Intro to Longform Improv Comedy – Beginners Course

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IN REAL LIFE Level 1 of The Maydays Longform Improvised Comedy Courses – CPD Accredited.

About this event

A 6-week introduction to longform improvisation. The Maydays teach you techniques to create whole improvised scenes from a simple one-word suggestion, a monologue, or a newspaper article.

What can I expect?

  • Group warm-up activities and ensemble-building exercises

  • An introduction to the principles of longform improv (e.g scene work, edits, monologues)

  • The practice of exercises in pairs and in groups

  • An opportunity to create longer improvised pieces (e.g Montages, Armando)

Who is this course suitable for?

  • Adults aged 18 – 100

  • All levels and abilities

  • Those interested in a more fluid and theatrical style of improvisation (less comedy and game-based)

  • Actors and writers who wish to have a better understanding of how they can use improvisation in their craft.

“I didn’t expect to find a space of such unbounded support, joy, creativity, humour and, along with all of it, a veritable cornucopia of transferable skills to cover all aspects of life, personal and professional.”


Min. participants 6, Max. 16.

If we have to cancel the event due to low numbers, we will do this with 24 hours’ 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: Monday nights for 6 weeks, from 12th September to 17th October, 7.30-9.30 pm each week

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

Cost: £157.50 general, £141.75 concession

We offer Diversity Scholarship places for our improv courses, details here.

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

Did you know that our beginner’s improv comedy courses are now CPD accredited? So now you can earn CPD (brownie) points whilst your employer pays for your course, YAY!

Contact us via email if you’d like to register for this course under the CPD scheme [email protected]

Please do not contact individual Maydays team members directly regarding our classes and/or events, for all company queries please contact us via our Facebook page or email us at [email protected].

Improv Facilitator Jenny Rowe

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Jen Rowe Jen trained in acting at ACT Brighton and joined The Maydays in 2006. Since then, she has trained with myriad improv-greats in Europe and the USA. She teaches and performs around the world, and has a special interest in using improv techniques to inspire creative writing. As an improviser, she also performs and...
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