New blood

Our first Egyptologist imp. Our first Jersey imp.

Our first imp called Ivo.

It's been a banner year for firsts here at Imp towers, after the avalanche of excitement that was our 2011-2012 auditions!

A big round of applause, ladies and gentlemen:

Ed Scrivens

Stuart Thomas (Boris)

Laura Wright

Ivo Graham

James Philips

Lucy Shenton

And a HUGE round of applause to everyone who auditioned. The standard was amazingly high this year, including among the non-native speakers, auditionees high on painkillers, folk who started the audition too scared to speak –  all folk who've learned the most important lesson of improv: take part, try things that scare you, and occasionally you'll amaze yourself.