Neil +1 is a unique improvised theatre show starring Neil Curran and a random audience member. Completely unplanned and improvised, an audience member is invited up on stage and becomes a leading performer in the show! There are no tricks, plants or gimmicks; everything is made up on the spot. What unfolds is a journey into an alternative view of the life of the audience member, through character, scenes and narrative. Often hilarious and always touching, witness improv and theatre like you have never seen it before!
Neil +1 made its Irish debut in the Mill Theatre, Dundrum in October 2012 as part of the improv show “Cause & Effect”
Neil+1 has also been performed in 15 cities around the world including the London West End, San Francisco, Brussels, Barcelona, Toronto, Orlando, San Jose, Krakow and Belfast. Neil has also performed a hybrid show with Zmack Comedy’s Curt Mabry entitled, “Neil + Curt” in Shanghai. No stranger to the international stage, he has also performed improv in New York and L.A.. Neil is founder of Improv Fest Ireland.
IN THE MEDIA:
“Such skill, hilarious! 5 stars!”
– Daniella Moyles, Spin1038FM
“One of Ireland’s best improvisers”
– I Am Bham News (iambirmingham.co.uk)
“Funny, engaging, and mind-blowingly skilful. Neil Curran creates a wonderful improvised story and brings an audience member along for the ride. One of the highlights of this years’ festival”
– Dave Bourn, ImproFestUK / Sprout Ideas
“Really recommend seeing @ImprovNeil. His show #NeilPlusOne is hilarious!”
– Nathan O’Reilly, Spin1038FM (via Twitter)
“A member of the audience was invited up on stage to take part in an improvised story. This sounds like a high-risk concept and perhaps it could go wrong on the night, but Neil and his guest were superb. As well as enjoying this section of the show in its own right, I’m also delighted to see a theatre company successfully give a member of the audience the chance to really interact instead of merely being acted upon. I’m a fan of immersive theatre but at times its scripting can create an unpleasant sense of powerlessness. Improv – at least in this format – takes the final step and gives an equality to the audience member. And the uncertainty of it all, the possibility of failure, adds to the drama.”
– Dave Madden, DublinCulture.ie
“Improvisation is about confidence, trust, support and taking risks…all while being funny. Now imagine doing that with a total stranger. I’ve been improvising for 20 years and rarely have I seen a show that was as satisfying for me as both an improviser and as an audience member as Neil+1. I found the entire show to be engaging and hilarious but what was really spectacular is how Neil Curran made a non-improviser off the street, the star. The way he was able to support everything she said and at the same time keep the show funny and interesting was pure mastery. For a truly unique experience, I highly recommend this show.”
– Will Luera, ImprovBoston, Artistic Director Emertius
Neil +1 REVIEW in Krank.ie (July 2014) – Click Here.
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You can catch Neil+1 once a month at Dublin’s weekly improv night, The Tightrope in Anseo on Camden St.
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April 14th 2022: Neil+1 @ Improvganza – Double Bill with “In The Pitts!”