Fresh from their 33-and-a-half hour non-stop Improvathon earlier in the month, our chums at Impropriety are about to throw themselves into another of their unique annual events – a six part, weekly soap opera.
The Tragical Past and Mysterious Present of Sodem Hall starts tomorrow night and runs for the next six Tuesdays at the Kazimier.
Presented as an ‘undiscovered Dickens masterpiece’, they say: “Ogle at orphans starving. Watch widows commit suicide. Laugh at landlords extracting rent in many lascivious ways. Hear of heroines descending into gin-addled fantasies. Heckle the hero as he bravely faces the beak and the gibbet and other hilarious exploits set in and around the newly-built crumbling ruins of Sodem Music Hall.” Oh my.
Each episode of the soap opera will be created on the fly by the members of the company, incorporating ‘suggestions and stupidities’ put forward by the audience.
Tickets can be purchased for £5 per episode or £25 for a soap season ticket (£20 online early bird ticket – from the Kazimier.