Shows

Upcoming shows

Brighton

 

Friday 1st September

The Maydays present: Confessions! & Guest Improv Superstars

As well as performing our 5-star show ‘Confessions’, we’ll also be joined by our guest improv superstars, the mighty “masters of tomfoolery”, The RH Experience to get your laughing gear in order!

Youtube stars The RH Experience present Scribble: An hour of weird, wonderful and downright hilarious comedy, storytelling and songs, all against an ever changing live-illustrated backdrop!

Charming lo-fi visuals twinned with razor sharp improvisation and character driven narratives guarantee that The RH Experience’s Scribble is the perfect night out for all comedy and art lovers.

As seen on E4!

“The RH experience are not the pioneers of tomfoolery: they are the masters.”
ThreeWeeks 

JokePit 

Confessions takes audience stories and secrets written down before the show starts and turns them into songs, sketches and beguiling stories. Expect, secrets, lies and guilt. “…one of the best improvised shows out there, you get the feeling that any of these actors could easily hold their own with the likes of Merton, Frost and Jupitus…a must see” ***** Chortle

Friday 1st September, 7.30pm, Komedia Brighton
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Tuesday 12th September

The Maydays present: Confessions at the Comedy Caravan Improvised Comedy Special

We’re delighted to play at the Comedy Caravan Improvised Comedy Special, in support of the amazing work the The Carers Centre for Brighton and Hove do all year round – “Supporting unpaid carers throughout Brighton & Hove since 1988”.

They’ve got a jam packed line up of local improv superstars, as well as The Maydays, they’ve also got our friends from Blanket FortTea & ToastBroken Guru & Bubblegum Fred.

So come and join us for a night of improv joy and help lend a hand while you laugh yourselves silly!

Tuesday 12th September, 7.30pm, Komedia Brighton
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Friday 6th October

The Maydays present: Tonight’s Top Story & guest improv Superstars

As well as performing our 5-star show ‘Tonight’s Top Story’, we’ll be joined by guest improv superstars  to get your laughing gear in order.

Our critically acclaimed show is inspired by newspaper articles cut out by the audience just minutes before curtain time. This is improv without tricks, gimmicks or games, just a live comedic exploration, through scenes and songs, of the secret heart of your city. It is the world only hinted at by your local paper, but finally revealed by the comedic x-ray vision of The Maydays. “…speed of thought and action, the ability to take on character and accent and the knack of making it all funny is a special gift, one The Maydays have in bucketfuls.” ***** The Argus

Friday 6th October, 7.30pm, Komedia Brighton
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Friday 3rd November

The Maydays present: Confessions! & Guest Improv Superstars

As well as performing our 5-star show ‘Confessions’, we’ll also be joined by our guest improv superstars to get your laughing gear in order!

Confessions takes audience stories and secrets written down before the show starts and turns them into songs, sketches and beguiling stories. Expect, secrets, lies and guilt. “…one of the best improvised shows out there, you get the feeling that any of these actors could easily hold their own with the likes of Merton, Frost and Jupitus…a must see” ***** Chortle

Friday 3rd November, 7.30pm, Komedia Brighton
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Friday 1st December

The Maydays present: Tonight’s Top Story & guest improv Superstars

As well as performing our 5-star show ‘Tonight’s Top Story’, we’ll be joined by guest improv superstars  to get your laughing gear in order.

Our critically acclaimed show is inspired by newspaper articles cut out by the audience just minutes before curtain time. This is improv without tricks, gimmicks or games, just a live comedic exploration, through scenes and songs, of the secret heart of your city. It is the world only hinted at by your local paper, but finally revealed by the comedic x-ray vision of The Maydays. “…speed of thought and action, the ability to take on character and accent and the knack of making it all funny is a special gift, one The Maydays have in bucketfuls.” ***** The Argus

Friday 1st December, 7.30pm, Komedia Brighton
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Elsewhere

3rd-13th August - Edinburgh Festival, EDINBURGH

The Maydays present: Happily Never After at Edinburgh Festival

A theatrical revolution is happening! The Maydays have been quietly gathering an army of fans around the world with their exceptional talent for creating skin-prickling theatre from nothing. Now they are dazzling audiences with their hugely popular and deliciously dark musical show, Happily Never After. Created from a single audience suggestion, The Maydays weave a playful tale, full of black comedy and haunting songs, in a loose homage to cult director Tim Burton’s gothic style, with influences from Lemony Snicket, the Brothers Grimm and dark fairy tales.

After sell-out shows at Edinburgh 2016, Barcelona 2016 and VAULT 2017 Festivals, Happily Never After is a word-of-mouth success that raises the bar on what’s possible with improvised theatre.

“Happily Never After is hilarious!” Colin Mochrie (Whose Line is it Anyway?) – Edinburgh Festival 2016

“‘Certainly worthy of Burton” Chortle – VAULT Festival 2017

“As funny as hell” **** Breaking the Fourth Wall – VAULT Festival 2017

3rd – 13th August, 4.30pm, Just the Tonic, The Caves, Just the Big Room, 8-12 Niddry Street South Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1NS

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Friday 27th October Birmingham Improv Festival

The Maydays present: Happily Never After at Birmingham Improv Festival

A theatrical revolution is happening! The Maydays have been quietly gathering an army of fans around the world with their exceptional talent for creating skin-prickling theatre from nothing. Now they are dazzling audiences with their hugely popular and deliciously dark musical show, Happily Never After. Created from a single audience suggestion, The Maydays weave a playful tale, full of black comedy and haunting songs, in a loose homage to cult director Tim Burton’s gothic style, with influences from Lemony Snicket, the Brothers Grimm and dark fairy tales.

After sell-out shows at Edinburgh 2016, Barcelona 2016, VAULT 2017, Finland 2017 and Barcelona 2017 Festivals, Happily Never After is a word-of-mouth success that raises the bar on what’s possible with improvised theatre.

“Happily Never After is hilarious!” Colin Mochrie (Whose Line is it Anyway?) – Edinburgh Festival 2016

“‘Certainly worthy of Burton” Chortle – VAULT Festival 2017

“As funny as hell” **** Breaking the Fourth Wall – VAULT Festival 2017

Friday 27th October, 8pm, doors 7.30pm, The Blue Orange Theatre, 118 great Hampton Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, B18 6AD

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London

Saturday 30th September

The Maydays present: Pitch That Show

Ideas are pitched live and in the moment every night, for a brand new improvised show inspired by your suggestions. All you have to do is pick your favourite then sit back and watch The Maydays deliver the enticing never before seen show they promised, using their unique blend of improvised comedy, music and theatre. And as it’s made up on the spot, no two shows are ever the same.

The Mayday’s seize the opportunity to stretch their creativity with vigour” Chortle

Saturday 30th September, 8pm, Hoopla Improv Comedy Club, The Miller,  96 Snowsfields Road, London Bridge, London, SE1 3SS

BOOK HERE

Saturday 14th October

The Maydays present: Happily Never After

The Maydays have been quietly gathering an army of fans around the world with their exceptional talent for creating skin-prickling theatre from nothing. Now they are dazzling audiences with their hugely popular and deliciously dark musical show, Happily Never After. Created from a single audience suggestion, The Maydays weave a playful tale, full of black comedy and haunting songs, in a loose homage to cult director Tim Burton’s gothic style, with influences from Lemony Snicket, the Brothers Grimm and dark fairy tales.

After sell-out shows at Edinburgh, Barcelona and VAULT Festivals, Happily Never After is a word-of-mouth success that raises the bar on what’s possible with improvised theatre.

“Happily Never After is hilarious!” Colin Mochrie (Whose Line is it Anyway?) – Edinburgh Festival 2016

“‘Certainly worthy of Burton” Chortle – VAULT Festival 2017

“As funny as hell” **** Breaking the Fourth Wall – VAULT Festival 2017

Saturday 14th October, 8pm, The Nursery Theatre2 Finsbury Avenue, London, EC2M 2PP

BOOK HERE

Saturday 21st October

The Maydays present: Pitch That Show

Ideas are pitched live and in the moment every night, for a brand new improvised show inspired by your suggestions. All you have to do is pick your favourite then sit back and watch The Maydays deliver the enticing never before seen show they promised, using their unique blend of improvised comedy, music and theatre. And as it’s made up on the spot, no two shows are ever the same.

The Mayday’s seize the opportunity to stretch their creativity with vigour” Chortle

Saturday 21st October, 8pm, Hoopla Improv Comedy Club, The Miller,  96 Snowsfields Road, London Bridge, London, SE1 3SS

BOOK HERE

Saturday 11th November

The Maydays present: Pitch That Show

Ideas are pitched live and in the moment every night, for a brand new improvised show inspired by your suggestions. All you have to do is pick your favourite then sit back and watch The Maydays deliver the enticing never before seen show they promised, using their unique blend of improvised comedy, music and theatre. And as it’s made up on the spot, no two shows are ever the same.

The Mayday’s seize the opportunity to stretch their creativity with vigour” Chortle

Saturday 11th November, 8pm, Hoopla Improv Comedy Club, The Miller,  96 Snowsfields Road, London Bridge, London, SE1 3SS

BOOK HERE

Saturday 18th November

The Maydays present: Happily Never After

The Maydays have been quietly gathering an army of fans around the world with their exceptional talent for creating skin-prickling theatre from nothing. Now they are dazzling audiences with their hugely popular and deliciously dark musical show, Happily Never After. Created from a single audience suggestion, The Maydays weave a playful tale, full of black comedy and haunting songs, in a loose homage to cult director Tim Burton’s gothic style, with influences from Lemony Snicket, the Brothers Grimm and dark fairy tales.

After sell-out shows at Edinburgh, Barcelona and VAULT Festivals, Happily Never After is a word-of-mouth success that raises the bar on what’s possible with improvised theatre.

“Happily Never After is hilarious!” Colin Mochrie (Whose Line is it Anyway?) – Edinburgh Festival 2016

“‘Certainly worthy of Burton” Chortle – VAULT Festival 2017

“As funny as hell” **** Breaking the Fourth Wall – VAULT Festival 2017

Saturday 18th November, 8pm, The Nursery Theatre2 Finsbury Avenue, London, EC2M 2PP

BOOK HERE

Saturday 9th December

The Maydays present: Pitch That Show

Ideas are pitched live and in the moment every night, for a brand new improvised show inspired by your suggestions. All you have to do is pick your favourite then sit back and watch The Maydays deliver the enticing never before seen show they promised, using their unique blend of improvised comedy, music and theatre. And as it’s made up on the spot, no two shows are ever the same.

The Mayday’s seize the opportunity to stretch their creativity with vigour” Chortle

Saturday 9th December, 8pm, Hoopla Improv Comedy Club, The Miller,  96 Snowsfields Road, London Bridge, London, SE1 3SS

BOOK HERE

Saturday 16th December

The Maydays present: Happily Never After

The Maydays have been quietly gathering an army of fans around the world with their exceptional talent for creating skin-prickling theatre from nothing. Now they are dazzling audiences with their hugely popular and deliciously dark musical show, Happily Never After. Created from a single audience suggestion, The Maydays weave a playful tale, full of black comedy and haunting songs, in a loose homage to cult director Tim Burton’s gothic style, with influences from Lemony Snicket, the Brothers Grimm and dark fairy tales.

After sell-out shows at Edinburgh, Barcelona and VAULT Festivals, Happily Never After is a word-of-mouth success that raises the bar on what’s possible with improvised theatre.

“Happily Never After is hilarious!” Colin Mochrie (Whose Line is it Anyway?) – Edinburgh Festival 2016

“‘Certainly worthy of Burton” Chortle – VAULT Festival 2017

“As funny as hell” **** Breaking the Fourth Wall – VAULT Festival 2017

Saturday 16th December, 8pm, The Nursery Theatre2 Finsbury Avenue, London, EC2M 2PP

BOOK HERE

The Maydays Shows

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Happily Never After

confessions

Conefessions

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Tonights Top Story

The Fringe Show

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Pitch That Show

Quantum_Leap

Oh Boy!

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The Last 10 Years

maydays-presents

The Maydays Presents

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The Seagull Has Landed

guest-who

Guest Who?

Reviews of some of our shows

  • One of the best improvised shows out there, and you get the feeling that any of these actors could easily hold their own with the likes of Merton, Frost and Jupitus… a must see.

    — Chortle —
  • Sometimes inspired, always great, occasionally laceratingly funny, and at times deeply affecting.

    — Fringe Guru —
  • The Maydays are England’s vanguard of long-form improvisation.

    — Jason Chin, iO Chicago —
  • The Maydays are an improv ensemble firmly committed to artistic growth and challenge unwilling to settle for simply being awesome. It makes them exciting to watch and a pleasure to work with.

    — Rich and Rebecca Sohn of The Annoyance, Chicago —
  • They’re funny, confident, imaginative, charming and not afraid of making themselves look ridiculous. They will turn your secrets and stories into something to make you laugh your socks off. Go see them if you can.

    — Fringe Review —
  • First class improv-comedy.

    — The Latest —
  • The energy and enthusiasm from the five performers had the audience laughing and cheering at their rapid wit, sharp satire and clever characterisation.

    — A Younger Theatre —
  • There is no doubt The Maydays are a reputable and extremely talented group, the task they undertake to provide on the spot entertainment is no small feat and is most definitely achieved through astonishing ease and enthusiasm.

    — We Love Brighton —

 

 

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