The Maydays cast of Happily Never After at their 15th Annual Improv Retreat 2023
We are The Maydays

We are The Maydays, an award-winning improvised comedy company with bases in Brighton and London. We offer brilliant, acclaimed performances and life-changing tuition in improvised comedy – the creation of scenes and songs in the moment with the power to make people laugh, cry and think.

Meet The Maydays Performance Team
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...
Headshot of The Maydays Jen Rowe.
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...
Headshot of The Maydays Rebecca MacMillan.
Rebecca MacMillan Rebecca is one of our founding members and taught the very first Maydays beginners course. She has trained at iO Chicago and many other improv theatres and teachers both stateside and in the UK. Alongside the Maydays, she performs with Impromptu Shakespeare, The Improvised Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and in Steamed! The Improvised...
Headshot of The Maydays Liz Peters
Liz Peters Liz trained as an actress at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts before studying improvisation at iO Chicago, and with practitioners from many other improv schools and styles.  She performs and teaches improv around the world, playing with The Maydays and Bumper Blyton as well as guesting in productions.  Liz has had an extensive...
Headshot of The Maydays Jules Munns.
Jules Munns Jules started improvising while studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he was a member of the now-defunct group the Improsarios. After graduating, he co-founded the Nursery, where he was Artistic Director for over a decade. During that time, he ran the Nursery Theatre, Broadgate as well as the house...
Black and white headshot of The Maydays Rhiannon Vivian.
Rhiannon Vivian Rhiannon has been improvising since 2008, performing regularly in London, Brighton, and abroad with The Maydays. She is part of Dreamweaver Quartet, The Concept (developed by Lemon Jelly’s Fred Deakin), and tours the UK with Bumper Blyton the Improvised Adventure. She also performs in 5-star, immersive theatre comedy smash-hit Honey’s Happening, and has...
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...
Jenny Haufek Headshot - Jenny has long brown hair with sprinkles of silver and wears a pale green shirt, smiling at the camera
Jenny trained at Youth Theatre Northwest in the States throughout her teens. She later relocated to Brighton. She has since studied with The Maydays, Jill Bernard, Joe Bill, Bill Arnett and Lindsay Hailey. As well as studying clowning with Dr Brown. Lucky her! She is a founding member of the improv troupe Tiny Dynamite. They...
Juwel Haque Juwel Haque is an improvisation teacher, actor, and director. He is known and trusted for being an innovative and insightful, supportive and delightful improviser and facilitator. Juwel teaches beginners’ and longform improv classes and courses for The Nursery Theatre and The Maydays. He loves to help his students surprise and delight themselves and...
Headshot of The Nursery Theatre and The Maydays online collaboration teaching team, Jon Nguyen
Jon Nguyen Jon is an improviser based in Norwich, UK, he believes that fun, connectivity and inclusion should be present in all improv. He plays with Unbridled – A Nursery Original, The Dogface Allstars, Michelle – A Hoopla House Team, Wretched Hive Comedy, The Comediasians and The Improvised Play. He has appeared at the Edinburgh...
Meet The Maydays Teaching Team
When you take a class with the Maydays, you can be taught by any of these wonderful teachers.
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...
Headshot of The Maydays Jen Rowe.
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...
Headshot of The Maydays Rebecca MacMillan.
Rebecca MacMillan Rebecca is one of our founding members and taught the very first Maydays beginners course. She has trained at iO Chicago and many other improv theatres and teachers both stateside and in the UK. Alongside the Maydays, she performs with Impromptu Shakespeare, The Improvised Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and in Steamed! The Improvised...
Headshot of The Maydays Liz Peters
Liz Peters Liz trained as an actress at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts before studying improvisation at iO Chicago, and with practitioners from many other improv schools and styles.  She performs and teaches improv around the world, playing with The Maydays and Bumper Blyton as well as guesting in productions.  Liz has had an extensive...
Headshot of The Maydays Jules Munns.
Jules Munns Jules started improvising while studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he was a member of the now-defunct group the Improsarios. After graduating, he co-founded the Nursery, where he was Artistic Director for over a decade. During that time, he ran the Nursery Theatre, Broadgate as well as the house...
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...
Jenny Haufek Headshot - Jenny has long brown hair with sprinkles of silver and wears a pale green shirt, smiling at the camera
Jenny trained at Youth Theatre Northwest in the States throughout her teens. She later relocated to Brighton. She has since studied with The Maydays, Jill Bernard, Joe Bill, Bill Arnett and Lindsay Hailey. As well as studying clowning with Dr Brown. Lucky her! She is a founding member of the improv troupe Tiny Dynamite. They...
Juwel Haque Juwel Haque is an improvisation teacher, actor, and director. He is known and trusted for being an innovative and insightful, supportive and delightful improviser and facilitator. Juwel teaches beginners’ and longform improv classes and courses for The Nursery Theatre and The Maydays. He loves to help his students surprise and delight themselves and...
Headshot of The Nursery Theatre and The Maydays online collaboration teaching team, Jon Nguyen
Jon Nguyen Jon is an improviser based in Norwich, UK, he believes that fun, connectivity and inclusion should be present in all improv. He plays with Unbridled – A Nursery Original, The Dogface Allstars, Michelle – A Hoopla House Team, Wretched Hive Comedy, The Comediasians and The Improvised Play. He has appeared at the Edinburgh...
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