SOLD OUT! Online Improv Elective: Monoscene

on te left a picture of heather urquhart on stage. on the right the maydays and the nursery theatre logo's. underneath the text: monoscene with Heather Urquhart. 1 time 2.5 hours, Level experienced. Wednesday 16 th June. 7 to 9:30pm. BST

Online Improv Elective: Monoscene


About this event

A Monoscene is a format where a single long scene takes places in the same space and time, like an improvised one-act play with no blackouts. Rather than lots of short scenes like a normal longform or narrative structure, players will make use of entrances and exits to move between beats, get to know characters and change the tone and pace.

During this workshop, players will gain a solid understanding of the delights and purposes of this form, as well as have opportunities to practise and watch it.

What to expect:

  • A Naturalistic style of play
  • Well-drawn characters
  • Relationship development
  • Discovering the drama and comedy with the restrictions of real-time and the tropes of farce.


Min. participants 6, max. participants 8. If we have to cancel the event due to low numbers, we will do this with 24 hours notice.

Heather Urquhart trained in Physical Theatre and has studied improvisation at Chicago’s I.O theatre and Annoyance. She improvises with the Olivier Award-winning Showstopper! The ImprovisedMusical and is one of the directors of The Maydays. Her duo improv show ‘Ten Thousand Million Love Stories’ has also toured extensively most recently to Texas, Montreal and Karachi.

Heather’s other regular improv exploits include The Bumper Blyton Improvised Adventure, The Playground and The Concept and she is also a co-artistic director at The Nursery Theatre.

Heather was winner of the award for best female performer in the Brighton Fringe Festival 2013 and winner of the Argus Angel Award for artistic excellence for new musical The Opinion Makers in 2014. She is a guest vocalist with the mercury music prize nominated Electric Soft Parade and sings ‘Sing it!’ which has a series of associated podcasts.

This Experienced elective runs Wednesday 16th June 7 pm – 9.30 pm BST

Experienced (12 months+) A class for skilful players, especially those who have finished improv training programmes at their school and are looking to widen their horizons. These classes will make the assumption that you are comfortable performing longform improvisation and will push you.

Whatever the level of ability required, all of our classes are safe, supportive environments led by our experienced teachers. Please email us if you are unsure whether a class is suitable for you. If you sign up for a class inappropriate to your level the Nursery/Maydays reserved the right to remove you from the class without refund.

We offer free places for all online drop-ins and electives in order to make sure that the fun and community of improvisation is available to as many people as possible across the globe.

  • Free tickets available to those who are unable to afford them
  • Option to Buy a place, Give a place – for yourself and a place for someone less able to afford it.

NB: Our electives frequently sell out, but do not despair if this class has. You have not missed your shot. If enough people join the waiting list, we are often able to put the same class on a few days after or in parallel. So if you were excited, join up and we will be in touch.


Closed captioning is available in all of our classes and courses. If you need any information on how to access this in zoom, please contact [email protected]


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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