For fans of off-the-cuff comedy and a bit of audience participation, an improv show is just the ticket – and Shanghai-based group Zmack has been making audiences laugh for over a decade.
Celebrating their 12th anniversary this spring, the troupe has a bumper lineup in the works with five weeks of shows every Saturday night through April and May. And we’ve got two pairs of tickets (four in total) for the English-language shows to give away to our readers – read on to find out how to enter the competition.
The anniversary celebrations start with an English-language show by Asia's first puppet improv team – the PINS (Puppet Improv Nep Squad) – debuting a new cast of puppets on Saturday 10 April, followed by The Curator’s Cut on Saturday 17 where the audiences decide how the drama will unfold (also in English).
The Saturday after (April 24) will see a collab between Beijing's Bilingual Improv Group and Zmack’s Chinese team Zhimakong! Moving on to May, there will be an English-language collab between Zmack and China improv pioneers Beijing Improv on Saturday 15 May. Then, the festivities round-off with a French show performed by Shanghai-based French improv team Zut Alors on Saturday 22 May. Take a look at the full schedule
We have two pairs of tickets to give away to two of the English shows – the Puppet Improv show (Saturday 10 April) and the Zmack and Beijing Improv collab (Saturday 15 May).
For a chance to win, scan the QR code below to follow the official Time Out Shanghai WeChat account (ID: timeoutshanghaieng) and send us a message saying 'I want to win: Zmack x Puppet' or ''I want to win: Zmack x Beijing' with your name, mobile number and WeChat ID by midday on Monday 5 April. We'll contact the winners on Tuesday 6 April.
Follow ‘zmackshanghai’ on WeChat for more info.