The Edinburgh Fringe One-Weeker 2016 – The Oxford Imps: Hyperdrive, 21st August 2016

Oxford ImpsHere’s another first for us – our first foray into the world of improvised comedy. Following personal recommendation – so it had better be good – we’re seeing The Oxford Imps: Hyperdrive, at Sportsmans @ Gilded Balloon Teviot, at 15:00 on Sunday 21st. Here’s the blurb from the Edinburgh Fringe website: “Improv meets technology in this show from Oxford’s legendary improvisers! Hyperdrive is jam-packed with special tech features that combine to create a one of a kind, unforgettable hour of comedy made up entirely on the spot. Scenes, characters, and stories come to life based on an audience volunteer’s Facebook. We surprise someone somewhere in the world with a serenade over FaceTime, power up a state of the art remote-controlled drone, and more! Bring a phone/tablet for special features. Suitable for tech geeks and computer illiterate alike. ‘Dynamic and talented’ ***** (Oxford Mail). ‘Devastatingly funny’ ***** (EdFringeReview.com).”

Oxford Imps againSounds like we need to make sure we’re fully batteried up with our technology before coming to this show! I understand that no two shows are the same – in fact, they may well be extremely different each time. I’ve seen good and bad reviews, so I expect this could be a real marmite production… Check back around 4.15 to see if it was tasty or disgusting! By then the preview blog for our next show should be available to read too.

Post-show update:

Well I think anyone who gave that a bad review must have been really unlucky. The guys are really talented and so quick-witted to come up with these extraordinary sketches on the hoof. I chickened out of offering my Instagram and Facebook accounts to them but actually they don’t take the mickey out of them… too much. I can see why no two shows would ever be the same. Very funny, very enjoyable! 

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