What would an impro culture grown by women look like?

The iIi presents: Permission Improbable

Monthly workshops, quarterly performances, Summer school intensive

Ladies* and Gentlemen*, presenting for you: Permission Improbable’s Summer School….

Do you want to take part in a world-changing impro workshop? Join us for an intensive week of play- but be warned you might get changed!

Improvisation has historically been a predominantly male field and whilst there are more women improvising today than ever before, they do so in a male-created landscape. All the world’s a stage – equally the stage holds all the world. When we improvise it all shows up in our performance, the comfortable and uncomfortable truths, the power dynamics within and between players. This week is a chance to play around with some of those dynamics. What new stories and understandings might get to flourish within and between us? And can this change the world off-stage?

Permission Improbable is a long term, ambitious project – it is 7 years old so far and has had many different incarnations: workshops, shows, research, but this is the first time we are inviting some men to join the experiment. Are you man enough? Woman enough? Queer enough? If so, please apply by emailing us a short paragraph about yourself, your impro experience and why you’d like to participate: office@improbable.co.uk

Deadline for applying is midday Monday June 5th.

*alternatives welcome!

July 17-21, 10am-6pm

The Summer school will take place at:

Siobhan Davies Studios, 85 St George’s Road, London, SE1 6ER 


£450 or get in touch to discuss concessionary rates if you can’t afford the full fee.

Workshop will take place in a fully wheelchair-accessible space. If you have any other Access requirements, please do get in touch to discuss how we can support you to attend.

If childcare is an issue for you, please contact us to discuss.

Concession, Access and childcare queries: 


020 7240 4556

Permission Improbable performance

June 3rd, 6:30 – 7:30pm

Clapham Omnibus


Tickets £5

Our thanks to Clapham Omnibus for their ongoing support of this project.


Some of the participants of our Sunday Permission Improbable sessions will be taking to the stage again at Clapham Omnibus on June 3, 6:30-7:30pm. Join them to find out what an impro culture grown by women might look like. You, the audience, are a vital part of the experiment.

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