Mighty Demon followed by a set from The Monkey Toast Players. After the intermission, we’ll be joined by our special guest, Superbob director, Jon Drever, for Monkey Toast: The Improvised Chat Show!

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Monkey Toast and Friends

Mon 11 April 2016, 7:30 pm

This month along with our regular sets from the Monkey Toast Players and Harold teams, we’re pleased to welcome special guests, Grand Theft Impro! Phil Whelans is joined by special guests Marcus Brigstocke and Suki Webster!

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May 2016

Monkey Toast & Friends

Mon 16 May 2016, 7:30 pm

Monkey Toast are proud to be hosting a monthly night of improvised comedy at Omnibus.
This month we have one of our Harold Teams followed by The Monkey Toast Players.

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June 2016

Monkey Toast & Friends

Mon 13 June 2016, 7:30 pm

Monkey Toast are proud to be hosting a monthly night of improvised comedy at Omnibus. This month we have one of our Harold Teams followed by The Monkey Toast Players, and we’re thrilled to welcome special guests, Abandoman!

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July 2016

Impromptunes

Thu 7 July 2016, 7:30 pm

Australia’s premier improv troupe brings its riotous musical comedy to London. Based on a single suggestion, this talented ensemble improvise an entire musical, completely on the spot. It’s unrehearsed. It’s unpredictable. It’s a whole lot of fun. It’s Impromptunes.

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Character Tålks & Squirrel

Fri 8 July 2016, 7:30 pm

Previewing their shows for the Edinburgh Fringe, two of Norway’s finest comedic talents are here to bring their unique sense of humour to the heart of Clapham. Character Tålks A…

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Egg

Sun 31 July 2016, 7:30 pm

The girly one from Fringe sketch veterans WitTank (‘Masterful’ Sunday Times) presents his debut stand up show about how weird we all are.

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October 2016

Monkey Toast Comedy Showcase

Sat 1 October 2016, 7:30 pm

Monkey Toast is back with a special night of Improvised comedy!

In the first half we have, Improvised Chat Show, with special guest, the star of BBC’s Sunny D, comedian Dane Baptiste!

Featuring the Monkey Toast Players; Phil Whelans, Briony Redman, Charlotte Gittins, Susan Harrison, Richard Soames and Lauren Shearing. Hosted by David Shore.

Then in the second half, we’re thrilled to have two-improv from Paul Foxcroft & David Reed! Paul is a Monkey Toast Player and one half of Cariad & Paul: A Two Player Adventure. Actor, writer and comedian, David Reed is best known as one-third of The Penny Dreadfuls.

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Monkey Toast & Friends

Fri 28 October 2016, 7:30 pm

Monkey Toast: The Improvised Chat Show is back, with Matthew Crosby from the award winning sketch group, Pappy’s!

Matthew will be interviewing our special guests, from the Allusionist podcast and Answer Me This!, Helen Zaltzman, plus the start of SuperBob, comedian Brett Goldstein!

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Séance Fiction

Sat 29 October 2016, 9:00 pm

Step onto the comedy ghost-train this Halloween and take a ride in the unknown. A voice is calling from beyond the grave! Who is it? We don’t know. What does it want? We don’t know.

Like Derek Acorah or Psychic Sally, we’re making it up as we go along in… Séance Fiction.

Starring Suki Webster, Michael Orton-Toliver, David Reed, Alison Thea-Skot and Phil Whelans.

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December 2016

Monkey Toast Chrismukkah Spooktacular End of Year Show and Intergalactic BBQ Convention and Party!

Fri 9 December 2016, 7:30 pm

It’s the third annual Monkey Toast Chrismukkah Spooktacular End of Year Show and Intergalactic BBQ Convention and Party! We hope you’ll join us on this special night as we celebrate the holidays and say goodbye to Monkey Toast founder, David Shore, who is moving back to Canada.

Featuring Improv sets by:

Bald: David Shore & Phil Whelans

The Monkey Toast Players: Joseph Morpurgo, Briony Redman, Richard Soames, Phil Whelans, Dylan Emery, Paul Foxcroft, Phil Mann and David Shore.

And our special guests… David Reed (The Penny Dreadfuls) and Celeste Dring (Lazy Susan).

Music by Tom Hodge

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January 2017

Séance Fiction

Fri 27 January, 9:00 pm

Step onto the comedy ghost-train this Halloween and take a ride in the unknown. A voice is calling from beyond the grave! Who is it? We don’t know. What does it want? We don’t know.

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February 2017

Stamp

Thu 9 - Fri 10 Feb, 9.30pm

Join us for a bit of irreverent cabaret theatre that flies in the face of gender rules, brushes aside political correctness and embraces chaos, humour and heckling. Hosted by the love-child of Sandi…

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The Conscious Uncoupling

Sat 11 February, 7:30 pm

In an increasingly serial monogamous society, we all face the possibility of more serious breakups in a lifetime than ever before.

In a brand new solo theatre and storytelling show, Radio 4 and festival regular Rosie Wilby interweaves a rich, romantic narrative about two people connecting over a shared love of Richard Hawley music and the London skyline with their eventual breakup emails and the visits of three ghosts from our romantic future, past and present.

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Séance Fiction

Sat 25 February, 7:30 pm

Step onto the comedy ghost-train and take a ride in the unknown. A voice is calling from beyond the grave! Who is it? We don’t know. What does it want? We don’t know.

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March 2017

Séance Fiction

Fri 31 March, 7:30 pm

Step onto the comedy ghost-train and take a ride in the unknown. A voice is calling from beyond the grave! Who is it? We don’t know. What does it want? We don’t know.

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April 2017

Séance Fiction

Sat 29 April, 9:00 pm

Step onto the comedy ghost-train and take a ride in the unknown. A voice is calling from beyond the grave! Who is it? We don’t know. What does it want? We don’t know.

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