ABOUT THE COMPANY

Degrees of Error are an improvised theatre company based in Bristol, focused on producing improvised dramatic and comedic work. Degrees are the resident theatre company of the Bristol Improv Theatre, where they rehearse and perform regularly.  Degrees of Error was originally founded in 2010 as Only Humour but rebranded in 2013 to feature at the first ever Bristol Improv Theatre Festival. 

Their improvised Murder Mystery play Murder, She Didn't Write has toured the UK and enjoyed sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe since 2013.

 

COMPANY MEMBERS

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PETER BAKER - BOOKINGS OFFICER

Peter joined Degrees in 2015 after starring in a short film with Lizzy Skrzypiec.  A professional actor and singer, Peter’s past roles include Woyzeck, Sherlock Holmes, Elvis Presley and Titania.  Alongside writing and devising new work, Peter performs with Closer Each Day and is the Bookings Officer for Degrees.

 

 

LIZZY SKRZYPIEC - DIRECTOR

Lizzy joined the Degrees in 2011. Last year she represented Degrees with Andrew Yeoh at the London 50 Hour Improvathon, and for her day job, Lizzy works in TV development, with credits on productions by the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and more. She is the director of Murder, She Didn't Write. 

 
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STEPHEN CLEMENTS - SECRETARY

Stephen is one of the original founding members of Degrees of Error, when the company first started in 2010 as 'Only Humour'. His now Degrees of Error's Secretary and Treasurer. Stephen is also General Secretary and Trustee of the Bristol Improv Theatre.

 
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TESSA GAUKROGER - PRODUCTION OFFICER

Tessa joined Degrees in 2016 for their fifth sell-out fringe run. An experienced actor and comic, her previous credits include Tanya in 'Jerusalem' (Exeter Northcott/West Country tour), Tina in 'Beta' (House Party Collective), as well as several UK tours and a comedy short film series with her acclaimed comedy duo: O&O. She is currently production manager for Murder, She Didn't Write.

 

TOM BRIDGES

Tom joined the company in 2015, with previous improv credits including 'Unspeakable Tales', the improvised H.P. Lovecraft show. Tom's devised theatre company, Heretical Productions have several knock-out Fringe runs under their darkly satirical and absurdist belts.

 
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CAITLIN CAMPBELL

Caitlin joined the company in 2012. She is now Assistant Director of the Bristol Improv Theatre and teaches with the BIT Theatre School. Outside of improv, Caitlin works in theatre in education, and has worked on projects with At-Bristol Science Centre, Cancer Research UK, and Bristol group Rising Ape. 

 
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STEPHEN HARTILL

Stephen joined Degrees in 2014, having previously worked alongside the company on several other projects. He is an instructor with the Bristol improv Theatre. Steve recently returned from travelling around New Zealand, where he met and worked with local improv groups. 

 

ANDY YEOH

Andrew is one of the founding members of Degrees of Error, and the company's development director. Outside of Degrees, he is Director of the Bristol Improv Theatre and a lead instructor with their theatre school. Andy holds an MA in Drama & Theatre Education from Warwick University. 

 

IMPROVISED TECHNICALS

SARA GARRARD - MUSICAL DIRECTOR AND ACCOMPANIST

Sara joined the company in 2013 to underscore Murder, She Didn't Write in its first run at the Edinburgh Fringe. She is currently studying for a PhD in Composition at the University of Bristol.

ALEX HOYLE - LIGHTING AND SOUND

Alex  joined the company in 2015 in preparation for Degrees of Errors' third Edinburgh Fringe run. A former stand-up comic, he brings his instinct for comic effect and timing to the company's lighting and sound design. He is Stage Manager and head technician at the Bristol Improv Theatre. 

 
 

DEGREES IN ABSENTIA

ELLA EVANS

Ella joined Degrees in 2016 for their highly successful fifth fringe run. She discovered improv at the weekly courses run by the Bristol Improv Theatre (and taught by members of Degrees) and subsequently auditioned for the company. Previous to joining Degrees she has directed, performed and written for theatre. She is currently studying at clown school in France. 

OLIVIA GRIFFITHS

Olivia joined the company in 2015. She is currently studying Drama at East 15 Theatre School in London. 

IMOGEN PALMER

Imogen joined Degrees of Error in 2011, just after the founding of the company. She is currently travelling and studying performance in Australia.