IMPROVe Workshops presented by Skin Deep Theatre

Tron Theatre Education Suite 6-9pm

13th October

20th October

27th October

3rd November

Inspired by our favourite second city improvisers, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and using methods workshopped by director Alice Langley, Skin Deep Theatre are proud to present the IMPROVe workshop series.

IMPROVe is four sessions of weekly improvisation workshops, honing skills in existing text, movement and physical theatre improvisation, and exploring improvisation as a route to devising theatre. Gain confidence with improvisation and maybe even start to develop your own work with the other members of the group. As a company, we regularly use improvisation to create work or explore existing text, and we are running these workshops to share our ideas and methods of working.

Alice Langley trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and has since directed in London and Glasgow, as well as assistant directing at the Tron Theatre and completing a successful and critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe. She regularly uses improvisation in her rehearsal process, from Hamlet to Playhouse Creatures, to add depth and richness to the characters and answer the questions that can’t be answered through table work.

We want to offer an experience that is both useful and affordable, so the workshop series will cost £95 for all four workshops – that’s only £8 per hour.

We are asking people who are interested to fill out a quick application form – it’ll take no more than 10 minutes. We aren’t trying to catch you out, but we do want to find out what experience people who are applying have so we can tailor the workshops to the level of everyone doing them.

To apply, click on the link below and answer the following questions. If you have any queries about the workshops or application, please don’t hesitate to get in touch! We look forward to hearing from you.


Wednesday 4 October, 5pm (Extended deadline)



1.       What experience with improvisations do you have? (100 words)

2.       What would you like to gain from the workshops? (150 words)

3.       Would you say you are:

a.       Very confident with improvisation

b.       Semi-confident with improvisation and find prompts and scenarios helpful

c.       Not at all confident and the word improvisation makes you want to run in fear from the rehearsal room