Happily Never After @ Hoopla Improv Marathon

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

Chris is a UK-based performer and theatre-maker who teaches and coaches improvisation in London. He studied theatre at Royal Holloway College, University of London and improvisation at iO and The Annoyance Theatre in Chicago. He teaches for Hoopla Impro and serves as one of the artistic directors of The Nursery Theatre. Chris improvises with Project2...
Rhiannon Vivian has been improvising since 2008, performing regularly in London and Brighton with The Maydays, Dreamweaver Quartet, Bumper Blyton the Improvised Adventure and The Concept. She also writes and performs character comedy, and took both her solo shows (Doors To Manual and Office Meltdown) to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe three years running. Rhiannon has...
Jules Munns started improvising at the Guildhall School where he was a founder member of the Improsarios. After graduating, he co-founded the Nursery, where he is now Artistic Director. He performed with Music Box (5* FringeGuru and Remote Goat) and Friendly Fire before joining the Maydays in 2012. He directed the first run of Impromptu...
Katy trained at Second City and iO Chicago as well as with teachers from Annoyance, UCB and more. She is a Funny Women finalist and winner of the Brighton Festival Fringe Best Comedy Show award. Katy has performed with the Maydays for 13 years, spent over a decade as half of the two-woman longform show...
Jen trained at ACT Brighton and now teaches there on a regular basis. Her credits include dreamthinkspeak (Underground) and Fringe-first nominated Bite-size Plays. She has toured with The Foundry Group and played Ero in The Widow’s Tears for the Shakespeare’s Globe ‘Read Not Dead’ series. She is an actor, voiceover artist, writer and teacher, having...
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