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THE SUGGESTIBLES

Here to remedy life with laughter

Get tickets to see the Suggestibles in our hilarious improv comedy shows, and find more shows made by us. Learn to improvise in funtastic improv classes at School of Improv. Become an Improfessional with excellent improv based training for your team. All this from the longest running UK improv company outside London. We're in Newcastle. The beating heart of improv in the UK's upper torso!

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WHAT CAN WE OFFER YOU?

Looking to laugh?
Come to an improv comedy show. 
Looking to learn?
Come to an improv class.
Looking for something special for your company?
We can come to you.

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All our improv comedy shows at Newcastle comedy clubs, theatres and venues.

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Regular evening improv classes and courses for adults in central Newcastle.

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Improv based training for business and corporate clients.

THE SUGGESTIBLES IN A NUTSHELL

5 Actors. 1 Musician. 0 Script.

Life doesn't have a script, and neither do we. We improvise. We make shows up. Spontaneously. On-the-spot. In a nutshell, we take ideas from you, the audience, and play them out into wildly theatrical, and furiously funny, far-reaching conclusions. Take a look at the Suggestibles' audience reviews. You might want to get a cuppa!

You'll find one of our improv comedy shows in Newcastle pretty much every week. We’ve four residencies. As the Suggestibles, we play the Stand Comedy Club and Cumberland Arms (our home venue for 16-years) each month, and we present other monthly improv shows at Alphabetti Theatre and Bobiks, which feature new and emerging improvisers. Then, at Christmas, The Suggestibles perform our infamous Impro Pantso at Northern Stage and take it on tour to Northeast theatres. 

We teach improv too. That doesn’t mean we tell you what to say or do. We give you the tools to build your confidence, liberate your imagination, and become more spontaneous. Classes started in 2003, and now The Suggestibles’ School of Improv is the longest running training ground for improvisers in the UK. We run improv courses for people from all walks of life, and present regular showcases for those who want to get into performing. Learning to improvise is loads of fun. Take a look School of Improv class reviews from our workshop members. Evening improv and performance classes for adults run three nights a week at Jurys Inn, Newcastle. 

We work nationally and internationally to provide improv-based training programmes, tailored for business and corporate clients, educational, theatrical and cultural organisations. From one-off events to year-long projects, we deliver workshops that help solve problems, improve performance, creativity, communication and teamwork - often preceded or followed by a special show. We inject the fun factor whilst making a real difference - don't take our word for it. See our client testimonials on the Suggestibles' improv training for business.

The six members of the Suggestibles are Bev Fox and Ian McLaughlin (who direct and manage the company), Carl Kennedy, Rachel Glover, Tom Walton and Alex Ross (our one-man improvising orchestra). We’re all performing and teaching artists with the company. From time to time, we invite special ‘Guestibles’ for shows, and bring on board more improv teachers for workshops and training events, from our network of UK improvisers.

Bev and Ian had already been improvisers in London for 15-years, when they returned to Newcastle in 2002 to put improv on the Northeast map, and set-about forming the group. We originated at an ad-hoc series of shows at Live Theatre in 2003, simply called Improv Night, but the Suggestibles found our name and established ourselves at our home venue of 16-years, the Cumberland Arms, in February 2004.

There was no improv in Newcastle back then. Now the improv culture is booming!

To celebrate our 15th anniversary year, we produced the first ever Newcastle Improv Festival last summer, which brought together national improv artists for nine days and nights of improvisation, across five venues. The festival attracted people from across the UK and Europe. It was a truly magnificent time and plans are in motion for NiF20.

Whether you want the most hysterical night out, to have great fun learning the art-form, take-part in exhilarating shows, or bring the life-changing, transferable skills of improvisation into your work and life, improv with the Suggestibles is a joyous experience. We’d love to share it with you.