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A Sydney Comedy institution, the Theatresports® Cranston Cup is an annual Theatresports® competition between top-level teams, where Impro Australia’s top and celebrity performers come together with the freshest new talent in a hilarious night of improvised comedy.
With heats beginning in September of each year, the Cranston Cup Grand Final at the Enmore Theatre sees the brightest and best fight it out to win the biggest – and possibly the ugliest – trophy in existence, the esteemed Cranston Cup.
THEATRESPORTS is everywhere in the performing arts. Whether a tool in school drama classes or brain training for professional artists, it’s high energy, risky and not for the faint of heart. The Cranston Cup is the ultimate in Australian Theatresports. It took 3 months of ‘offer and accept’ to get the 742 teams participating in the heats down to 94 teams and finally to the 6 teams in front of 1500 people crammed into the Enmore Theatre.
The brainchild of Canadian and British teacher, author, playwright and director Keith Johnstone, Theatresports was refined and developed into its current form through his legendary Loose Moose Theatre Company in Alberta Canada in the late 1970s. But it’s everywhere now and there is a huge world alumni of famous theatre people associated. Take the (now destroyed) Bubble Gum Wall performances of Unexpected Productions of Seattle where GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE’s Brendan Fraser honed his skills. Continue reading CRANSTON CUP : THEATRESPORTS FINAL→