Saturday 1st April – 4.30pm
Brew Ha Ha: Village People
In Village People the audience are invited to take a journey around the ‘village’. At different village locations eccentric characters appear courtesy of short–form improvised scenarios. Interspersed throughout are episodes of an ever more bizarre village soap opera.
"There is never a dull moment in the village with one scene quickly morphing into the next. Quirky, dynamic and mischievous, Brewhaha! are a comedy force to be reckoned with. Each woman enhances the performance of the other. It is a joy to witness their co-creation. Go and see them!" - Good on Paper, May 2016
"Refreshingly informal show. Performed with quick-witted humour and impeccable comic timing. This show is genius – simple yet effective, and delightfully playful" - Young Reviewers
Brewhaha are three middle-aged women based in Stroud in Gloucestershire. Having met at a local improv workshop three years ago we formed as a troupe in autumn 2015 and have been performing at small local venues, events and open mic nights ever since. Our name derives from our desire to conjure up comedy for the audience. We first performed our full length show, Village People, in May 2016 and then at the Stroud Theatre Festival in Sep 2016. As we live in deepest Gloucestershire we’ve seen a lot of very strange goings on in country villages and wanted to share some of our observations in Village People.
Cast: Kate Lewis, Helen Wood, Jo Woolley.
What are your top three tips to be a good improviser?:
Provide specific details, such as names and descriptions. This can really help move the scene on and bring it alive for the audience.
Take your character on a journey of change, where they’re altered by revelations and moved by emotional moments.
For heightened hilarity you need to commit and keep taking the choices you make on stage to the next level.