Heather Urquhart

Brighton Improv Courses ‘In Real Life’ Autumn 2021   It’s been a long time coming but finally we are able to schedule some ‘in real life’ Brighton Improv courses. I thought I’d write a little blog about what we have coming up and what you can expect.   When will Brighton Improv Courses start up...
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Brighton Improv Drop-in classes updates   It was our Brighton improv drop-in run by John that was the spark that started the Maydays back in 2004. The Thursday drop-in was the very first of our classes that we took online so it only seemed right that it was the first class we brought back after...
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A Maydays Guide to European Improv Festivals   As the weather changes and people around the world start to make tentative plans for in-person events, I started to get excited about the idea of going back to improv festivals again. The Maydays have been very lucky to play at lots of International festivals over the...
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New blog, ‘Seven Ways to end a Song in Musical Improv’ by Maydays, Heather & Joe.   Ending a song well in musical improv can make or break it. You can create an astounding melody, heartbreaking lyrics and beautiful choreography but if it fizzles out that’s often all the audience will remember. On the flip...
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Improvising Babies There has been a lot of talk about a lockdown baby boom. In Bristol, 6 women all on one street  got pregnant during the first lockdown, and in case you missed it, as well as making a LOT of banana bread, last year two of us Maydays made a baby!  We have joked...
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Improv Genre Selection Box: Meet your teachers This year we are excited to bring you not one but three holiday time intensives! Here we meet the teachers of the improv genre selection box. We find out about their class and what they are hoping to get from Santa!   So, who are the teachers of...
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Silence in Improv: Interview with Rebecca MacMillan   Your course ‘Beyond Words’ focussing on silence in improv starts soon. What gave you the idea for this course? For me, there are two things about silence in improv. I realised some years back that in my own improvisation my ‘panic response’ is to be overly verbal....
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