IMOGENÉ: the improvised pop concert

The Delight Collective

Comedy
26 Feb, 27 Feb, 28 Feb
Crypt - The Vaults, Leake Street
22:00
£11.00
1hr 00m
15+
Clowning Improv LGBTQ+
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Strong language, adult themes, friendly audience interaction
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IMOGENÉ: the improvised pop concert

IMOGENÉ is more than just a concept - she’s a sensation; an over-the-top diva on the brink of pop immortality. But first - due to time constraints related to the physical demands of binge-watching five series of Poldark - she must enlist the help of the audience to create her ground-breaking new album in time to present it to chart-topping music producer Mark Ronson... tonight!!!

Part improvised pop-concert, part confessional clown show, IMOGENÉ is the brand new show from Bristol based theatre company The Delight Collective, known for their 4th wall breaking, hilariously interactive shows.

Joining IMOGENÉ on her star-spangled journey, the audience will be taken on a high-octane ride of riotous music, physical comedy and wild monologues which explore themes of gender identity, feminism, polyamory, sexuality, rape culture and consent. Like all concert-goers, the audience will be dazzled by light-shows, multiple costume changes, dry ice and excessive amounts of glitter but they will also help create Imogene's new album - catapulting each and every one of them to pop's hall of fame.

IMOGENÉ will be accompanied by live improvised music from Jack Orcozo Morrison.

WARNING: Strong chance of audience interaction, costume changes, excessive glitter and oversharing.

Audience Feedback
'Fun, free and liberating... I LOVE IMOGENÉ!'

'An improvised pop diva with a difference...'

'Go and see this show...it will make you see the world differently'

‘Camp, outrageous and wickedly funny, IMOGENÉ is a comedy force to be reckoned with.’
Caitlin Campbell, Artistic Director of The Bristol Improv Theatre

Devised by Imogen Palmer and Jack Drewry (Tremolo Theatre). Performed by Imogen Palmer and Jack Orozco Morrison.

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About The Delight Collective

The Delight Collective are a Bristol based company whose current productions include ‘The Bish Bosh Bash!’, a high-energy comedy show resident at The Bristol Improv Show, ‘Friends Like These’ which uses true stories of friendship from the audience to inspire improvised scenes from the actors and IMOGENÉ, an immersive, semi-improvised clown theatre show.

They were founded by company director Imogen Palmer after she returned to the UK from a period of intensive acting, clown and improvised theatre training in Melbourne Australia. Imogen trained and performed with world-leading improvisation masters ‘Impro Melbourne’, ‘Soothplayers- the improvised Shakespeare show and ‘The Big Hoo Haa’.
The Delight Collective explores work with aims to delight and inspire the players on stage, and in doing so, delight and inspire the audience. They are interested in theatre which rewrites heteronormative genres for queer identities, prioritises diverse casting and uses improvised and immersive elements to strengthen the connection between the audience and performers.

Their work has been featured in Fuse Festival (Swindon), The Zeal Improv Pride Festival (London), the Official Bristol Pride and received a 5 star review from Bristol 247.

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IMOGENÉ: the improvised pop concert

The Delight Collective

Dates & Times

Wednesday 26 February Wed 26 Feb 22:00 £11.00 Venue: Crypt - The Vaults, Leake Street Book Now
Thursday 27 February Thu 27 Feb 22:00 £11.00 Venue: Crypt - The Vaults, Leake Street Book Now
Friday 28 February Fri 28 Feb 22:00 £11.00 Venue: Crypt - The Vaults, Leake Street Book Now

IMOGENÉ: the improvised pop concert

The Delight Collective

Press & Reviews

"IMOGENÉ' is an innovative, beguiling and tantalising treat. A contemporary clowning meld of alternative punk, gender-political Comedy and faux pretentiousness GaGa would be proud of. A performance piece like no other, IMOGENÉ is a DIVA destined for greatness and it's been a genuine pleasure having The Delight Collective devising in the venue as our second resident collective as a Cog Resident Artist, making work that the Bristol theatre scene should be heralding.'

Paul Lawless,
Creative Producer of community arts centre Creative Workspace, Bristol
(funded by Arts Council England, Big Lottery Fund and Bristol City Council Cultural Investment Fund)

‘Camp, outrageous and wickedly funny, IMOGENÉ is a comedy force to be reckoned with.’
Caitlin Campbell, Artistic Director of The Bristol Improv Theatre

‘IMOGENÉ will hit you like a wrecking ball, as her hilarious songs and outlandish stage presence might make you laugh so much your insides collapse.’
Luke Mallison, Producer of Up the Antics

‘A queer icon in the making’
Bristol Pride Organiser

Audience Feedback
'Fun, free and liberating... I LOVE IMOGENÉ!'

‘If all women could be as confident as IMOGENÉ, the world would be a better place.’

'An improvised pop diva with a difference...'

'Go and see this show...it will make you see the world differently'

Praise for previous work:

Bristol 247
'Five Stars!'
'Plenty of playfulness'
The Bish Bosh Bash’s 5 star review from Bristol 247: https://www.bristol247.com/whats-on/theatre/improvised/the-bish-bosh-bash-bristol- improv-theatre-2-2-2/

Chaplin Moustache Comedy
‘in her element as a compere, Palmer expertly explored the room’

Pie Magazine.
‘her improv is brilliant, her stand-up is just as good’

Epigram Arts
‘the compere, Imogen Palmer, did an excellent job of establishing and maintaining a supportive relationship between the audience and the performers alongside being genuinely funny and entertaining
herself.’

Charlie Sturgeon, Impromptu Shakespeare
‘Imogen

IMOGENÉ: the improvised pop concert

The Delight Collective

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