Meet the Team

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 Cremer

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 Urquhart

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 Mead

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 Schutte

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

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.

Rebecca Macmillan

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.

Joe Samuel

Joe Samuel is a classically trained pianist and violinist having studied at Royal Holloway University.  He has provided musical accompaniment to large-scale conferences and events, facilitated workshops and designed risk-taking workshops using the power of music and singing for business leaders in the UK and worldwide. Joe has also been instrumental in bringing music into the world of corporate training to provide a slick, dynamic environment.

Liz Peters

Liz is a certified Embodied Facilitator with 20 years professional stage experience. She helps people have more impact and feel at ease in the spotlight, providing presentation coaching for entrepreneurs, performers and corporate clients. Liz has worked with multinational executives and is a regular facilitator on Clore Social Leadership Programmes, delivering interactive trainings on communication and charismatic presence.

Jen Rowe

Jen is a trainer, facilitator and performer with acclaimed improvisational comedy & theatre companies The Maydays and Hoopla, working with clients that include GSK, Ottsuka Global, Investec, Trinity Mirror Group and Facebook. She has over 12 years experience in improvisation and theatre having trained and performed internationally.

Lloydie James Lloyd

Lloydie James Lloyd has trained in sketch writing with Second City, Chicago and improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York and the Annoyance Theatre in Chicago. He has taught and performed improv around the UK, Ireland and the United States and has had the enormous fortune to improvise with a number of world renowned names from television, radio and film.  He has a background in broadcasting and communication, having been heard on a variety of radio stations until he moved the other side of the microphone.  A number of well-known UK politicians and broadcasters have benefitted from his communications seminars and one-to-one coaching.

Rhiannon Vivian

Rhiannon is a corporate facilitator, trainer and performer with acclaimed and respected improvisational comedy/theatre companies The Maydays and Hoopla. Clients include Trinity Mirror Group, Total Media, GSK and Otsuka Global. Rhiannon has over 10 years experience in improvisation, including international training, and has also worked as a senior team lead in many media agencies, giving her the inside track on what makes a great team tick.

Richard Bradford

Richard is a non-magical Mayday who was not born with fully fledged improvisational powers. His background is in education and corporate training. As our Head of Corporate Training, Richard translates organisational needs into exciting business improv training programmes, and handles all logistical aspects in the run up to your event, on the day and in post-delivery audits. In his spare time, he tinkles on a ukulele whether people like it or not.