Spontaneous Combustion

Luke is a founder member of Spontaneous Combustion which has won acclaim as a versatile and virtuoso comedy improvisation company entertaining both the public and corporate clients.



The Guardian
Dazzling, knife-edged invention and engaging silliness… Spontaneous Combustion pull it off brilliantly. “Who’s Line is it Anyway?” has raised the profile… but where fringe cabaret triumphs is with the considerably greater gymnastic wit of
Spontaneous Combustion.

The Scotsman
“As a scripted comedy, what they produce would still be exceptional, but as improvised theatre it is exhilarating.”

Time Out
A splendid impro extravaganza…Top class… definitely recommended.

The Independent
Highly imaginative impro from the inimitable Spontaneous Combustion.

This is the sort of show you want to go to again just to see what this very funny and imaginative group produce on other occasions.

What’s On
Agonisingly funny… amazing to see them working so hard to mould lines and scenes around each other to make a coherent story… inspired, intelligent, interesting, stupid and highly amusing impro. You’ll be bowled over.

The List
Constantly funny… a seemingly incongruous group of characters suggested by the audience are relentlessly drawn together. This accomplishment takes supreme ingenuity and merits applause in its own right. The fact the one liners come thick and fast and the pace never slackens is awe-inspiring.

Festival Review
At its best the improvisation achieves a kind of surreal logic that outdistances anything that could be provided by conventional pre-mediated comedy… hilarious overall effect… not to be missed.

City Limits
Mach One make-it uppers.

Radio Forth
Simply improvisation at its best… the great entertainers of this company work very well together.

The Magazine
Two hours of breathtakingly skilful improvisation… little short of a miracle.

The Good Times
If you only brave the sleet of sludge for one night this week head straight for Spontaneous Combustion.

The Bristol improv Network
“An awesome show from the stupendous Spontaneous Combustion”


“I Have been asked to write to you, to formally thank you for your very large contribution in making the LLOYDS TSB General Insurance Conference such a huge success.”
Nicola Elliot, Alternative Media Company

“Re. SIEMENS. What can I say, you were fantastic… was that a bit over the top? Nope!!”
Debbie Littlestone, Aspect Limited.

“Crisp, funny, well-scripted and fluent with the most technical details… an undoubted winner.”
Peter Longbottom, Meetings & Incentive Travel

“Please convey my thanks to the whole team for a wonderful performance in Edinburgh for IBM. It was very well received – which is not easy with an audience of 1200 people from 46 different countries.”
Ross MacLennan, Project Multmedia

“Re. AON RISK SERVICES LIMITED. … the whole conference was a huge success and the feedback from the client has been extremely complimentary.”
Catriona Rogers, Calabash Events.

“Re. AXA EQUITY AND LAW. Spontaneous Combustion delivered a perfectly pitched performance with great composure.”
Mark Scantlebury, The Performance Bureau

“ Subject: ERICSSON. What can I say? You were fabulous darlings! The client loved you, the audience loved you and of course I loved you!”
Anne Spaven, Alternative Media Company

“Re. DIVERSEY LEVER. A huge thanks for an excellent performance. The event was a great success… the feedback we are getting from the delegates is incredibly positive ranging from “great day” to “best conference ever.” Kate Treen, Projectlink

“Thank you all very much. It was a great show.”
Eileen Folane, Brand Director, BUPA Marketing

“Re. BRITISH TELECOM. I would like to personally thank you all for being brilliant in the afternoon session. The delegates have not stopped talking about the day yet and your impro and hosting were definitely a big highlight.”
Emma Wilby, Jack Morton Worldwide

“Brilliant performance… great show… all the feedback is good… they really captured the point.”
Colin Cunningham, ORANGE PCS

“RE. SHIRE PHARMACEUTICALS … a fantastic show. Great scripts, great delivery and a lot of laughs.”
David Goodrich, Stagecraft Limited

“RE JANSSEN CILAG… brilliant, a pleasure to watch, extremely funny, professional and the occasional ad lib!”
Ruth Pavion, Event Producer

“Many thanks for a top afternoon with CITIFINANCIAL.”
Paul Girling, Projectlink Motivation Limited

“I am writing to thank you for the excellent job Spontaneous Combustion did for us on Friday. The staff really enjoyed it and understood the entertainment you provided.”
Philippe Op De Beeck, Managing Director, HERTZ LEASING.

“Spontaneous Combustion worked with our presenters to produce humorous sketches that enhanced key messages. The audience were both instructed and entertained and voted this National Sales Conference the best ever.”
Richard Bennett, National Sales Manager, EVANS MEDICAL.(Now CELLTECH)