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Warwick at the Fringe: Warwick Improv presents Anything You Want

Today we meet the team behind Warwick Improv’s Fringe show, Anything You Want.

What’s the concept?

You get to join Warwick Improvised Theatre Society as we create a completely improvised stage play, all spiralling from ONE audience suggestion. Told through a series of connected two-person narratives, this simple and intimate show promises irreverent comedy underpinned by compelling characters and relationships. From the characters to the plot, nothing here has ever been seen before!

How does the production show off Warwick drama to its best?

Improv is to drama what Warwick Improv is to Warwick Drama – more than just warm-up games! The La Ronde format which is used within the show is a unique and fascinating framework which allows for the development of intimate and interesting character arcs. Warwick Improv are the only student improv group to use this style and typify the distinct and memorable nature of Warwick drama.

Tell us about your cast. What makes them special?

The varied experiences, personalities and styles of our cast – who include regular contributors to MTW and WUDS, as well as a rising star in Warwick Fencing and a multi-time attendee of Warwick Salsa – create an unpredictable but consistently entertaining show which is driven by the unique talents of each member of the cast.

Sum up your show in three words.

Yes and (Repeat).

If your show was a Warwick landmark, what would it be?

The big screen on the Piazza. Not as big as it should be and hoping that nobody will throw any bottles.

Where are you performing and when?

4-11 August, 10:35pm-11:35pm, theSpace on the Mile (Sapce 3), 80 High Street, EH1 1TH, (Venue 39).

Top tip for making the most of/surviving the Fringe?

Good deals at TGI Fridays, take advantage.

Anything else we should know?

La Ronde (the original German name is Reigen) is a controversial play with provocative sexual themes written by Arthur Schnitzler in 1897. The play scrutinizes the sexual morals and class ideology of its day through a series of encounters between pairs of characters (shown before or after a sexual encounter). By choosing characters across all levels of society, the play offers social commentary on how sexual contact transgresses boundaries of class. Printed privately in 1900, the play was not publicly performed until 1920, when it provoked strong reactions. The play’s two titles refer to a round dance, as portrayed in the English nursery rhyme Ring a Ring o’ Roses.

Vaguely related to the show and also a good titbit of knowledge to seem smart!

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