Improvisation, Level 2

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Two participants in an improvisation workshop

Key information:

Course dates:
Wednesday evenings, 28 September–02 November 2022
Course times:
Art form:
9am, Sunday 18 September 2022
Level of study:
Short Courses and Summer Schools
Mode of study:
Evening | In-person
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Autumn | Evening

Course info

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  • Spaces are limited so early booking is encouraged.
  • The deadline for bookings is 9am on Sunday 18 September 2022, or when the course reaches full capacity.

Ages 18+

Course Dates & Times

Wednesday evenings on 28 September, 05, 12, 19, 26 October, and 02 November 2022
7pm-9pm, weekly

About Improvisation, Level 2 

Take comedy and drama improvisation to another level in this six-week in-person evening course. Whether you aspire to be on a comedy panel show, want to develop your acting skills, or simply enjoy a pressure-free creative outlet, this course will help you think on your feet, realise your potential, and work on more sophisticated scenes and exercises. 

After a refresher of the basics, you will progress with confidence to scene-work.

Who is the course for?

For anyone who already has experience with improvisation or for people who have already completed the Improvisation Level 1 course. 

What can I expect?

The sessions will build your confidence in communication, active listening and teamwork. Whether you are looking to improve your comedy or acting skills, or just looking to unleash your creativity, you can be sure to have lots of fun, in a safe and supportive environment.

You will explore:

  • Using your initiative
  • Story arcs and narrative
  • Fleshing out characters

At the end of this course you will have gained an overview of the main principles, uses and benefits of improvisation and how to apply them both in performance and your day-to-day life.

"The course helped improved my focus and ability to act spontaneously, to take bigger chances and to not think or worry too much about what might happen.”

– participant on Improvisation for Beginners, April–May, 2022

Course Fee


Book Now

  • Spaces are limited so early booking is encouraged.
  • The deadline for bookings is 9am on Sunday 18 September 2022, or when the course reaches full capacity.


About the Course Tutor

The course is taught by Tom Machell and Patrick Osborne.

Tom Machell is an actor, improvisor and writer. Having trained at The New York Film Academy and National Youth Theatre, he is currently a series regular on Comedy Central’s sketch show Every Blank Ever. Notable TV and film credits include Emmerdale (ITV), Hullraisers (Channel 4), Sparks (Channel 4), Babs (BBC), Jerk (BBC), Doctors (BBC) and The Keeper.

Tom writes and performs with his comedy group zazU. The group have had five successful Edinburgh Fringe and Soho Theatre runs and are currently developing their work for TV and audio. 

He is an award-winning writer, winning the UK Film Festival Best and Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival 2021 'best short script'. He is part of the cohort of BAFTA crew for 2021/22. 

Patrick Osborne graduated from Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 2010. His theatre work includes Shakespeare in Love (West End), Peter Pan (Open Air, Regents Park), Noises Off (UK tour), The Cherry Orchard (Nottingham Playhouse) and Accolade (Finborough Theatre). TV and Film credits include Their Finest (Number 9 Films) and The Borgias (Showtime).

He has taught at Guildhall School on the Acting Summer School and the Preliminary Acting Course.

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