Heather Urquhart

On April 9th 2012, I wrote an improv blog which talked about the concept of Beginner’s Mind. On April 14th 2020, I find myself sitting down to write an improv blog about the concept of Beginner’s mind. A perfect reminder of beginning again, and begin again we must. Improv is people standing in circles. Improv...
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Impro Fest Online: Spotlight on Online Improv   Before the current crisis, we had just started our ‘Spotlight on Brighton Improv’ series. We’ll still be running that, but in light of recent events we’ll also be doing a ‘Spotlight on Online Improv’ series. We want to give a shout out to friends around the globe...
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Online improv tips to help onstage improv   These last few weeks have been tough for many of us and we all have different ways of coping. Mine has been to try and carry on in as normal a way as possible by trying to do the things I normally do. For me, that’s the...
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I have been doing improv for over 20 years and somewhat jadedly, I thought I’d seen it all. It turns out I was wrong, which I am delighted about, as these weeks of doing online improv classes have thrown up some of the most weird and wonderful things NONE of which I’ve seen before. Here...
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The Maydays and Nursery present online improv drop in classes In these strange times, and with the current government advice against unnecessary social contact, the Nursery and the Maydays will be working together to experiment with online improv classes. We recognise that the global situation is grave and unprecedented and we believe the community and...
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  Spotlight on Brighton Improv The Maydays began in Brighton; it’s where we have our monthly improv residency at the Komedia and The Maydays Studio where we run our Brighton improv school. When we started we were one of a couple of improv troupes but 15 years later Brighton has a very healthy scene. In...
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Photo: Heather’s Broken Foot! by Heather Urquhart. About 3 years ago, I broke my foot in two places during a show in Austin,Texas. It was the beginning of a one hour performance with just myself and one other person on stage – I finished the show not realising I had actually broken my foot –...
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From next week, we’ll be performing our Show Happily Never after at the Edinburgh Fringe. We did some cast interviews ahead of the festival to find out about our darksides… What’s your favourite dark tale? (Burton/Snickett/Grimm or beyond?) Heather – As a child I was obsessed with the story of the Tinderbox and still remember...
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