After Work Play

After Work Play

‘A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men [and women]’.

Roald Dahl

Just as the lockdown hit in March 2020, we were about to begin weekly comedy and improvisation workshops at Union St coworking space in Sheffield city centre. As the world moved onto Zoom we decided to join the party and try out our sessions online.


Our weekly After Work Play online workshops gathered people from across Sheffield and further afield. Participants joined us from Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Mexico, Colombia and the USA, as well as from across the UK. 


Together we danced, laughed and practised the art of being silly. Connecting with strangers from across the world in a playful and creative way brought some much-needed joy and light to all of our lives during a strange and difficult time. We might even say that braving the uncertainty of improvisation games helped us become a little less daunted by the unpredictability of the world around us. 


Watch highlights of our After Work Play online sessions on our YouTube channel.

“Dancing around in front of a laptop and pretending to be a machine is about as normal as I’ve felt for two weeks!”

“I surprised myself in how involved I got and how much I enjoyed it, even if I wasn't in the mood.”