Improv Comedy Comes to Kidsfest in THE EARLY EARLY LATE SHOW
Arty or farty? Find your favourite when The Court Jesters' bring The Early Early Late Show to Kidsfest these school holidays.
The popular family-friendly improvised comedy show has been described by reviewers as "all the fun of Scared Scriptless without the rude bits".
In The Early Early Late Show, four improvisers and a musician undertake a series of challenges put to them by "The Boss". The performers must create songs, scenes and games on-the-spot with only audience suggestions to help them.
Past seasons have rapidly sold-out, prompting a move to the exciting new venue of the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu. "We're looking forward to seeing how the art gallery will inspire the flavour and content," says director Dan Bain. "I'm particularly excited about Wednesday nights when the gallery is open late - people can come along, see the show and go through the exhibitions afterwards."
Bain believes that improvisation is the key to the show's wide appeal. "Improv as an art form appeals to young people because it's chaotic and naughty, even when it's clean. The best thing about this show is that it caters to an audience that's difficult to please - it's hard to take an eight-year-old and thirteen-year-old to the same show, but you can with The Early Early Late Show."
The Early Early Late Show has a limited run of ten shows between July 10-22 and is recommended for ages 8+. Bookings can be made through The Court Theatre's website; limited door sales may be available at the Art Gallery on the night.
Director: Dan Bain
Cast: Andrew Todd
Musician: Nicky Marshall
6:30pm 10, 11, 12, 13 July
6:30pm 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 July
Bookings: phone 03 963 0870 or visit www.courttheatre.org.nz