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Young and the Witless 7, 2013

littlesupriseWellington’s Riskiest Show Gets Rural

Opening night photos

Wednesdays in August/September  at The Fringe in Allen St, except for a special performance at BATS on September 18th.

In its tenth year of bringing spontaneous theatre to Wellington’s stages, WIT is ecstatic to present the seventh annual season of the capital’s longest running improvised theatre experience – The Young and the WITless 7. Featuring eight weeks of improvised theatre with no scripts, no limits, and no holds barred, The Young and the WITless 7 returns to the stage at the Fringe in its new home on Allen St, bringing to life the sagas and stories of the people of fictional Te Awaiti.

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Thrills and Swoon

Thrills and swoon romance

NZ International Comedy Festival 2013

The reviewer’s conclusion on Thrills, “. . .a happy blend of celebration and satire.  Recommended “.

Quivering bodices. Dark brooding eyes. Unbridled passion. Wellington Improvisation Troupe (WIT) brings you Thrills & Swoon: Improvised Romance. Inspired by the romance novels you pretend not to read, stories and scenes will be created on the spot, as fresh as an innocent flower waiting to be plucked. From the creators of improvised soap The Young and the Witless comes more hysterical romance.

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All-Star Gorilla, 2013

NZ International Comedy Festival 2013

It’s the law of the jungle as a crew of seasoned improvisers take turns directing their opponents – creating scenes, stories, sagas or songs before your eyes in a bid to win your approval (and bananas).

You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll send the winner home for a week of quality time with a gorilla.

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Media Release – Thrills & Swoon

Wellington Improvisation Troupe presents THRILLS & SWOON: IMPROVISED ROMANCE.   FROM THE PAGE TO THE STAGE

“His lips caress mine. It’s only a brush, but the warmth overheats every part of me. Leaning back, my elbow bumps into the power button on the dryer and the old appliance starts moving. Spinning. Spinning like my head. Like my heart.”

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All-Star Micetro, 2013

Micetro improvised comedy

Fringe Festival fixture (and former Fringe best comedy winner) Micetro is back for another bite of the cheese.

Watch as a crew of eager improvisers go head to head in a battle of wit, spur-of-the-moment storytelling and glorious failure. The audience will decide who gets eliminated and who will survive to be crowned ‘Micetro’.  Continue reading

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Impro Unwrapped, WIT’s Christmas Cracker 2012

2012_improunwrappedIn association with the Australian Impro Collective, Wellington Improvisation Troupe presents Impro Unwrapped – an international goodwill project that invites audience members to bring along a gift to put under the on-stage Christmas Tree.

We will randomly select and unwrap gifts during the show. The unwrapped gifts will be the inspiration for our Christmas stories and songs all made up on the spot, without a script, without a rehearsal, live before your very eyes! At the end of the night, gifts will be re-wrapped and donated to the fine folk at Wellington City Mission to pass on to those less fortunate, in addition to all proceeds from this performance.

 

 

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Apocalimpro – WIT’s Christmas Cracker, 2012

2012apocolimpro11 – 14 December 2012, Gryphon Theatre

It’s 2012. You know what that means: The End. Who would have guessed it would begin right here in small town New Zealand?

The End of the World… a different way every night!

From an improvised pantomime to misbehaving puppets; from heartwarming fundraising to the end of civilisation itself! This December, WIT presents ‘A Christmas Cracker’ – two weeks of improvised theatre that promises comedy, charitable Christmas cheer, pantomime horses and more surprises than a leaked Ministry document.

From the people that brought you The Last Saloon, The Wishing Tree and The Young and the WITless VI, and featuring performances from both new members and old hats, this is a season not to be missed.

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Puppets vs People, December 2012

Puppets vs peopleThis show is over – though we remember it fondly.  Puppets vs People ran as a late night show on the 6th, 7th and 14th of December, as part of the 2012 Christmas Cracker season.  Overall, the puppets won.

The ultimate showdown, “Puppets Vs People” is an improvised comedy battle between puppets and humans to prove who is funnier. Scenes are created live on stage using ideas straight from the audience. Continue reading