A mini-review for This is Soap, performed by the same cast as Shakespeare for Breakfast. An improvised soap opera with a story that has been progressing over the course of the Fringe, by its nature this show’s content varies every show.
Coming into my work inbox this afternoon arrived an announcement from School of Comedy, the comedy improv clubs for children that spawned the E4 sketch show and numerous Edinburgh Fringe show. I interviewed some of the gang for The Stage Podcast in August last year as they rehearsed for a short spell in Edinburgh, and then took cast and crew photos for a preview screening of the second E4 series the following month.
With Comic Relief Red Nose Day coming up, the latest batch of funny kids will be performing a charity improv show on Saturday. From SoC organisers Laura Lawson and Tara Carr:
Huge apologies for the late LATE notice, but we are going to do a sponsored non-stop improv session for an hour and a half for comic relief, hosted by the original School of Comedy troupe including Jack Harries, Beth Rylance and The Narnia Blockbuster star, Will Poulter. So, that’s all 80 children from our London clubs, and the cast of the E4 show, on stage together, to raise money for comic relief – and what better way to support comic relief than with the future of British comedy … our amazing kids! BUT IT HAS TO BE THIS SATURDAY!!!
The event will be at the Tabernacle Theatre in Notting Hill (more location information on Google Maps), on Saturday, March 12 at 2pm prompt. The show is expected to last an hour and a half, and will cost £10 on the door.
If you can’t make it, but want to donate to Comic Relief, there is a School of Comedy Comic Relief donation page enabling you to do so online (UK residents, don’t forget to select the Gift Aid option so that your donation goes even further).