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‘IN REAL LIFE’ Monthly Musical Improv Comedy Drop-In – Brighton
Brighton, UK
‘IN REAL LIFE’ Monthly Musical Improv Comedy Drop-In – Brighton About this event Your Sunday ‘In Real Life’ Musical joy ride is BACK! Two hours of improvising musicals with some of the most experienced teachers on the improv scene. For an audience, it looks like a miracle, for the performer it feels like flying. Starting from...
Online Super Elective: Twists & Turns
7th July 2021
Twists & Turns with Nicole Mischler About this event Improv comedy is fun to do but it is also possible to create deep and meaningful scenes with improvisation. In this 4-week online course, we will use pre-written scenarios to improvise scenes with tension and drama and to create relationships that matter. The scenarios will include...
Online Improv Intensive: Playing Longer Scenes
17th August 2021
Online Improv Intensive: Teaching Improv   About this event Online Improv Intensive: Playing Longer ScenesImprov scenes can be any length. From a few short, punchy lines to an hour-long improvised one-act play, you can make up whatever you want. But the skills can be wildly different. In this small-class intensive, you will experiment with scenes...
Online Improv Intensive: Intro to Teaching
20th July 2021
Online Improv Intensive: Teaching Improv   About this event Intro to Teaching Intensive: You’ve done hundreds of hours of improv classes, rehearsals and shows. You have read improv books, travelled to festivals, listened to podcasts and panel discussions and performed, performed and performed and you want to take the next step. You want to teach...
Online Improv Intensive: Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy
20th July 2021
Online Improv Intensive: Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy   About this event Improv to Writing: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Intensive The class uses improvisation to inspire creative writing – by exploring Sci-fi & fantasy (which may include dystopian, utopian, steampunk, post-apocalyptic, the fantastic etc. Think N.K. Jemisin’s The Fifth Season to Ray Bradbury’s short...
Online Women’s Workshop: Inspired Improv
25th July 2021
Online Women’s Workshop: Inspired Improv   About this event Women’s workshops are an open and supportive creative space. We use an inclusive definition of “woman” and “female” and we welcome genderqueer women and non-binary people who are significantly female-identified. We encourage participants to come and be bold and fearless and meet other dynamic women from across the...
Online Improv Super-Elective: Genre Mash Up with Rebecca MacMillan
7th July 2021
Online Improv Super-Elective: Genre Mash-Up with Rebecca MacMillan   About this event “What would Sherlock Holmes do in a Black Mirror episode?” “What would it look like to have Ancient Greek drama set in the Wild West?” This four week Super Elective is focused on how to take two (or more) improvised genres and combine...
Online Elective: Expect the UnExpected
4th July 2021
Online Elective: Expect the UnExpected   About this event Often we are taught how to do improv “perfectly” but then you go to an audition, mash-up, or a new class and no one is doing perfect improv. What do you do? Take this workshop! This workshop will work on what to do when someone throws...
Online Improv Intensive: Playwrights
13th July 2021
Online Improv Intensive: Playwrights   About this event In this three day intensive, participants will explore how to improvise in the style of three different playwrights: Agatha Christie, David Mamet, and Alan Bennett. What to expect: Agatha Christie Exploring location as character Playing eccentric investigators Discovering how every character can have a motive Subverting stereotype...
Online Improv Elective: Their English is Good Enough!
23rd June 2021
Online Improv Elective: Their English is good enough! with Marie de Waal   About this event You have always only improvised in your first language? Or maybe you sometimes improvise in a second language too, but never had the chance and space to reflect on the experience? If you teach improv, you probably have already...
The Fringe Show
Taking the Brighton Fringe brochure as their inspiration, The Maydays create an entirely new show every night. Each evening, the audience are asked to choose performances and events from the fringe guide. Tours, workshops, comedy, cabaret, theatre or circus – The Maydays will take any offer from the hat and give it their own special...
Happily Never After
An Improvised Gothic Musical Tale The Maydays have been quietly gathering an army of fans around the world with their exceptional talent for creating skin-prickling theatre from nothing. Now they are dazzling audiences with their hugely popular and deliciously dark musical show, Happily Never After. Created from a single audience suggestion, The Maydays weave a...
Tonight’s Top Story
Inspired by newspaper articles cut out by the audience just minutes before curtain time. This is improv without tricks, gimmicks or games, just a live comedic exploration, through scenes and songs, of the secret heart of your city. It is the world only hinted at by your local paper but finally revealed by the comedic...
Confessions takes audience stories and secrets written down before the show starts and turns them into songs, sketches and beguiling stories. Expect, secrets, lies and guilt. ***** “The Maydays are a troupe to watch out for if you love daring improvisational comedy” Latest7 **** “The Maydays combine the feel of a late-night game of truth...
The Improvability Drive
The Maydays combine a shortform improv montage in the first half with a longform finale that conflates earlier games and ideas together into a satisfying whole. “I like to be in at the beginning of something, maybe it’s the Svengali in me – I prefer to see the Arctic Monkeys at The Freebutt, not Wembley...
Pitch That Show
Ideas are pitched live and in the moment every night, for a brand new improvised show inspired by your suggestions. All you have to do is pick your favourite then sit back and watch The Maydays deliver the enticing never before seen show they promised, using their unique blend of improvised comedy, music and theatre....
The Last Ten Years
The Maydays dissect the last decade, using audience recollections from the last 10 years to fuel their critically acclaimed improvised theatre. Expect laughter, sadness, joy, nostalgia…and above all the unexpected. I would definitely recommend seeing The Maydays. You’re absolutely guaranteed a laugh and with a Brighton audience there’s never a dull moment. **** Broadway Baby
The Seagull has Landed
The Seagull has Landed asks the audience for their experiences of Brighton.  Seagulls, beaches, complementary therapies and alternative lifestyles make up Brighton’s eclectic seaside community.  Whether you’re Brighton born and bred, just visiting or came for a holiday and never left, celebrate and explore this crazy city with The Maydays.
Oh Boy! The Quantum Leap Show
Theorising that new episodes are possible within their own lifetime, the Maydays step into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanish. Paying homage to the classic sci-fi series and based entirely on audience suggestions, the Maydays jump through time to put right what once went wrong. Enjoy a brand new episode every day with some super...
Guest Who?
Guest Who invites a special guest to tell stories from their life based on one word from the audience.  These monologues inspire improvised sketches and musical numbers.  Previous guests include Jim Bowen (Bullseye), Rob Rouse (Dave’s One Night Stand, 8 Out Of 10 Cats), Keith Farnan (Michael McIntyre’s BBC Comedy Roadshow), Carl Donnelly (Mock The...