‘IN REAL LIFE’ Flashback the Musical – Performance Musical Improv Course

Event image for The Maydays advanced Flashback the Musical performance musical improv 6-week course. Left of image the maydays logo with Maydays heather Urquhart looking up at Joe Samuels as he leans on her shoulder. right of image event info: 23rd February to 30th March 7-9.30pm at BHASVIC Brighton

Flashback the Musical – Performance Musical Improv Course

This is an advanced workshop aimed at those with previous musical improv experience.

Lots of modern storytelling uses non-linear narrative and in this course, we’ll use the technique of flashbacks to dive into the pasts of our characters (think Orange is the New Black, Stranger Things and The Good Place). This is an advanced music performance course in which we’ll spend 6 weeks working on the techniques that will take us through to our flashback musical show.

“The feeling of elation we all had at the end of the course pretty much defies description.”

Min. participants 8, Max. 12.


If we have to cancel the event due to low numbers, we will do this with 24hours notice (and you will receive a warning 48 hours before the course if this looks likely).

We want to keep our improv community as safe as possible as we return to in-person classes. You can check our COVID procedures for classes here.

When: Wednesday nights for 6-weeks, from 23rd February to 30th March, 7-9.30 pm each week. Performance showcase in week-6 on Wednesday 30th March at the Lantern Theatre. Ticket link for family and friends coming soon!

Where: BHASVIC Brighton, 205 Dyke Rd, Brighton & Hove BN3 6EG

Cost: £175.00 general, £160.00 concession

This course has two Maydays facilitators and so is slightly higher in cost than our other 6-week courses.

If financial hardships are an issue, we are happy to offer scholarships and payment plans please contact us directly to discuss at [email protected]

If due to covid we can’t run these classes in person, before or during the course, then we will move them online in our improv zoom rooms, with no refunds or credits in this instance.

Improv facilitators: Heather Urquhart & Joe Samuel

Black and white headshot of The Maydays Joe Samuel.
Joe Samuel Joe is the Musical Director of The Maydays.  He is a classically trained pianist and violinist and is one of only a handful of professional improviser musicians in the world.  He has directed and played for a baffling array of improv troupes both in the UK and across Europe as well, as playing...
Headshot of The Maydays Heather Urquhart.
Heather Urquhart Heather trained in Physical Theatre and improvisation at Chicago’s I.O and Annoyance theatres. She improvises with the Olivier award-winning Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, Blues Hammer, an improvised blues show with the legendary Joe Bill and London’s premier all-female improv team ‘Yes Queens‘. Her show ‘Ten Thousand Million Love Stories’ has headlined numerous improv...
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