22 – 24 March 2018
Performances daily at 7.30pm, ex. Sundays
Ticket sales from 11 Dec 2017
THE ENGLISH LOVERS
, now celebrating 20 years of improvising together, are thrilled to be back at Vienna’s English Theatre! The players, from diverse theatrical backgrounds, were first brought together by the actress Barbara Spitz and the management of Theater Drachengasse to perform semi-staged readings of English-language literature. In 1998 they discovered improvised theatre and have not looked back. Initially also performing comedy sketches written by members of the group, they took part in numerous workshops, with Keith Johnstone, Chicago’s Second City and Randy Dixon amongst others, and soon became one of Austria’s leading impro groups. They perform throughout Europe and North America but are most at home in Austria, where they have all lived for many years. The group currently comprises 7 actors and 2 improvising musicians, and laughter is a crucial element of each one’s life. A few years ago THE ENGLISH LOVERS
created the first fully improvised feature film to be made in Austria, Another One Opens, produced by Nicolas Neuhold, which has won international awards and is now available on DVD
. At Theater Drachengasse they continue to push the boundaries of improvisation with innovative shows like Exposure and The Moments Between Nothing and Something and at Christmas time regularly delight young and old with their annual Christmas Show. On April 9th 2018 their new show opens at Theater Drachengasse in Vienna’s first district. One Night Stand will look back on 20 years of exciting improvised formats developed by the group.