The Maydays present: Happily Never After @ Hoopla Improv Marathon
Once a year in September Hoopla run shows NON-STOP back to back from 6pm Friday until midnight Saturday. Shows run through the night, through the small hours of the morning, through the daytime and then finish with one big party of improv. We’ll be joining in the marathon mayhem again this year on Saturday night 8pm.
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 playful tale, full of black comedy and haunting songs, in a loose homage to cult director Tim Burton’s gothic style, with influences from Lemony Snicket, the Brothers Grimm and dark fairy tales.
After sell-out shows at Edinburgh, Barcelona and VAULT Festivals, Happily Never After is a word-of-mouth success that raises the bar on what’s possible with improvised theatre.
“Happily Never After is hilarious!” Colin Mochrie (Whose Line is it Anyway?) – Edinburgh Festival 2016
“‘Certainly worthy of Burton” Chortle – VAULT Festival 2017
“As funny as hell” **** Breaking the Fourth Wall – VAULT Festival 2017