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Edinburgh beckons for the improv group.

The Imposters, from left to right: Ashlea Tulloch, Jill Charleson, Les Sinclair, Alex Garrick-Wright, Matthew Simpson, Thomas Jones and Marjolein Robertson.

SHETLAND comedy group The Imposters have landed a slot at the first Edinburgh International Improv Festival.

The group – comprised of Alex Garrick-Wright, Ashlea Tulloch, Les Sinclair, Marjolein Robertson, Matthew Simpson, Thomas Jones and Jill Charleson – will perform at the event on 10 February.

The comedians are hoping to raise some extra cash for the trip by holding a raffle at their next improv night at the Lerwick Legion on 25 January.

The show, which will follow the usual Whose Line Is It Anyway? – style format, will be founding member Marjolein’s last in Shetland for a while before she moves to the mainland to pursue more comedy work.

“I am torn about my move to Glasgow. On one hand I am excited to get more stage time and more gigs in which to sharpen my jokes. Then on the other hand I will truly miss Shetland while I am sooth,” she said.

“One of the aspects I will miss most is rehearsing and performing as part of The Imposters. However I am so pleased that Shetland Comedy is now an established part of Shetland’s cultural offerings and look forward to watching it continue and grow from sooth.”

The Imposters began life in 2015 and their improvised comedy means they make it up on the spot – often sparked from audience suggestions.

Tickets for the gig at the Legion can be bought online here.