Impromptunes @ the Alex Theatre


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Lord Murray Schoorman
Lord Murray Schoorman
Lord Murray SCHOORMAN is a dynamic media industry entrepreneur. Commencing his own media production powerhouse in 2001, Peak Hour Images has leaped from strength to strength in an everchanging content production landscape. Lord Murray is also a long-standing member of the Melbourne Press Club and The National Press Club of Australia. In November 2013 Lord Murray Schoorman was appointed a position on the committee of the Fitzroy Street Trader's Association & within a year he was promoted to the position of Vice President of the association. He proudly held this position for over 3 years, working closely with the major events department of the City of Port Phillip and various other stakeholders. Little known fact; Lord Murray is also a qualified senior firefighter with over 13 years experience on the frontline of high-profile international motorsport.

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Impromptunes is Australia’s leading improvised musical comedy troupe, combining the mischief of improvisation with the magic of musical theatre.

The troupe debuted in 2013 and has since performed across Australia and internationally at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Perth Fringe World, Adelaide Fringe, Bondi Festival and Edinburgh Fringe.

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Each live show is approx. one-hour improvised musical (with a live pianist!), based on a single audience suggestion. All of the music, dialogue, songs and dance routines are completely made up on the spot.

The cast of Impromptunes features hand-selected performers from both Melbourne’s comedic improvisation scene and Australia’s musical theatre academies.

The Toorak Times sent lead photographer Lord Murray Schoorman from Peak Hour Images along to capture some candid shots of the group ahead of their new residency in St Kilda.

You’ll be on the edge of your seat throughout as the Impromptunes cast improvises a musical full of hijinks, harmonies and hilarity.

It’s unrehearsed. It’s unpredictable. It’s a whole lot of fun. It’s Impromptunes!

After having seen one of the shows, Lord Murray reports the skill required is extraordinary, “you have to think on your feet, come up with content that is not only funny and entertaining but also musical and theatrical. The ability to harness all of that while telling a story just proves the high calibre of these performers.”

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Their next seasons opens on Friday 4 August 2023 at the Alex Theatre, St Kilda VIC 3182 and tickets can be pre-purchased here:

Arrive at 7:30pm to be seated for an 8pm show-start. Duration approx 1hr 20mins, no intermission.


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