Following a sell-out 2018, Zeal: The Pride Improv Festival returns for a third year this July with an exciting line-up of queer improv acts from across the UK – showcasing a cross-section of LGBTQIA+ performers in improvised drag, plays, double acts and comedy games.
Zeal is part of the official Pride In London festival and will take place at The Cavendish Arms, in Stockwell, from 4-7 July. Each night hosts a selection of acts made up on the spot that will have you laughing, crying and wondering how the hell they did it without a script:
Thursday 4 July is Opening Night featuring London’s hottest drag king gang the Bareback Kings, quick-on-their-feet improv troupe Lemonade Brigade, and the Hero’s Journey – who create a story of mythical heroes and villains based on audience suggestions.
Friday 5 July’s line-up includes an exciting collection of the finest female talent from across the capital, plus multinational all-female group 20% Less and uplifting stories made up on the spot by The Happiest People In The World.
Saturday 6 July is a Pride night special, with fast-paced sketch show Extreme Championship Improv, London’s first all-queer improv group QI: Queer Improv, and a specially curated performance from sell-out favourites Queerdos.
Sunday 7 July is the perfect way to bring Pride weekend to a close, with Bristol Improv Theatre’s The Delight Collective, laugh-a-minute improv duo Derek’s Mojo and the bizarre happenings of Cambridge’s finest, The Ministry Of Unplanned Occurrences.
Advance tickets are on sale now and are just £6 per night!