Win Tickets to Merton's Impro Chums at the Playhouse

PUBLISHED: 15:00 28 April 2019

Paul Merton is bringing his Impro Chums to Weston's Playhouse

Paul Merton is bringing his Impro Chums to Weston's Playhouse


Have I Got News for You star, Paul Merton, will be bringing his critically-acclaimed improvisational comedy troop, The Impro Chums to Weston's Playhouse Theatre in May, and Mercury readers can win a pair of tickets to the show.

Merton and his world-renowned Impro Chums: Mike McShane, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch and Suki Webster create a new and unique comedy show with each performance, based entirely on suggestions from the audience, their own finely honed improvisational skills and an almost manic compulsion to show off.

The show is in many ways is a live version of classic 1990s improvisational comedy show Whose Line Is It Anyway?, which Merton was a regular guest on until 1993.

The five performers on stage act out scenes which are suggested by the theatre audience.

They perform without scripts, autocue or props, and rely on their wit and speed of thought to create amusing scenarios with the given characters.

Known for his improvisation skill, Merton’s humour is rooted in deadpan, surreal and often dark comedy and is well known for his regular appearances as a team captain on the long-running BBC panel game Have I Got News for You, appearing in the topical 
quiz show throughout its 29-year run.

He is also the former host of BBC2 series Room 101 and a regular panellist on Radio 4’s Just a Minute.

Paul Merton’s Impro Chums will perform at the Playhouse Theatre, in the High Street, on May 3, at 8pm.

Tickets, priced £25, are available on 01934 645544 or at

The Mercury has teamed up with The Playhouse Theatre to offer two lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the show.

To enter the competition, simply answer the question below by 10am on April 4

By entering this competition you agree to be contacted by Archant and the Playhouse. The editor’s decision is final.

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