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
Chris is a UK-based performer and theatre-maker who teaches and coaches improvisation in London. He studied theatre at Royal Holloway College, University of London and improvisation at iO and The Annoyance Theatre in Chicago. He teaches for Hoopla Impro and serves as one of the artistic directors of The Nursery Theatre. Chris improvises with Project2...
Heather trained in Physical Theatre and has studied improvisation at Chicago’s I.O theatre. 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...
Jen trained at ACT Brighton and now teaches there on a regular basis. Her credits includedreamthinkspeak (Underground) and Fringe-first nominated Bite-size Plays. She has toured withThe Foundry Group and played Ero in The Widow’s Tears for the Shakespeare’s Globe ‘Read Not Dead’ series. She is an actor, voiceover artist, writer and teacher, having worked with...
Joe’s mother was a piano and he has spent his life trying to get back in. He is a classically trained pianist and violinist having studied at Royal Holloway University. He is the Musical Director of The Treason Show and of course The Maydays, and a teacher of most things musical such as piano, A-Level...
John Cremer started in improv with Louis Anthony Russo in Arizona and then joined Essential Theatre Playback Company. Returning to his native Brighton in 2001 he founded the Maydays. John works with a diverse range of clients including Microsoft, Deloitte, T-Mobile, Rio Tinto, Airbus, Lloyds TSB, HTC, ADT and Vistage. He is the author of...
Jules Munns started improvising at the Guildhall School where he was a founder member of the Improsarios. After graduating, he co-founded the Nursery, where he is now Artistic Director. He performed with Music Box (5* FringeGuru and Remote Goat) and Friendly Fire before joining the Maydays in 2012. He directed the first run of Impromptu...
Katy trained at Second City and iO Chicago as well as with teachers from Annoyance, UCB and more. She is a Funny Women finalist and winner of the Brighton Festival Fringe Best Comedy Show award. Katy has performed with the Maydays for 13 years, spent over a decade as half of the two-woman longform show...
Liz Peters trained as an actress at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and has worked extensively on stage and screen. She was nominated Best Female Performer at Brighton Fringe for Toybox, a musical comedy she wrote and produced, and has worked with British comedy institutions Newsrevue and The Treason Show, as well as in films, commercials and immersive theatre.  Liz travels the world performing...
Lloydie is an improviser and writer who performs with MissImp in Nottingham and The Maydays in Brighton as well as in Two Seats Four Cheeks – the two person improv collaboration he has with fellow Mayday, Jenny Rowe. He has trained at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York and The Annoyance Theatre in...
Rebecca is one of our founding members and taught the very first Maydays beginners course. She has trained at iO Chicago. As well as the Maydays she performs with Impromptu Shakespeare & The Improvised Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and in the past has graced the stage with Mothers Uncorked, BiteSize, The Treason Show, Voodoo Vaudeville...
Rhiannon Vivian has been improvising since 2008, performing regularly in London and Brighton with The Maydays and Music Box, the Improvised Musical. She also performs two-prov with fellow Mayday, Liz Peters. Fresh from studying at Upright Citizen’s Brigade in New York, Rhiannon has also trained at the acclaimed iO Theatre in Chicago. She has also...
Friends of The Maydays
We're really lucky to also work with these amazing people. Below you will find some of our friends who teach our classes, guest in our shows and more...
Ben is one of our regular teaching, performing and lights improvisers. He also sometimes does copy writing for us.
Harry can still remember his lines from his first primary school play in 1967. At secondary school he led the winning team in the southeast regional final of the Rotary Youth Speaks competition. He acted his way through university: highlights included the title role in a theatrical biography of Gustav Holst, and Puck in two...
Jason is originally from Johannesburg and trained at ACT in Brighton and iO Chicago. He has been in and out of The Maydays since 2005. In 2012 he returned from two years in Cape Town where he co-founded the improvisation skills organisation Improv Cape Town, and established The Long Shots comedy troupe. He debuted his...
Jenny took her first improv class when she was 13. She loved it, and she carried on studying at Youth Theatre Northwest, in Washington, USA, until she was 18. Then, she decided to study Comparative Religions at University. After graduation, she fell in love, and relocated to the UK. She has since had two lovely...
Jonah is an experienced theatre maker and comedian and has appeared at in the West End as well as being a veteran of the London Fringe and Edinburgh festivals. He has created work at The Battersea Arts Centre, Royal Court and The National as well as many site-specific venues and toured the UK as a...
Nic is based in Bristol and teaches regularly at the Bristol Improv Theatre, but when in Brighton jumps into Maydays land, often teaching our Brighton drop in.
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