The Maydays is a great resource for actors; trained experienced professionals specialising in comedy and improvisation. We have TV, radio, commercial and internet credits plus years of performance in sketch, improv and stand-up comedy live on stage. Take a look at our individual performers below and get in touch to book.
Liz trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and has worked extensively on stage and screen, with roles ranging from divas to doctors to an actual pig! In 2014 she wrote and produced Toybox, a musical comedy show, for which she was nominated Best Female Performer at Brighton Fringe Awards. Further comedy credits include Newsrevue, The Treason Show, WTP and other independent sketch productions.
She has featured in advertising campaigns for MoreThan and Barclaycard, for whom she co-wrote and shot 20 personalised songs over 5 days. As well as filming a number of music videos, in house training films and shorts, Liz is a regular character voice on post apocalyptic comedy podcast The Holiday After Tomorrow.
An experienced compere, she is the creator and host of Unplanned Cabaret, and has played many flamboyant characters for immersive theatre productions with Twisted Dreams and Beggar’s Velvet.
Liz has been improvising with The Maydays since 2010 and has toured worldwide, as well as performing regularly at Komedia and throughout the UK. She also works with Theatresports and was a special guest performer in Whirled News Tonight and The Musical Armando at iO Chicago.
Katy trained at Hull University, Second City and IO Chicago, as well as with teachers from the Annoyance, UCB and more. She is a Funny Women finalist and winner of the Brighton Festival Fringe Best Comedy Show award. She is an improviser who has performed throughout Europe and the US. Her regular teams are The Maydays and Project2. She has toured with Fluxx, improvised musicals with Music Box and Baby Wants Candy and has guested in many world-class improv shows.
Katy spent several years in satirical sketch comedy with the Treason Show and NewsRevue. She has performed in various site-specific immersive theatre shows including The Butcher of Baker Street for Forked Path and The Department of Unreliable Memoirs.
Katy performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2013 & 2014 with her musical Who Ya Gonna Call? which received rave reviews and left standing room only. In 2014 she performed her solo theatre show I Have an Idea for a Film.
Katy improvises in the podcast Destination, is currently performing in dungeon crawling nostalgia show Knightmare Live and improvised musical Happily Never After. She has recently been making historical comedy film shorts with History Bombs.
Katy acts in TV and online ads for brands such as Giffgaff, Beechams, Barclays, 118 Money, Lidl and Nandos.
Jen trained at A.C.T. Brighton where she now teaches and directs. She’s soon to play Grandma in George’s Marvellous Medicine (88LondonRoad) and will perform in Somewhere in England (Quarry Theatre, Bedford) by Mark Burgess, in September.
Recent Theatre: Mistress Quickly, Merry Wives (Brighton Open Air Theatre), The Lad Himself (Rialto Theatre), Elephants and Oranges (Hackney Empire 2) and as the Witch in Sleeping Beauty (Emporium). She has worked with the BAFTA-nominated Treason Show; Seven Studies in Salesmanship (The Foundry Group); and in the Read Not Dead season in The Widow’s Tears (Shakespeare’s Globe).
Recent online content/film: Nice Media and Futurelearn (Cancer Research UK).
She is very at home with immersive and street theatre, having performed with Dreamthinkspeak, FLUXX and regularly with H2Oh!/Twisted Dreams as a dry-land synchronised swimmer, mouse puppeteer and a reluctant hula-hooping starlet.
Jenny has been performing and teaching improvisation for the past 10 years both with The Maydays (Happily Never After), Impromptu Shakespeare (Attic Theatre (Stratford-upon-Avon) and Bristol Shakespeare Festival) and Two Seats Four Cheeks.
In 2015, she directed a one-man show about Hamlet’s Uncle Claudius (Something Rotten) and is writing a one-woman show about sci-fi writer James Tiptree Jr. She can play the
Rhiannon is a writer and performer living in London. As well as regularly performing with the Maydays, she sings with improvised musical team Music Box, performs space themed two-person improvised theatre with Sitting In A Tin Can, sings with The Concept, and appears regularly as part of the core cast on improvised podcast, Destination. She also writes prolifically and most recently performed her self-penned character comedy solo show, Doors To Manual at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Canal Café Theatre in London. Her second solo comedy show Office Meltdown will hit this year’s Fringe.
Rhiannon has trained in improvisation at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade in New York, iO Theatre in Chicago, and in both sketch writing and musical improvisation at the PIT Theatre, NYC. She has also studied and performed alongside a host of acclaimed improvisation teachers from The Annoyance Theatre, The Showstoppers (Susan Harrison, Adam Meggido, Dylan Emery), Hoopla (Steve Roe), Cariad Lloyd (Austentatious, Peep Show) and American musical sensation Baby Wants Candy.
As a Mayday, she is proud to be have performed as a guest with long running, sell-out show Whirled News Tonight at iO Chicago, and has performed on international stages from New York to Dublin to Barcelona.