The Maydays team formed back in 2004, though the individual members of the troupe have been improvising for much longer than that. They spend their time equally between performing improvised comedy and improvised musicals and delivering improvisation-based training and development for organisations and individuals.
The Maydays have delivered training to some of the world’s top organisations and Fortune 500 companies and frequently travel around the world to do so. If not, you can often find them individually or collectively guest starring in improv festivals, most recently in India, Finland, Spain, America, Portugal, Spain, Scotland, Belgium, Netherlands, German, Iceland and Italy, to name but twelve.
Here they all are…
John is an award winning professional speaker, trainer and workshop leader. He helps organisations become more effective using improvisation skills and an uncannily accurate method of reading people. When John is off stage he is usually fly fishing
Heather has worked as a corporate facilitator and roleplay actor with the Garnett Foundation and Capstone international. She has worked with 360 Degree Vision on corporates including verbatim theatre technique and with Tao Leadership on bespoke programmes. She has additionally completed training in professional coaching with Cherry Growing and brain friendly learning with Twenty One leadership which she incorporates into her improv training portfolio.
Chris divides his time between teaching & performing improv and delivering creative and marketing content for the international development sector. He has over a decade of experience as a creative facilitator, workshop leader and conference co-ordinator. He specialised particularly in idea generation, teamwork and presentation skills.
Katy works with critically acclaimed and award-winning improvisational comedy companies Second City, Spark Creative, The Maydays and Hoopla. Her clients include Facebook, Google and IBM; where she delivers training and performances for the corporate and public sector. Katy is a Funny Women Finalist and has delivered presentation training for corporate clients, stand-up comedians and TED speakers.
Jules Munns studied at UCL and the Guildhall school, where he first learnt to improvise, studying with Ken Rea. Since graduating, he has set up The Nursery venue for improvised theatre and Slapdash, London’s only festival of improvisation. He is a member of the Applied Improvisation Network and specialises in creativity, communication and presentation skills.
As a founding company member Rebecca has been using improv to help businesses for over 13 years. Previously she worked at management level for The Co-operative Group and a large charity, so she has an insider’s perspective on organisations and training. In her charity role she was responsible for capacity building across the SE and London, honing her understanding of training styles, and making training efficient and effective.