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Build your own musicals! This advanced music course gives you all the tools you need to sing your way through a narrative storyline.
- Protagonist and Antagonist songs
- Using song as a storytelling tool
- Classic song tropes e.g Want songs, Comedy Character songs, 11th Hour numbers
- Improvising in a musical theatre style
Min. participants 6, max. 12.
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.
Joe Samuel 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 at IO in Chicago and being the musical director of Improv Festivals in Barcelona, Poland, Romania, Finland, Dublin and of course at the Maydays own festival.
This Advanced course runs Tuesdays 25th May- 13 July, 5 – 7.00 pm BST.
Advanced (3 years +) This is our highest level of class. These classes are recommended for improvisers who are regularly rehearsing and performing with a team.
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 scholarships for all online courses in order to make sure that the fun and community of improvisation is available to as many people as possible across the globe.
If finances are standing in the way of you attending one of our workshops, we encourage you to apply for a scholarship HERE or email us.
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