The Imps have landed back in Oxford following a brilliant run throughout August at the Edinburgh Fringe. Our show was, as ever, a great success with Edinburgh audiences, our new venue in the prestigious Gilded Baloon Teviot meant we could rub shoulders with the very best in fringe comedy, and our ranks received a hugely-welcome swelling from ex-Imps who have gone on to great things in comedy, music and Sweden.
But, back in Planet Oxford, greater things beckon yet. Under the stewardship of our new Director and Assistant Director, Dougie and Ali, things have got off to a flying start – alongside our Wheatsheaf show EVERY Monday, we’ve had two great gigs in St Hugh's and Magdalen, and there are some big plans for the coming year...
The loss of Imps who, having been finalists last year, have now left Oxford, as well as the equally painful absence of Imps who are currently on their year out, working and studying abroad, has been keenly felt. Nevertheless, our skeleton crew have bravely sailed the ship of Imp comedy to hitherto undiscovered lands of hilarity – and we now have some new shipmates!!! After a very competitive and impressive two nights of auditions, we’re all delighted to welcome no less than SEVEN “Newbs” to the company – we can’t wait to see Dylan, Xandra, Padden, Erin, Chris, Sylvia and Pete in action later on this term, after a lengthy and gruelling training period under the supervision/tyranny of Ali... That’s all for now – watch this space for more Imps-related news and views, from all different members of our glorious company.
– Laurie B.