Category Archives: Comedy Improv

No Drama presents: Neil+1 & Bill and Bob

We are thrilled to invite you to this very special Improv Night.
Back to Back improv, where not one, not two, but three (+1) very talented people will take the stage of Smock Alley’s Boys School.

Founding member, Neil Curran will be blowing us away with his show Neil +1 and on top of that, we welcome the extremely handsome and talented Bill and Bob, aka Shane Robinson and Tamryn Reinecke.

All these festivities are only a few sleeps away! So get your tickets (here) while they’re still hot hot hot!!
29th March | 19:30 | Smock Alley Theatre | The Boys’ School

Neil +1 is a unique improvised theatre show starring Neil Curran and a random audience member. Completely unplanned and improvised, an audience member is invited up on stage and becomes a leading performer in the show! There are no tricks, plants or gimmicks; everything is made up on the spot. What unfolds is an alternative view of the life of the audience member, unfolding through improvised narrative.

Bill and Bob are the improvising duo of Shane Robinson and Tamryn Reinecke. They perform a specific style of improv creating real characters from the quirks of human nature. Exploring these relationships on stage can result in boundless hilarity and other times a melancholy undertone either way it’s always in pursuit of the truth of the moment.

Catching up

Apologies for the lack of updates here folks, we’ve been incredibly busy trying to pick plays and hunting for directors and generally being so up to our eyeballs we’ve not been able to keep up.

We’ve got a couple of big announcements which have been posted elsewhere but we include here for completeness!

Next Production – Ecstasy by Irving Walsh (Adapted by Keith Wyatt)
After a very difficult review process the next production has been announced and audition notices sent out.

Ecstasy is an adaptation of a short story from the novel Ecstasy called the undefeated:
“The longest story, The Undefeated, presents slice-of-life episodes from the lives of two recreational drug users. Lloyd, an aging clubber, begins to question his life and considers the possibility of falling in love. Housewife Heather leaves her Dire Straits-loving suburban husband and starts a new life amongst the rave scene, where she meets Lloyd”
(Intandem attached to Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy).

The Director has also been chosen for Ecstasy, Dave McGowan who will be documenting his experiences on this blog. If you’re interesting in performing you can post a comment below and we’ll contact you with details.

expect a follow up post on how else you can get involved.
John Cremer Guest appearance at Laughalot!

LAUGHALOT IMPROV is honoured to be joined by improvisation legend JOHN CREMER (all the way from the UK) for one night only this Thursday March 10th.

Founder of Brighton’s multi-award winning comedy improv. group ‘The Maydays’ and Fellow of ‘The Professional Speakers Association’, John Cremer is not only renowned for performing and teaching comedy improvisation, he’s even published books on it!

No Drama went to TedFest

LAUGHALOT IMPROV. (No Drama Theatre’s Comedy Improv. Team) were invited to perform at this year’s Tedfest, the annual Father Ted festival held on the Aran Islands. This is the first year that the festival will feature improv. and in keeping with the spirit of the festival the group were be billed as “The Unscriptured”.

Neil Curran,Maria Dillon,Ruari DeBurca and Declan Ryan did NoDrama Proud as did Alan Rogers who while not technically performing became a minor celebrity as Fr. Darth Vader while on the island.

Mailing List

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If you’re having trouble signing up drop us an email at contact@nodramatheatre.com

Laughalot Improv Comedy

When: Thursday, 01 July 2010, 21:00 – 23:00
Where: The Duke Pub, Duke Street
What: No Drama presents: Laughalot Improv Comedy @ The Duke!
NoDrama presents: Laughalot Comedy Improv

The first of our soon-to-be regular shows with our new format Improv Comedy Shows which run monthly in the Duke pub!

Come watch as our improvisation comedy performers play a series of unrehearsed games based around suggestions from the audience!

Show starts 9pm sharp, doors open 8:45pm.

Seats can be reserved in advance by phoning 085 2108866

*Disclaimer*

No Drama cannot be held responsible for split sides or sore faces from laughing, although we will be responsible for both!

Our Next Improv Event : ‘Improvlova’

Following hot on the heels of the sucess of Wanted: One Body (completely sold out!), No Drama Theatre are hosting our third Comedy Improv night, christened ‘Improvlova‘, upstairs in McGrattans on Friday March 5th 2010.

A company of our most brave/foolhardy No Drama members will entertain you with their quick wits and no doubt their keen sense of Innuendo.

Contact Rose on public.relations@nodramatheatre.com for more information or ticket enquiries.

Tickets are €10, prebooking is advisable

Doors @ 7.30pm, show at 8pm.

In the meantime why not pop over to our facebook event page and confirm your attendance!

“Whose thong is it anyway!” -NoDrama Improv

Following the success of last years “whose post is it anyway” we’re going to be holding another improv night on the 20th Of November in Lonegans Plough on Abbey st.

Our carefully selected team of comedy geniuses will have you in stitches. Expect organised chaos , a format something similar to the hugely popular “Whose line is it anyway” tv show.

Entry to the event is 10 euro and the event is open to anyone to come along.