The Comedy School presents
An Introduction to Long-Form Improvisation
One Day Workshop with Luke Sorba
More Dates Soon -
10am to 5pm
Price: £60 (£50 concession)
(Concession for students, seniors, unemployed,
Equity, Members of The Comedy School)
At the Comedy School in Camden, London.
14-15 Gloucester Gate, London, NW1 4HG.
"Lust Boulevard", "Hamlet Improvised", "True Confessions", "Human Celluloid", "The Secret Diary of Dr Penn" -
These (long form) improvised shows - Soap Opera, Shakespeare play, Character Drama, Movie Spoof and
Literary Parody - were pioneered in the UK between 1988 and 1992 and Luke Sorba was in all of
In "An Introduction to Long-Form Improvisation" Luke will coach you in the skills and techniques
required to sustain a story with sub-plots and integrate a set of leading and supporting characters
in a single extended improvisation.
Employing key games such as the Harold, Revolving Door, Move
On and Fugue you will experience the transition from improvising a sketch to improvising a play with
and without a narrator, in a single day.
Please Note: Open to experienced improvisers only.
[The recommended minimum age for this course is
16. If anyone under 16 would like to attend, we are happy to assess this on
an individual basis; please contact us before booking.]
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LUKE SORBA debuted as a stand-up comedian at London's Comedy Store.
He co-founded the improvised comedy company "Spontaneous Combustion" with Jake Arnott, Phil Whelans, Alison Goldie, Chris Stanton, Patrick Marber and Andrew Bailey and later joined by Stella Duffy and Niall Ashdown.
He was also a central figure in establshing the show "Theatresports" in the UK.
Luke hosted the radio panel game, "You Asked For It" for BBC Radio 4 and authored and performed in the radio sitcoms, "The World as we Know it" and "Losers".
He acted in four seasons of the BBC1 TV entertainment show "Confessions" and divides his time between acting and writing.
Luke has perfomed in Australia, Canada, USA, Italy, France, Germany and Spain but has always lived in South East London.
Luke recently performed in Paul Merton's Impro Chums and Marcus Brigstocke's "Unavailable for Comment". In the coming year he lines up with Ross Noble.
Luke does a fictional weekly blog in the guise of a comedy character - an outspoken Communist playwright - he created called FC Naylor.
• A full refund (less £6 adminstration charge) is available until two weeks before the course date. There are no refunds available after that or once the course has started.
• Your place will be booked on receipt of payment and you will be sent a receipt / confirmation.
The Comedy School
14-15 Gloucester Gate,
London, NW1 4HG.