After a few restive weeks (contrary to popular opinion, the Imps do rest, though this behavior can only be observed outside of term time) the Imps went international and we found ourselves in the city of Utrecht, Holland. Oh Utrecht, that glorious city of charm, finesse, and dangerously high water levels.
There we fought the University of Utrecht’s Parnassus Improv Troupe in an improvised battle to the death. Many a rose/wet sponge was thrown at us/Laurie Blair, many a lyric was slammed down, and after two weather goddesses covered England in rainbows and tumbleweeds, the deliverance of a lecture on the British educational system and all four of it’s heads, and a brief foray into the intricacies of the Dutch language the imps emerged victorious. The democratic process, in the form of arbitrary point assignments and a final audience vote, has proven itself once again!
Since our triumphant return we’ve been kept excessively busy, as our members have begun to drop dead. Do Not Panic (though condolences can be sent to Andrew McCormack)! In the interest of access to education for all, the Imps have teamed up with the University of Oxford Access Department to bring about a murder mystery. Currently, 50-60 GCSE students are on the task and detectivizing away, and we have all been interrogated most thoroughly. From the glorious College Master to the undergraduates embroiled in a complicated love triangle, no imp is free of suspicion! Let’s hope they catch the killer soon, because if he/she gets to any more Imps, putting on shows in Trinity will become slightly difficult!
Yes, that’s right: Trinity shows! First week is not far off and we’ll be installed in the Wheatsheaf once again beginning May 2nd. In addition, catch us at the Stratford Fringe, the Wychwood Music Festival, and begin planning and preparation (someone has to do it, as we don’t go in for that kind of thing) for the epic hilarity of the Oxford Imps at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival!