Theatre Royal Stratford East announces that on Friday 14 December at 8pm, the award-winning improvised comedy group Shoot From The Hip will perform at Theatre Royal Stratford East, following two successful shows earlier this year.

Shoot From The Hip are back for a Christmas extravaganza, with fast-paced games and spontaneous stories all made up on the spot and inspired by your suggestions!

It’ll be a magical anti-panto Christmas adventure using all the theatrical toys the team can steal from the Stratford East elves: costumes, props, scenery, music and live reindeer.

Shoot From The Hip were What's On London’s Best Improv Comedy Act 2017 and it will be performed by Katharine Bennett, Alexander Jeremy, Luke Manning, Tom Mayo and Sam Russell.

Katharine Bennett is an actress and has studied improvisation with Monkey Toast & The Free Association. She performs weekly on The Free Association's original house team ‘The Wilsons’ coached by Mike Orton-Toliver and co-produces a monthly night promoting women in comedy & improv, ‘The Ladies of FA County’. Television credits include Grantchester, Switch, Borderline, and Le Capital.

Alexander Jeremy is an actor and improviser. He was the lead in the award-winning feature film Made In Taiwan and also in the Sky Valentine's Day Comedy shorts series. Alexander performed at The Bunker and Ectetera theatre earlier this year.

Luke Manning is an actor, improviser and comedy writer. A founding member of Shoot From The Hip, Luke can often be seen performing at their regular London shows. Luke is also one half of sketch comedy duo In Cahoots (alongside Paul G Raymond), whose sketches have been featured on BBC Radio 4’s Sketchorama. They also wrote and directed the Channel 4 Comedy Blap The Educatoror.

Tom Mayo is an improviser and writer, one of the founders of Shoot From the Hip and is 28 and a half years old.

Sam Russell is a London-based stand-up comedian, writer, presenter, actor and improviser. One quarter of Shoot From The Hip, Sam can be seen performing with the group at their London shows. Also an internationally travelling stand-up comic and presenter, Sam took his first solo show Sam Russell: Lucky Bastard to the Edinburgh Fringe 2018.

Venue: Main House
Time: 8pm
Price: £10 (£12 on the day)
Runtime: 120 minutes including interval
Age Guidance: 15+​ (strong language)