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Lauren Shearing

Lauren trained at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, and is one of the most prominent improvisers in the UK. She is a cast member of the Olivier-award winning 'Showstopper! The Improvised Musical'  and 'Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel', and performs with both companies in the West End and on tour across the UK. 

Lauren is also a cast member of Mischief Theatre's 'Mischief Movie Night',  performing in their groundbreaking lockdown livestream shows, as well as an outdoor tour to venues including Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. She is part of their return to The Edinburgh Festival 2022. 

She is one half of improv double act Breaking & Entering with Maria Peters, one third of three-woman improv troupe Anxiety Club with Charlotte Gittins & Briony Redman, and a regular guest with the renowned Comedy Store Players. Lauren is also a co-founder of The Playground, a ground-breaking night of improvisation that showcases new female talent and brings together some of the most experienced improvisers in the country.  

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