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Friday 5th May - Brighton Fringe 2017

The Maydays present: The Fringe Show

Turn up, tear out and laugh lots as we give other fringe shows a unique makeover! Taking the Brighton Fringe brochure as our inspiration, we’ll create an entirely new show every night. As the audience, you’ll be asked to choose performances and events from the fringe guide. Tours, workshops, comedy, cabaret, theatre or circus – we will take any offer from the hat and give it our own special twist.

Do you wonder what this year’s Chekhovian Mime Act or Bavarian Heavy Metal Band will look like? We’ll create our own version with our award-winning formula!

Previous Fringe Review – Fringereview: ****”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.”

Friday 5th May, 8.45pm (doors 8.30pm), Brighton Festival 2017, Komedia, Brighton

BOOK HERE

18th-20th May - Brighton Fringe 2017

The Maydays present: Happily Never After

A theatrical revolution is happening, as this killer word-of-mouth success comes to the Brighton Fringe 2017. 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

Thursday 18th, Friday 19th & Saturday 20th May, 9.30-10.30pm, Brighton Festival 2017, The Warren: Studio 2, Otherplace, Brighton

BOOK HERE

Friday 2nd June - Brighton Fringe 2017

The Maydays present: The Fringe Show

Turn up, tear out and laugh lots as we give other fringe shows a unique makeover! Taking the Brighton Fringe brochure as our inspiration, we’ll create an entirely new show every night. As the audience, you’ll be asked to choose performances and events from the fringe guide. Tours, workshops, comedy, cabaret, theatre or circus – we will take any offer from the hat and give it our own special twist.

Do you wonder what this year’s Chekhovian Mime Act or Bavarian Heavy Metal Band will look like? We’ll create our own version with our award-winning formula!

Previous Fringe Review – Fringereview: ****”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.”

Friday 2nd June, 7pm (doors 6.45pm), Brighton Festival 2017, Komedia, Brighton

BOOK HERE

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!

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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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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London

Friday 30th June

The Maydays and Friends: Unplugged

The Maydays take you on a tour of improv shows from the past, present…and future. Different formats, different guests and different stories, but the same inimitable Maydays magic.

Friday 30th June, 8pm, The Nursery Theatre, London

Booking Link coming soon…

Friday 21st July

The Maydays present: Happily Never After Edinburgh Fringe 2017 Preview

A theatrical revolution is happening, as this killer word-of-mouth success previews at The Nursery before Edinburgh Fringe 2017. 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

Friday 21st July, 8pm, The Nursery Theatre, London

Booking link coming soon…

Elsewhere

Saturday 10th June - Mount Olymprov, GREECE

The Maydays present: Happily Never After at Mount Olymprov Festival, Athens, Greece

The Maydays will be headlining on their return to the 2nd Annual Mount Olymprov Festival. They’ll weave a skin prickling tale full of black comedy and haunting music, inspired by the warped imaginations of Tim Burton, Lemony Snicket and the Brothers Grimm.

Following sell out shows across Europe, this deliciously dark musical experience is different everytime.

Saturday 10th June, Mount Olymprov, Athens, Greece

BOOK HERE

Friday 16th June - Finland International Improv Festival, FINLAND

The Maydays present: Happily Never After at the 6th Annual Finland International Improv Festival, Tampere, Finland

A skin prickling tale full of black comedy and haunting music, inspired by the warped imaginations of Tim Burton, Lemony Snicket and the Brothers Grimm.

Following sell out shows across Europe, this deliciously dark musical experience is different everytime.

Friday 16th June, FiiF, Tampere, Finland

BOOK HERE

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

Booking link coming soon…

The Maydays Shows

happily-never-after-show

Happily Never After

confessions

Conefessions

tonights_top_story

Tonights Top Story

The Fringe Show

pitch-that-show

Pitch That Show

Quantum_Leap

Oh Boy!

Maydays-10-years

The Last 10 Years

maydays-presents

The Maydays Presents

seagull-has-landed

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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