Who are we?
The Impronauts are the biggest and oldest Improvised Comedy troupe in Cambridge, and our members are a mixture of students from both universities, and locals. We love Improv because we get to create new stories, situations, emotions, and reactions every time we step on stage. Similarly, audiences love it because they get to help create something with their suggestions, and they know they’ve seen a genuinely unique show!
We mostly perform two kinds of show: Fast-paced shows full of games and skits; and long-form, movie-esque improvised stories.
Edinburgh Fringe 2019 saw the return of our “Improv Actually” show – an improvised romantic comedy. We regularly take over the ADC Theatre Bar to perform Quickfire! in a cosy setting. The Impronauts are also proud to have created a smash-hit project: Comic Sans Men. It is a series of shows run completely by women and non-binary performers and is being repeated this term as “Comic Sans Men Again“.
We occasionally perform immersive theatre experiences, as well as office parties, wandering character work etc. Send us a message!
The Impronauts want to keep entertaining you. So, we worked with the ADC Theatre Online to bring our improvised fun to you over the internet.
Impronauts: Clickfire! is our Quickfire! short-form show re-imagined for the internet. It’s an hour of made up of improvised comedy scenes and skits. Nothing is scripted in advance. Everything you see is made up on the day based on audience suggestions!
We performed our shows live but you can still watch them on the ADC Theatre YouTube Channel.
RAG Fundraiser: Weird Ass Podcast
Cambridge RAG asked us to create a show to raise funds for The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust (If you can afford to donate, please do! Thank you.)
We made the “Weird Ass Podcast” : a comedy, mystery-investigation, improvised podcast-style show.
We asked Helena Forrow, who created the show, to tell us more.
Get Involved: Open Workshops
People often underperform in auditions. That’s why we don’t hold them.
Sadly our Workshops are on hold due to the Covid-19 Lockdown, but we will be starting up again soon entirely online and entirely free.
If you would like to learn how to do Improv, or brush up on your skills, you are welcome to attend our Open Workshops, regardless of experience! It’s free, and it’s fun!
From these workshops, we invite the most diligent, dedicated and passionate people to become Impronauts. Welcome aboard!
No high-pressure, gone-in-a-flash, easily-messed-up audition. Instead, we’ll work with you to hone your skills until you’re ready to join the troupe.
Of course, you can just come and have fun even if you don’t ever want to perform on stage!
We normally* run Open Workshops on Saturdays during term time from 11:00-13:00, in the ADC Theatre bar.
Join the Facebook group ‘Impronauts Workshops‘, or sign up to our Impronauts Workshops Mailing List.
*Sometimes we have to make changes to the schedule, so please do check Facebook and the mailing list. (There might even be some bonus workshops outside term time!)