Playback Impro

  • Improv
  • 10am & other times, see below (50 mins)
  • 6-9, 11-16, 18-23 & 25-30 Aug 2015
  • The Free Sisters & other venues, see below
  • Free
Playback Impro.

Show details

Improv starring Julia Munrow, Roderick Millar, Mark Gray, Emily Butler, Bill Davies, Chloe Conquest, Dan Skili and Mark Huhnen performed on the following days in August 2015...

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Days marked with a + indicate multiple performances.
Differing performance details

'A real standout from all the stand-up, this is comic improvisation theatre-style. It can be anything from a mundane event on the way to the theatre, to a traumatic childhood experience. The interaction is fun, compelling and very imaginative. And the quick-witted troupe step into your story, giving it a genre and treatment in seconds - making it very slick. 'Will keep you coming back for another unrepeatable performance' ***** (Mirror). 'It doesn't get any better than this. Spontaneous, ingenious and thoroughly entertaining. One hour was way too short for this treat' **** (

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Press coverage

Full press release

Playback can be funny, sad, silly, moving, amazing...

Playback Impro plays back moments and stories taken from the audience on the spot. Come and tell a story or moment from your life and get the actors to play it back... or just sit back and let others tell theirs. Interactive if you want but no compulsion to join in, Playback is performed internationally.
Spontaneous live theatre.

A Drunken Sailor Plays Back was formed in November 2013 and performs monthly at the Bread & Roses pub theatre in London. After two enjoyable runs at the Brighton Fringe and one at Edinburgh 2014, A Drunken Sailor Playback Impro comes to Edinburgh 2015 for a full run - two shows every day except Mondays.


The list of performers (which rotates throughout Edinburgh) comprises of:

Roderick Millar
Julia Munrow
Mark Gray
Emily Butler
Bill Davies
Chloe Conquest
Dan Skili
Mark Huhnen


Person Role
Roderick Millar Self
Julia Munrow Self
Mark Gray Self
Emily Butler Self
Bill Davies Self
Chloe Conquest Self
Dan Skili Self
Mark Huhnen Self