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Regency Square Maydays Studio closure It is with great sadness that we announce the closure of our Brighton studio, primarily due to the on-going effects of the coronavirus pandemic. We have loved our studio (and we know a lot of you have too) but the space is too small to hold classes safely, and in...
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Katy Schutte once created a deliciously gross character called Margaret, who lived at the bottom of the schoolyard and gave weird advice to children. I think we all understood her to be dead (after all, it was from the darkly gothic Happily Never After). Anyway, Margaret was a fleeting role and the show continued largely...
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The Maydays at Denman College.   It is with a heavy heart that we must announce the cancellation of our Maydays Improv Retreat 2020 due to the unexpected permanent closure of Denman College which we were informed about yesterday. We know that this will be disappointing news for some of you and difficult to hear...
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As a company we’ve been deeply affected by the events of the past fortnight. We wish to express that we stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. And we are committed to improving diversity and inclusion within our company. We are The Maydays. We’re aware that we are a company of 13 white...
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Like a petulant toddler, I have been dragged protesting and whining into the world of online Improv.  Initially as an attempt to replace my role in the once ‘real world’, and then as time went on and with a little more curiosity than resentment, as a way to explore something new different and potentially exciting. ...
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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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I have been doing improv for over 20 years and somewhat jadedly, I thought I’d seen it all. It turns out I was wrong, which I am delighted about, as these weeks of doing online improv classes have thrown up some of the most weird and wonderful things NONE of which I’ve seen before. Here...
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“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, not the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” ? Charles Darwin. Here at The Maydays our business is connection. It’s about getting people playing together, communicating and laughing. Improvisation is one of the most group orientated...
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