About the Society

Tales of the weird, macabre and uncanny. Improv isn't just comedy - prepare to be spooked!


The Society of Strange is an hour of portmanteau horror inspired by the Weird Tales movement of the 1920s-30s, and pays homage to disturbing fiction old and new - HP Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe, Stephen King, Tales of the Unexpected, The Twilight Zone, Black Mirror and many others.


Three actors spin three tales of the strange and sinister, all entirely improvised from audience sugestions, sometimes funny, sometimes frightening...


From the pioneers of British improvised theatre and creators of the award-winning international smash hit Showstopper! The Improvised Musical and Ken Campbell's School of Night. Extempore Theatre has Played The National Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe, The Royal Court and the BBC.