The Oxford Imps
are the improvisational comedy
troupe associated with Oxford University
. They are based in Oxford
, where they perform weekly during University termtime.
They were reviewed as "the best improvised comedy show I have ever had the pleasure to witness" by Edinburgh Fringe
festival magazine ThreeWeeks
The Oxford Imps formed in 2003, and it is a debated subject as to whether they are Oxford University's first improvisational comedy
troupe. As there is little evidence to contest it, many reviews and publications regarding the troupe refer to the group as indeed the University's first improv group, however the group itself does not lay claim to the title.
Since 2004, the Imps have performed at the Edinburgh Fringe
each year. They have previously toured to Bosnia
in the Netherlands
. They have also toured numerous times to Chicago
, and have performed in Nashville
. In February 2008, the Oxford Imps also performed a full-length improvised musical at the Moser Theatre
in Wadham College, Oxford
, for four nights.
As of June 2010, the Oxford Imps have performed 272 shows at the Wheatsheaf Pub in Oxford
, 134 shows at the Edinburgh Fringe
, 81 private shows in Oxford, 2 shows in Holland
, 3 shows in Cambridge
, 5 shows in London
, 1 show in York
, 4 shows at UK Festivals, and 6 shows in the USA, making a total of 508 shows, not including street performances. They have also performed radio shows on... Read More