Zeal 2019

We’re excited to be teaming up with Pride in London again for this year’s festival! Grab your tickets in advance (at the early bird price of £6) below!

Zeal presents an exciting festival of improv to celebrate Pride In London! Over four nights our festival line-up includes acts from all over the UK and features everything from comedy to drama and musicals to drag acts! This year, the whole festival takes place at The Cavendish Arms – a fantastic venue with lots of outdoor seating to seek up the sun and delicious pizzas (including gluten-free!), so come along early and hang before the shows!

Thursday July 4

IMG-20190527-WA0012Our festival kicks off with the Bareback Kings, Lemonade Brigade, and the Hero’s Journey. Spend some quality time with the lads as the Bareback Kings get together and chat about their lives and rib each other lovingly to hilarious effect, enjoy Lemonade Brigade’s improvised scenes based on your suggestions, and be part of the adventure with as The Hero’s Journey brings to life unlikely heroes, magnificent villains, and beasts of myth and legend.


Friday July 5

64953659_363569150878793_2853639484791062528_nThe second night of our show features London’s Finest. For one night only we bring together a collection of the finest women of Improvisation from the capital. This Pride Special is a hilarious and heartfelt collection of true stories and improvised sketches… with a queer twist. Also featuring multi-national all-female group 20% less, and the charming Slice of Society


Saturday July 6

zeal image 1Things get a bit competitive on Saturday night with Extreme Championship Improv. Extreme Improv is a fast-paced innovative sketch improv show with extreme twists. Saturday’s show also features some spectacularly Queer groups as QI: Queer Improv presents The Protest, an improvised protest rally, and Queerdos offers up a specially curated show.


Sunday July 7

Website imageOur festival finishes off with a steam-powered story inspired by the worlds created by Neil Gaiman, Jules Verne and Terry Gilliam as The Ministry of Unplanned Occurrences presents The Penultimate Destiny of New Londinium. We’ll celebrate platonic love and friendship in its many forms with The Delight Collective‘s show Friends Like These, and laugh as Derek’s Mojo twists traditional improv games to their own deviant storytelling style.



Sunday July 7 also sees the first day of workshops!

Words That Burn: Poetry in Improv with Imogen Palmer 11-2pm at the Cavendish Arms

More Than a Cliché with Carla Keen and James Stedman 2-5pm at the Cavendish Arms

Saturday July 13

11am-5pm The Nursery Training Centre

Play Like an Ally with Stephen Davidson

Sunday July 14

11am-5pm The Nursery Training Centre

Improvising Gender with Stephen Davidson