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Narrative long-form improvisation group. Created initially for Unspeakable Tales, a show of cosmic horror and man’s perilously powerless place in an uncaring universe of ancient mysteries.
Man’s senses allow us to perceive only a fration of existance. And a good thing too, for the sake of our sanity…
Atmospheric and disturbing, a long-form show of cosmic horror and man’s perilously powerless place in an uncaring universe of ancient mysteries – Unspeakable Tales is the show that The Unnamed was formed to create.
This show has been performed around Bristol, and at the Bristol Improv Festival 2014. It is only the second of its kind in the world; the first being Tales from the Black Crypt in Autin Texas – home of the improvised Play.
What makes our troupe different from the other excellent narrative long-form improvisation groups in Bristol is that we are concentrating on dramatic and atmospheric story-telling without comedy. Non-comedy theatrical improvisation is pretty rare in this country.
Formally of Bristol-based group Goats in the Shell (Myth-illogical Improv), he’s been improvising and teaching improv on and off since the University of Bristol Pantomime Society Improv Group (trying saying that three times fast) was formed in 2004.
Artist and lapsed archaeologist, Jess began improvising with Bristol Improv many many years ago, performing in exciting places like the Bath Fringe. Probably not a witch.
Writer, director, producer, tea drinker of insanely funny sketch/not-sketches-because-its-a-whole-piece group Heretical Productions.
An experienced improviser, Lindsey recently moved to Bristol, immediately becoming indispesible to improv in the city; joining the cast of Closer each Day – the improvised soap opera, and the improvised acapella musical, not to mention running a popular monthly jam night.
Performed with Goats in the Shell as well as Bristol Improv (having helped set it up as its first president). Having dabbled with stand-up and sketch comedy with GitS, he now returns to the one true art-form