Ministry of Improv is taking a summer "Parliamentary Recess" from the its sterling, critically acclaimed work at the Old Joint Stock; and plans to return again by popular demand later this year for more exciting themed made up shows in the Theatre, including the magical made up Panto “Oh, Yes It Is!”. Watch this space and the OJS website for more information.
In the meantime you can you can see both the Ministry of Improv group and its various individual members appearing in other shows from Box of Frogs, Wow Impro and at Cherry Reds on the Freewheelers Night - and other local venues. We are also available to hire for private functions at the OJS or at a venue of your choice.
MOST IMPORTANTLY, Ministry members are hard at work NOW to bring to Birmingham the very best in British Improv for an unparalleled weekend of quality entertainment at the first ever...
An exciting and busy time lies ahead for Improv in Birmingham, for audiences and players alike!
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Dates for your diary... we're just 'mind-showering' our next load of shows and will be announcing the dates shortly - watch this space!
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The Ministry of Improv is the unofficial non-government fictional department for improvised comedy, and proudly boasts no attachment to any official Government body in any way (jut in case we needed to make that clear).
The Ministry is a Birmingham-based comedy improvisation group featuring the region’s most available improvisers. It also includes guest performers from other local groups.
Four of the Ministry’s Directorate of Amusement, Fun and Theatre (DAFT) were members of Foghorn Improv, who performed at The Old Joint Stock Pub Theatre every month for three years. Foghorn Improv hit the road as a touring company in September 2015, and it was decided that a new Directorate was required to oversee the insatiable special needs of the regular OJS audience.
Those four DAFT ministers are Lee Dempsey, Matt Vaughan-Wilson, Karen Benjamin and Simon Britton. Our fifth DAFT Minister, Jon Trevor, is the principal of Box of Frogs, where the other Ministers trained to the highest standards available amongst talented peers – a bit like Eton, but significantly cheaper.