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Gorilla Theatre™

BY Impro Melbourne | 11-Jul-2017
Five improvisers, five themes and one Gorilla – an extraordinary night of improvisation, unlike any other in Melbourne. The improvisers take to the stage with themes they want to explore. Succeed, and the audience rewards them with a Banana. Fail in their role, the audience punishes them with a Forfeit. Ultimately the improvisers must create theatre that wins the audience over, or suffer the consequences. @impromelbourne
“Who knows what wild adventures the next show will deliver” - The Plus Ones (2016)

Five improvisers, five themes and one Gorilla – an extraordinary night of improvisation.

The struggle for directors to attain their vision is at the heart of Gorilla Theatre™ and makes it unlike any other improvisation show in Melbourne.

Five improvisers take to the stage with themes they want to explore. Succeed, and the audience rewards them with a Banana. Fail in their role as director, the audience punishes them with a Forfeit. Players might have to 'call their Mother and apologise for being a bad director' or ‘do a Shakespeare monologue on your failure’.

Ultimately the improvisers must create theatre that wins the audience over, or suffer the consequences.

Devised by Keith Johnstone, creator of Theatresports™, and directed by Patti Stiles, Gorilla Theatre™ encourages the performers to invent scenes that thrill, amuse and provoke, and yes …. there is a Gorilla as part of the action.

Let us warm your winter Sundays with improvisation that is electrifying, impulsive and unforgettable.

“Real time, improvised theatre. Be part of the story” – Weekend Notes (2016)