The Cambridge Impronauts

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 used to take over the ADC Theatre Bar to perform Quickfire! in a cosy setting, but have now replaced it with Clickfire!.
Later this term we’ll be returning to the stage (sans-audience) with a livestreamed, mix-media show: BREAKING: An improvised news broadcast.

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!

What’s On

Clickfire! – Nauts Go To The Movies

Wed 5 May | 8pm BST (UTC+1) | £ FREE | Live Online

Nauts Go To The Movies poster. Various astronaut characters depicted doing things from movies, such as stunts and directing.

Grab your popcorn, and put on your 3D specs! The Impronauts are taking you to the movies. Join us for an hour of live, cinema-inspired comedy: streamed for free in all regions of the globe.

Head over to Clickfire: Nauts Go To The Movies (adctheatre.com) to book a FREE ticket now!

Hacked Mirror

Fri 19 – Sun 21 March | £ FREE | Online

Hacked Mirror Trailer: Flapjacks

Evil corporations trying to steal our data? Algorithms nudging every single one of our decisions? Governments spying on our every move? The cult of improv comedy takes over the entire world?

The Impronauts present their first-ever totally online long-form show in their humorous take on dystopian tech dramas – Hacked Mirror.Take a look into a dystopian future only moments away from becoming reality. And it’s all invented by you – the audience – with the help of our talented improvisers, as we take modern life and technology to its hilarious extremes.

If you missed the live show, you can still settle down and play it back at your convenience. All 3 shows are here: Hacked Mirror – YouTube

Get Involved: Open Workshops

People often underperform in auditions. That’s why we don’t hold them.

Impronauts Open Workshop

After a year of Workshops being on hold due to the Covid-19 Lockdown, we are now starting to run them in person and outdoors (weather permitting)
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, talented 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!

Join the Facebook group ‘Impronauts Workshops‘, or sign up to our Impronauts Workshops Mailing List