THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL
YOUR FAVOURITE Movies with
100% more songs and 99% more women
Featuring the UK's top female improvisers and a full live band Notflix takes your favourite films and kicks away the dramatic tension with a big, glittery stiletto of uncynical joy; defying you to leave the theatre without feeling that life is a just a little bit more wonderful.
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Notflix is a totally improvised comedy musical based on an audience suggestion of a favourite movie, then using the location, key scenes and characters as a jumping off point to create a brand new narrative. All scenes, songs and vocals are improvised spontaneously by the cast and a live band with no preparation or planning. It's improv, so every show is different; but what remains the same is a joy-filled, high camp, musical celebration of everything you wish a movie could be.
As demonstration of its underground, (almost) overnight success Notflix has received widespread critical acclaim, including; Award wining, five star, total sell out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016 - 2019 in the Gilded Balloon's flagship venue, the Debating Hall. Award winning total sell out runs at The Vaults Festival 2017 and 2018. Total sell out run at The Brighton Fringe 2017 and 2018. Recommended as Pick of the Fringe in the Evening Standard, The Sunday Times, Marie Claire and Elle Magazine. Semi finalists in the Musical Comedy awards and the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year. As seen on Sky News, STV and as House Band on Radio 5 Live.
Notflix. Because everything is better as a musical
Ever since the pandemic hit we've been creating loads of online content too. Whether you want a ska-punk song about the Truman show, an insight into the inner workings of a professional improv group, or you're curious to know what your favourite movie characters did during lockdown, we have something for everyone.
We've been so grateful for the support over the last few months, and now you can become a regular supporter via our brand new Patreon! There are six different levels of membership, and all of them get you access to some exclusive patrons-only content.
Your support helps to keep us afloat in these uncertain times, and helps us to keep creating lots of fun and hilarity. So check out our new page, and join the Notflix family today!
Clare BuckinghamClare is a Glitter Unicorn. In her spare time she makes electronic music, does arts and crafts and listens to 80s pop (in Primark). She firmly believes that a positive mental attitude will get you everywhere and that spreading joy, kindness and love is the most important thing in life. All things must balance, however, so on stage as part of Notflix, Clare is often a super-villain. Which is super-fun!
Holly MallettThis no-nonsense straight-talker is always ready to stand up for the little guy and take a fist to the glass ceiling…and she’s a drummer so those are STRONG! Always on hand to challenge expectations, Holly has made a career smashing the patriarchy all over the UK and beyond. So watch out guys, she’s on a mission to show the world (nae, the universe) that womxn are the future.
Ailis DuffWhen she first heard the term ‘book-worm’ at the age of seven, Ailis instantly thought “Yep, that’s me!”, and has been a self-confessed boffin ever since. Having been six feet tall since the age of 13, she has spent a lot of her acting life playing men, and Notflix is no exception: she can often be found channelling Gandalf (no acting required here) or transforming into some form of weirdly-loveable d*ck-head
Aisling Groves-McKeownAisling is Notflix’s international woman of mystery. Where is she actually from?! Although she is proud of her Irish roots, she loves to trick the audience (although sometimes the urge to Irish dance is too much). Although she has many guises, she is known as the ‘Tom Cruise’ of the gang; prepared to do an unnecessary forward roll or bridge, dodge imaginary lasers, roll up her sleeves and stare into the middle distance.
Emma ReadA Tornado of Energy, Emma is always armed with a movie quote and a pony tail whip. She's the girl you come to for all things social, facts on Walking with Dinosaurs, ‘what’s on in the cinema?’ and Ru Paul’s Drag Race. (YAAAS QWEEN). She has a love for playing spunky underdog types, with a habit of suddenly breaking into song or good old rap (mutha-f****). This born and bred Londoner is ready to give you all the magic you desire, and if you're lucky, a space bun.
Emily Jane KerrEmily is a big kid at heart, and the red scrunchie is the source of her improv powers.She loves reading; fantasy, sci-fi, thrillers, chick-lit, autobiographies, murder mysteries, notes on her phone from three years ago… Literally anything. She is a massive Harry Potter fan, and was distressed when Clare called a House Elf Robby in a Notflix show.She loves fancy dress and musicals (perfect for being an actor); and yes, she’s the only person in the group who knows what LARP-ing is.
Sarah SpencerSarah will never be seen in a Notflix show, for she is its director and creator; the Goldfinger, the Blofeld, the Dr Yes-And. You may, however, see Sarah scuttling about with a bucket of stationery pre-show. She still has to do this as, despite basically inventing the effing show, she knows her place.
Notflix might very well be the best show you see at the Fringe this year, and the year after that, and hopefully forever"
Broadway Baby, Edinburgh Fringe
"Roaringly funny and incredibly talented young women"
"The Waiting for the Call team has to have been some of the best young talent I’ve seen"
- Broadway Baby, Edinburgh Fringe
"The performers here really go for it with quality jokes, snappy lyrics and unselfconscious physical comedy"
- Reviews Hub, VAULT Festival
"A little piece of theatrical genius"
North West End
"A captivatingly well-improvised musical based entirely on audience suggestion"
"Spontaneous, surprising & delightful"
- FringeBiscuit, Edinburgh Fringe
"One of those groups that can improvise their way out of anything"
"Wonderful moments of improvised theatre... if you’ve never witnessed a piece of improvised theatre, prepare to have your eyes opened."
West End Frame
"Notflix is a well oiled machine .....flawless" "Notflix had the audience eating out of their palms"
The Live Review
"Give them the Tony Award right now"
A Pint and a Play
"High-octane, audience participatory comedy from some seriously funny women"
- Marie Clare, Edinburgh Fringe "shows you need to see"
"Professional, fun and effortlessly funny"
"One of the best things i've ever experienced, ever!" BBC Radio 5 live DJ Nihal.
To listen to Notflix on BBC Radio 5 Live. Click here