As another year comes to a close, Impro Australia gathers the best of the best theatresports teams from around Sydney to compete for the prized Cranston Cup in four rounds of improvised fun and theatrics. Hosted by Cranston Cup winning duo Mantaur, Harry Milas and Rob Johnson, the competition promised to celebrate the weird, the wonderful, and the entirely made up.
It’s the late 19th century and Sherlock Holmes is on another case with his trusty friend and confident Dr John Watson. Through a series of interrogations, tips, and disguises, Sherlock thinks he has pieced together a string of murders and cracked the case. It’s just like any other murder mystery except this one is entirely improvised!
Like debating or mock United Nations, high schoolers across Australia are welcomed to compete in theatresports. Or, some late bloomers may come to the game later on at university or in adulthood as a way to build confidence, make friends, and learn how to make an audience laugh. In a nutshell, theatresports is competitive improvisation and the Cranston Cup is the championship of the game.