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‘IN REAL LIFE’ Intro to Improv Comedy – Improvers Course
1st November 2021
Brighton, UK
IN REAL LIFE Continuation of level 1 of The Maydays shortform improvised comedy courses – CPD Accredited. About this event Continuation of level 1 of the Maydays shortform improvised comedy courses. This course will go more deeply into the techniques that make improvisation games fly! Character, object work, wordplay, physical comedy. Learn more about the...
‘IN REAL LIFE’ Intro to Improv Comedy – Beginners Course
4th November 2021
Brighton, UK
‘IN REAL LIFE’ Level 1 of The Maydays shortform improvised comedy courses – CPD Accredited. About this Event Unleash your creative potential and increase your confidence with improvised comedy IN REAL LIFE! Great for all levels and abilities, improv uses no scripts or prepared material. Comedy is created in the moment: a playful and liberating...
Online Improv Course: Truth in Songs
27th October 2021
Online Improv Course: Truth in Songs   About this event   Learn how to improvise songs in the moment based on your personal truths, opinions and stories. Practice organic ways of rhyming, creating melody and finding the structure of a song as you go along. In a supportive and relaxed environment, we will help you...
Online Course: Organic Harold
10th August 2021
About this event Intimidated by the cult of the ‘Harold’? Curious as to what the fuss is all about? Want to take a step into long form without losing the freewheeling fun? Or just looking for a way to brush up on your long-form skills? Why not spend eight weeks on the organic Harold with...
Genre Super Elective: Audio Edition!
8th August 2021
A four-session Genre class on audio-based genres- With Jonah Fazel & Rhiannon Jenkins About this event Key information: Date & time: 4 weeks. Sundays from 8th August, 4 pm-6 pm UK TIME Online course Level: Experienced (12 Months+ Experience) Taught by: Jonah Fazel & Rhiannon Jenkins Minimum participants 6, maximum participants 12. What to expect:...
Online Improv Elective: Why Do We Care?
1st August 2021
About this event If you don’t care, we don’t care. Every character needs some motivation, point of view, or something to fight for. It can be almost anything, but you need an objective. That clash of characters’ motives is what drives the scene. Explore how playing with emotional investment, commitment, and heightening, can help you...
ONLINE Musical Drop-in
Your Sunday Musical joy ride is here! Two hours of Musical improv fun – no experience necessary! About this event Two hours of improvising musical numbers with some of the most experienced teachers on the improv scene. You will have an opportunity to connect with people around the world and share community and laughter through...
‘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...
‘IN REAL LIFE’ Musical Improv Refresher Course
15th September 2021
Brighton, UK
An ‘IN REAL LIFE’ 12-week refresher course in musical improv covering a vast range of singing styles, song structures, exercises and games. For those who have done some musical improv before but are feeling a bit rusty after the long break and want to ease back in. You can book the full 12-week course and...
‘IN REAL LIFE’ Longform Refresher Improvisation Course
21st September 2021
Brighton, UK
‘IN REAL LIFE’ Longform Refresher Improvisation Course. About this Event An ‘IN REAL LIFE’ 12-week refresher course in longform improvisation. For those who have done some longform improv before but are feeling a bit rusty after the long break and want to ease back in. The Maydays will remind you of techniques to create whole...
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...