Fringe Review: Improv, She Wrote @ theSpaceTriplex
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Straight out of Dublin, enter Improv, She Wrote. Made up of a cast of 10 men and women aged between 18-25, Trinity College Dublin's best and only improv group have added something completely unique to this years Edinburgh Fringe Festival with quirky characters, witty comedic patter and just sheer randomness. I'm normally very hit or miss with improvised comedy; it either succeeds and triumphs or falls flat. Improv, She Wrote was definitely a success, making the audience scream with laughter. What I loved about this particular improv show is how out of the blue every line was that they performed. I was on the edge of my seat, highly anticipating their next move or act.
Image courtesy of Imogen RedpathThe performance was centred around audience interaction, the cast playing a series of games and performing skits that required suggestions from the audience. These included a series of locations or types of relationships. Based on these suggestions, the group were able to form mini-dramas just like that on the spot, something which takes a lot of skill and talent, which each cast member had bucketloads of. For such a young group of people, their expertise was endless. Starting out in 2008, Improv, She Wrote was formed in Trinity College Dublin, originally just running as a series of workshops and performing to small crowds. The group gained popularity and grew in size, eventually becoming more prominent and developing a professional edge. They participated in the PBH Fringe in 2017 and 2018, consistently achieving a full house. Going from strength to strength this year, the group is excited to showcase their unique form of comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Anyone who is struggling for something to see at this year's festival, I highly recommend Improv, She Wrote: it is truly informal but allows you to get involved and have your say on how you want the show to pan out. Improv, She Wrote is a rib-tickler; a group of talented individuals showcasing a unique talent and ability. It is not one to be missed. The show will run from August 2-10 at theSpaceTriplex (Venue 38) and more information can be found here. Lead image courtesy of Imogen Redpath