Dear friends,

First of all: much love from all of us at The Nursery.

Are you OK? Are you coping? Don’t be afraid to ask for help or support in any way, be that through a chat or maybe asking someone to do a run to the shops if you can’t go out yourself. We hope you’re connecting with friends and family if you can by online means, or that you’re undertaking something you always wanted to but never had the time for, or that you’re simply breathing and taking your time to find calm. These are strange and unprecedented times for most of us and many of us worry about loved ones, livelihoods, and the state of the world in general. Let’s continue to support each other and the people around us as much as we can.

Following the latest government advice on a general lockdown we will not be running any physical drop ins for at least another three weeks (mid April at the earliest). But this doesn’t mean we’re no longer doing improv! As you might know, we started online Nursery/Maydays drop ins recently. It is such a joy and pleasure to see so many of you there – thank you for your incredible support. We will be adding more drop ins in the days to come, so join us for a laugh, perhaps a cry, and certainly a lot of friendly faces. And although we have tried to price them reasonably, if you are struggling at the moment, do let us know via mail@thenurserytheatre.com and we will try our utmost to help. Because improv is for everyone, everywhere.

It’s not only a way of laughing your head off so hard you think you might explode, it is also a means to support and uplift each other, and to come together. We’re glad to be able to continue to do so now, but for us too, these are uncertain times. We have many wonderful people who work very hard to keep our charity going, and a bunch of amazing teachers who bring you the joy of improv who we want to support in every way we can. If you feel the same and are in a position to do so, please consider supporting The Nursery through our Patreon membership. So we can continue to make and teach this awesome art form together.

Thank you, take care and stay safe (at home)

Jules and Judith