The Sparrow Men (Marcus Willis & Andy Balloch) explore the lives of real characters, in this hour long, entirely improvised, two man, comedic play.
With only two black chairs, and a suggestion from the audience to begin, every Sparrow Men show is a totally unique, never to be repeated, experience. With no sets, and no props, this style of contemporary theatre fluctuates between comedic, sentimental, light hearted and dramatic.
Having been together for almost three years as Melbourne’s premiere improv duo, Marcus and Andy have both trained at the world famous iO Theatre in Chicago, (where the likes of Mike Myers, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler studied and performed), have toured to Adelaide’s Feast Festival twice, sold out shows for Midsumma Festival and two Fringe Festival’s, been nominated as ‘Artist of the Year’ at the GLOBE community awards, and have a monthly residency, teach, and coach with the largest Chicago-style, improvised theatre company in the Southern Hemisphere: The Improv Conspiracy.
"* * * * 1/2" - Theatrepeople
“The Sparrow Men are experts when it comes to improvised theatre” – The Age
“whippet quick, high-energy duo” – The Herald Sun
“a bizarre, funny and at times surprisingly poignant hour of improvised entertainment” – Theatre Press
"Needle sharp, quick witted, and cheeky" - Sydney Morning Herald
"Impressive... raw talent" - stagewhispers
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