Josie headlines new improv comedy festival.
JOSIE Lawrence (right) is headlining Birmingham's first Improv Festival in October.
The Black Country comedian shot to fame ad-libbing on the hit TV series Whose Line Is It Anyway? and is a longstanding member of the Comedy Store Players improv troupe.
So she is the perfect person to open the inaugural Birmingham Improv Festival 2016, featuring 10 shows and eight workshops.
The event will run at the Blue Orange Theatre in Great Hampton Street from October 21-23, with three days of completely improvised plays, musicals, sketches, puppets and costume dramas.
Josie will perform on the Saturday night with The Glenda J Collective, four women who entertain with songs and sketches created on the spot.
There will also be performances from some of the cast of the West End's Olivier Award-winning improvised musical Showstopper!, improv comedy troupe Noise Next Door and Spontaneous Sherlock, putting on an entirely improvised Sherlock Holmes play.
The festival will also be running a series of improv workshops, including Improv for Absolute Beginnings with Birminghambased Box of Frogs and Improvised Musical Theatre with some of the Showstopper! cast.
For tickets, go to birminghamimprovfestival.com