Beginners

Jennifer Drew Pictures by Jennifer Jordan   I wanted to write something, but couldn’t get an idea to land. Nothing stuck, nothing stayed, nothing gave me joy. Then I taught a Beginners class on character and played my favourite game of ‘Sassy Carrot’ (You may also know it by another name of ‘Adjective+Noun’). Every time...
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The Future of The Maydays/Nursery Collaboration When the pandemic struck in 2020, the directors of London-based Nursery Theatre and the Brighton-based Maydays were quick to join forces to become an online improvisation course provider. In part, to help their staff and teachers pay their rent and in part to keep the joy of improv alive...
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We’ve had the best time playing in real life with our Brighton Improv community again. Our weekly improv drop-ins have been a delight with after class actual pints together in an actual pub! Our first monthly Musical improv drop-in was a blast and we’re super stoked to see so many of you back in beautiful...
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Brighton Improv Courses ‘In Real Life’ Autumn 2021   It’s been a long time coming but finally we are able to schedule some ‘in real life’ Brighton Improv courses. I thought I’d write a little blog about what we have coming up and what you can expect.   When will Brighton Improv Courses start up...
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Online Beginners Improv Course – Interview with Jon Nguyen   Your online beginners’ improv course starts on 4th January, what do you like about teaching beginners improv courses? I love the connectivity that improv generates, as well as the positivity and a beginners course is easily the best way to get onto that road. Seeing...
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On April 9th 2012, I wrote an improv blog which talked about the concept of Beginner’s Mind. On April 14th 2020, I find myself sitting down to write an improv blog about the concept of Beginner’s mind. A perfect reminder of beginning again, and begin again we must. Improv is people standing in circles. Improv...
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The Showstoppers, persistence and when my mum tried improv by Jules Munns My mum came to the Maydays Improvisation Retreat this year. She had never done improvisation before, but thought it looked fun from seeing a few gigs I was in. There is no improv community in Whitstable, where she lives, so it seemed a...
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The awesome Emma Bird recently set up Liverpool Comedy Improv weekly drop-in in association with The Maydays. Just months old, it’s already proving pretty popular… ‘I recently relocated from Brighton to my hometown a few months ago. Liverpool has changed a lot in the 22 years since I last lived here. It’s a very hipster, independently...
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