The improv comedy troupe are returning to the London venue with their show Stuck! in April. TenEighty caught up with RH’s own Conor Jatter about the show.
“It’s such an ace space to muck about in!” Conor Jatter tells us, on why the group have chosen to return to The Leicester Square Theatre.
“We really enjoy the intimacy of the room, and there’s lots of nooks and crannies for characters to hide in,” says Conor. “Last time we were there was just before Christmas, which meant that we had to perform on a set that had been left up by the pantomime that was resident there at the time.”
“For a lot of other acts this would have probably ruined their experience, but luckily for us it meant we had even more to inspire us and play around on,” he continues. “Though we did all come out covered in glitter, so swings and roundabouts I guess.”
The group also took Stuck! to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe last year, where it was well received.
“Oh man, are we grateful for how lovely the crowd was up in Edinburgh,” says Conor. “We had such a lovely room at C Nova, and similar to the Leicester Square Theatre, it had such a nice intimate feel to it.”
“We got some rad reviews and some people came back to see it 4 times,” he continues. “As it’s completely improvised they saw a different show every time, however a mayor character did pop up in two of them, which led them to ask if there was a mayor in every show. Which there isn’t. We’re just a big fan of mayors. Shout out to all the mayors out there.”
The constant evolution of the show, due to the very nature of improvised comedy, is something Conor expands on.
“As it’s improvised, it’s always evolving, and we’re always learning new techniques and the like, but I think a big thing for us is really honing that connection with Tom Bacon who directs the show,” he says. “The 4 of us on stage have been playing together for a while, but Tom’s a bit newer to the group, and it’s been really great honing a group mind and developing an overall style and tone to the show with him. We’ve also got 250% more mayors.”
Finally, we asked Conor what people should expect from an RH Experience show if they haven’t experienced one before.
“An awesome story, a lot of big laughs, and a lot of silliness,” he says. “We’re all mates first, performers second, so if we’ve not made each other and the audience laugh, we’ve failed to have a good time. And that’s what we’re all about, good times. And mayors. Lots of mayors.”
Stuck! is showing on 4 April at The Leicester Square Theatre and tickets are on sale now.
Want more RH Experience? Why not check out TenEighty’s review of Stuck! when we went down to see it last year!