Men With Coconuts are thrilled to welcome Jules Munns back to Edinburgh to teach two half-day improv workshops on Saturday January 28th.

10am-1pm - How to do Scenes

2pm-5pm - The Long Dark Night

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Saturday January 28th

10am - 1pm


Saturday January 28th

2pm - 5pm


How to do Scenes

At the heart of any improv show are scenes. Two people pretending to be other people. The building block from which everything from the wackiest game to the most intricate improvised play are built. Without great scenes, there could be no show. This class gives you the skills to make them easy to play and delightful to watch!

During this class, you will be introduced to a set of tools that will enable you to confidently build and advance a scene, noticing what the scene needs, supporting your partner and confidently bringing your own ideas to the mix.

Learn about establishing a reality, initiating with character and from stimulus, reading and playing off your partner and what is there already, as well as how to delight in mime and spacework. Come learn to work with what’s there, add what is needed and let magic happen!

This class is suitable for beginning improvisers who are looking for a set of tools and for intermediate improvisers who want to revise and deepen their knowledge of core scenework skills.

The Long Dark Night

Sometimes it’s fun to be weird. Theatre (and improv!) isn’t about normal people doing normal things, it’s about extraordinary people doing the strangest of things. But dipping into those areas of ourselves can be difficult. In this class, we will concentrate on the darkest and weirdest of things in order to take away their power over us.

For each of us, there are different things which we feel uncomfortable playing, which we do not want to think about or be seen as. This class is about looking under the bed, facing our fears in performance and taking control of the material that scares us. We want to be able to play and own these scenes, examine the depths of human depravity and suffering in a safe and supportive environment without feeling out of control or exploited. In fact, we want to enjoy it!

So come play scenes of people living the worst times of their lives and doing the worst things possible. Come play murderers and their victims, corrupt politicians and licentious bishops.Come be your worst self.

Somewhat obviously, this class comes with a warning. Much of the content may be unpleasant and even offensive, but we believe that through honesty and examination, we will journey into the underworld to bring back the treasure, and be stronger for the journey.


Jules Munns is one of the UK’s most active and prolific improvisation performers and teachers. Since graduating from the Guildhall School in 2008, he has performed with groups including Silly String Theory, Sitting in a Tin Can, the Maydays, Music Box and Impromptu Shakespeare. His two-person show Ten Thousand Million Love Stories has toured the UK and Jules has performed in theatres and at festivals around the world including in Finland, Germany, Pakistan, Spain, Portugal, Canada and the US. Jules is co-artistic director of the Nursery and the founder of Slapdash International, London’s longest running festival of improvisation. He is  has trained with teachers including Keith Johnstone, Patti Stiles, Mick Napier, Joe Bill, Rich and Rebecca Sohn, Jason Chin, David Razowsky and TJ Jagodowsky.

Room 6.17, St. Margaret's House (formerly "The Arts Complex"), 151 London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE


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