Blind Mirth

Blind Mirth are a special improv comedy group - wonderfully talented and energetic. The seven-strong troupe from St Andrews warm the audience up and keeping the show at that charged level throughout the hour.

A dynamic, surprising and hilarious hour from a very promising and talented bunch.

The show is divided in half, starting with short form improvisation games that are snappy and clever, before moving on to a long form improvisation, where they all pitch in and see where it goes. The games are great fun. It is clear that the troupe are having a ball messing around, are enjoying coming up with ideas and are genuinely interested to discover, with the audience, how the improvisations will turn out. And they know their stuff - they will take any suggestion and run with it, skillfully spinning out bizarre ideas into sparky dialogue and - sometimes inspired, sometimes horrendous, always funny - puns.

The premise for the long form part of the show is a clever one: the contents of a member of the audience’s wallet inspires an extended improvisation. The ensuing scenes admittedly can be quite unfocused, but this is, of course, to a certain degree to be expected, and the troupe are to be commended for being unafraid to keep things loose and avoid playing it safe.

What is clear is that Blind Mirth are a real team – they have great chemistry and great warmth. Rather than there being a few standout performers, they are at their best when they are working together to help each other out, and they do seem like they are genuinely relaxed and having fun.

Blind Mirth will create something wacky and wonderful before your eyes. A dynamic, surprising and hilarious hour from a very promising and talented bunch.

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The Blurb

St Andrews’ first, best and only improv troupe is lonely. Talented, well-educated, mostly house-trained performers seek that special hour-long connection with a supportive audience. Open to suggestions. No night is ever the same and former audiences have raved about our inexplicable pleasures. Mild performance anxiety. ‘Consistently sharp, funny and clever’ ***** ( ‘An intellectual, bold bunch’ **** ( 'A must-see performance' **** (

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