I spent last week in Hove doing musical narrative improv with And Also and some delightful improvisers.
I’ve always been mystified by the magic of a musical that’s created in the moment from a single prompt. And now I know some of the tricks.
My favourite moment was when I was in the role of an ex-skater, singing a song with Stuart about ‘the mismatch of our nubs’ when I realised that harmonising beautifully wasn’t a mismatch, and deliberately sang and danced off key and off time from then on. Such joy!
Improv is my happy place. I’ve been learning it for about a decade, and it’s leaked into work and life, making me a more relaxed and spontaneous human.