The Cambridge

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We are the biggest, oldest and best loved University improvised comedy (improv) troupe in Cambridge. Improv is totally made up on the spot, and comes in two varieties: short form and long form. Short form shows consist of a series of unrelated short games; long form shows are a consistent narrative lasting the entire length of the show. We do both.

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We love performing at balls, comedy nights, and similar events. We'll also do charity gigs for free if you're trying to raise money. Get in touch with the committee to make a booking.

Join Us

If you'd like to have a go at improv youself, you can come along to our beginners' workshops. They're friendly and welcoming, and don't assume any prior improv experience. They're open to everybody affiliated with the University of Cambridge or Anglia Ruskin University. Email our committee for more details. If you shine at beginners' workshops, you'll be invited to members' workshops, and start to get the opportunity to perform in real shows.

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You Saw Us

in What the Dickens!

12pm, 6-30th August (not 17th),
Underbelly, Cowgate - Edinburgh Fringe

After a critically acclaimed preview run in Cambridge, the Impronauts bring their biggest show yet to the Edinburgh Fringe.

Improvised comedy with a Twist. The Cambridge Impronauts transport you back to the timeless era of Dickensian London. Your suggestions, including the title of the tale and a twist in its plot, inspire a unique comic creation. Whether it contains plucky orphans, ruthless businessmen or tyrannical step-parents, each story has never been seen before, and will never be seen again.

'Brilliant improvisers ... expect to laugh – a lot' (Varsity). 'Crazy, unexpected and hilarious' ( 'It was the best of times...' (Charles Dickens).