Heather Urquhart

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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by Heather Urquhart. Between 2017 and 2019 I was lucky enough to represent the UK in the EU funded ‘Our Lives’ project. An international theatre project featuring 28 improvisational artists from the countries of the EU tackling the subject of our lives and living in Europe. I wanted to write a little about it because...
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Improv workshops come in many different flavours and should be accessible to everyone regardless of skill level.  Our very own Heather Urquhart, Improv drop-in expert takes us through some of the reasons you should come along… Did you know The Maydays run 3 drop in classes a week, 2 in London and one in Brighton....
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We are delighted to announce to announce the winner of the Jason Chin Scholarship for the Maydays Retreat September 2018 is…drumroll…Neville Bharucha, 29 years old from Mumbai, India. On his improvisation experience Neville says ‘When I did it for the first time in 2013, I realised how much of an impact it has in the...
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The Maydays Improv Retreat is almost upon us and that means it’s almost the closing date to apply for the Jason Chin Scholarship. We started the Scholarship in 2015 so we thought it was about time we caught up with our previous scholars to see what they’ve been doing since. Jen M Thomas – Retreat...
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