Impro Unwrapped: Australian Impro Community Unite To Help Charity for Xmas


The joy of giving always surpasses the thrill of receiving –and every present has a story. See yours come to life at Impro Unwrapped and support St Vincent De Paul’s 2009 Christmas Appeal.

The Australian Impro Collective presents Impro Unwrapped – Performance Details:

  • Impro Melbourne – Melbourne , Victoria
    Date: 7.30pm, Sunday 6th December
    Venue: The Penny Black 420 Sydney Road Brunswick
    Tickets: $20 or $10 if you bring a quality, wrapped item as a gift for St Vincent De Paul’s Christmas Appeal
    Bookings: On line at
    Directed by: Patti Stiles
    Cast: Lliam Amor, Rik Brown, Mike Bryant, Simon Dowling, Sean Fabri, Mark Gambino, Jason Geary, Victoria Healy, Karl McConnell, Michelle Nussey, Tim Redmond, Anna Renzenbrink, Jamie Robertson, Patti Stiles, Kevin Yank
  • Spontaneous Insanity – Perth , Western Australia
    Date: 7.30pm, Saturday 12th December
    Venue: Hollywood Subiaco Bowling Club, Corner Smyth Road & Verdun Street , Nedlands
    Tickets: $20 or $10 if you bring a quality, wrapped item as a gift for St Vincent De Paul’s Christmas Appeal
    Directed by: Glenn Hall
    Cast: Nadia Collins, Jimmy James Eaton, Glenn Hall, Arielle Gray, Ben Russell, Liam Ryan, Andrea Gibbs and Craig Williams
  • Impro Australia – Sydney , New South Wales
    Dates: 8th – 19th December (except Sunday and Monday)
    Venue: The Sidetrack Theatre, 142 Addison Road , Marrickville
    Tickets: $20 and $18 (concession)
    Bookings: (02) 9550 3666 or
    Directed by: Cale Bain
    Cast: Jon Williams, Cale Bain, Rebecca De Unamuno, Brent Hill, Steen Raskopoulos with special guest Virginia Gay, Daniel Cordeaux and more.
  • Impro Mafia – Brisbane , Queensland
    Date: 7.30pm, Sunday 13th December
    Venue: Brisbane Arts Theatre, 210 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane
    Tickets: $10 plus a quality, wrapped item as a gift for St Vincent De Paul’s Christmas Appeal
    Directed by: Tom Dunstan
    Cast: TBA
  • Impro ACT – Canberra , Australian Capital Territory
    Saturday 12 December – 11:00am Family Show, 7:30pm Adult Show
    Sunday 13 December – 3:00pm Family Show, 7:30pm Adult Show
    Venue: The Street Theatre, Childers Street , CanberraTickets: Night shows $20/$10, Matinees all tickets $10 plus a quality, wrapped item as a gift for St Vincent De Paul’s Christmas Appeal
    Bookings: (02) 6247 1223
    Directed by: Heidi Silberman and Cathy Hagarty
    Cast: The Impro ACT ensemble and friends

This is such a clever way to inspire people’s generosity, and a great way to announce a new national improvisers collective.

Impro companies across Australia are banding together to help a good cause. Impro Melbourne, Impro Australia (Sydney), Spontaneous Insanity (Perth), Impro Mafia (Brisbane) and Impro Theatre ACT (Canberra) will all be doing the same show, for the same charity, St Vincent de Paul.

Got something that might make a nice gift? Something new or a quality used item? Why not bring it to a show? Make it feel special. See your gift star in an improvised comedy with some of the country’s top improvisers! You laugh. Then your gift goes to the St Vincent De Paul Society and everyone feels special!

The Australian Impro Collective (AIC) is calling on the goodwill of theatre audiences this Christmas. We need you and your stage presents for the AIC’s premiere, national production, Impro Unwrapped and St Vincent De Paul’s 2009 Christmas Appeal.

In an Australian first, improvisers from Sydney (Impro Australia), Melbourne (Impro Melbourne), Brisbane (Impro Mafia), Perth (Spontaneous Insanity) and the nation’s capital, Canberra (Impro ACT), have united to form the Australian Impro Collective. The Collective’s first show, Impro Unwrapped, the brainchild of renowned improvisers Glenn Hall and Cale Bain, will be performed by each of the state improvisation groups respectively, throughout December.

So how does it work? You bring a wrapped Christmas gift to the show. We will randomly select and unwrap gifts during the show. The unwrapped gifts will be the inspiration for our Christmas stories and songs all made up on the spot, without a script, without a rehearsal, live before your very eyes! At the end of the night, gifts will be re-wrapped and donated to the fine folk at St Vincent De Paul to pass on to those less fortunate.

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