“Simply marvellous” – Time Out.
“GTI are at the forefront of the revival of impro in the UK” – The Guardian.
GTI was created by Alan Marrriot and Dylan Emery in 2003. It started with a core team of six players: Alan Marriott, Phil Whelans, Lesley Albiston, Drew Leavy, Duncan Foster and Dylan Emery. They performed every week at The Crown on Brewer Street in Soho.
The history of GTI
Grand Theft Impro is a improvised sketch comedy troupe made up of Dylan Emery, Phil Whelans and Charlotte Gittins. With its Ten Titles format and with a changing rosta of guests, all veterans from the world of comedy and improv, GTI has performed all over the UK for 20 years.
When the pub came under new management a couple of years later, GTI moved to The Black Horse on Rathbone Place. A couple of years later, the same company that bought The Crown bought The Black Horse and GTI moved up the road to The Wheatsheaf, also on Rathbone Place, where they stayed for many years.
GTI currently plays once a month for the marvellous Hoopla at The Miller and performs one-offs all over London.