The world’s most (in)famous magical creatures and fantastical beasties (as chosen by the audience) reveal their most intimate secrets and hot gossip In this hilarious ‘hard hitting’ improvised comedy chat show.
Past guests include Santa and his twin brother Satan, a Mer-Wolf, the Grim Reaper and the Lucky Charms Leprechaun. Presented by self-titled celebrity TV journalist Toby Vanilla, How To Date a Magical Creature features a viper’s nest of some the UK’s best-known comedians from TV and London’s West-End.
How To Date a Magical Creature is produced by Jonah Fazel and David Ruby with a rotating cast featuring stars from stage and screen.
Amy Cooke-Hodgson: Co-founder of Chortle Award-Winning Austentatious, as seen at the Savoy Theatre in London and heard on BBC Radio 4. Amy has appeared on Little Boy Blue (ITV), and in the Olivier Award-winning La Boheme at the Soho Theatre.
Dan Starkey: Appears on Doctor Who (BBC1), BAFTA-winning Inside No. 9 (BBC1), and BAFTA-winning Class Dismissed (CBBC), Olivier Award-winning The 39 Steps UK Tour, The Archers (BBC Radio 4). Dan is also an improviser with the Bumper Blyton Improvised Adventure, UK tour.
Susan Harrison: Performs in the Olivier Award-winning Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, and appears on the BAFTA-winning Class Dismissed on CBBC. She has also written and performed in multiple acclaimed solo character comedy shows.
Chris Gau: Co-creator and writer of Borderline (Channel 5), and co-writer and performer on The Literary Adventures of Mr Brown (BBC Radio 4). Chris also performs and teaches at the Free Association Theatre in London.
Jonah Fazel: Appears on BAFTA-winning series History Bombs and is a regular children's TV presenter (CBeebies). Co-Artistic Director of Bumper Blyton Improvised Adventure. Jonah also teaches improvisation at Hoopla Impro, The Nursery Theatre and The Actors Centre.
Alex Holland: Alex is a Royal Television Society Award winner, and a founding member of The Petting Zoo improv group. He also teaches improv at the Free Association Theatre in London.
Sally Hodgkiss: Fringe First Award winner for You Once Said Yes, Sally performs with Stephen Frost’s Improv All Stars. Theatre credits include Dinosaur at the Arcola Theatre and A Wondrous Place at the Manchester Royal Exchange.
Nick Oram: BAFTA Rocliffe Winner 2018, Nick has also appeared on Murder In Successville (BBC3) and a BBC Comedy Quickie. Nick is co-founder of improvisation group Do Not Adjust Your Stage.
Cast: Amy Cooke-Hodgson
Cast: Jonah Fazel
Cast: Chris Gau
Cast: Susan Harrison
Cast: Sally Hodgkiss
Cast: Alex Holland
Cast: Nick Oram
Cast: Dan Starkey
Producer: David Ruby
Director: Jonah Fazel
Praise for previous work:
“Constant wit and verve”
–The Times, for Austentatious
“The kind of good humour and imagination that marks out the best improvised comedy”
-TV Bomb, for Bumper Blyton
“Jonah is larger than life”
-Fringe Guru, for Jonah Fazel
“First class comic acting”
-The Guardian, for Susan Harrison is Jennie Benton Wordsmith
“There is something of the young Victoria Wood about Sally Hodgkiss”
-British Theatre Guide, for A Wondrous Place.
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