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  Improv is all about supporting your scene partner so let’s get out there and support our fellow improvisers by checking out their improv shows in the Brighton Fringe this month. Since I am not allowed to read the full Fringe Brochure (because of The Maydays ‘Fringe Show) this list is based on the results...
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by Robin Earlier this year I got fed up of improv. I’d had few months off work, and gone to just about every class I had time for (which was a lot). I meant to learn so much! It was going to be amazing! And I did, and it was – but something went off...
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The Showstoppers, persistence and when my mum tried improv by Jules Munns My mum came to the Maydays Improvisation Retreat this year. She had never done improvisation before, but thought it looked fun from seeing a few gigs I was in. There is no improv community in Whitstable, where she lives, so it seemed a...
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  The Leela Bubble By Heather Urquhart The Maydays Improv Retreat is my happy place, no doubt about it and this year more than ever I was desperate to cross the magical threshold into Leela living. The previous 2 months had been crazy busy and I’d come out of a 4 show Edinburgh Festival, straight...
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By Rhiannon Vivian   ‘It’s your limitations that make you the wonderful disaster you probably are.’ – Nick Cave   We’re obsessed with running through life. So pre-occupied with what we should be achieving each year, so fixed on pre-prescribed life goals, expectations, peer pressure whatever you want to call it, that we often feel...
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Day: Sunday Time: 10am Class: Perverts and Fuck-ups The job of drawing up the first draft of the Osho Leela class schedule is a daunting one. 76 classes over 4 days not including the evening shows and jams. Each year, I need to have a look at last year’s schedule, the student requests, the teacher...
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I was teaching the Maydays Drop in class recently and two of the students who are recent converts to improv and now completely obsessed with the form (you know who you are you two!) cornered me afterwards and asked me, “How do we get to be good?!” I gave them my best answer but came...
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by Jason Blackwater The train and coach tickets are bought, the accomodation is prepared for our August arrival and The Maydays are on their way to Edinburgh for a month. I’m here to introduce you to The Maydays’ Edinburgh experience blog where you’ll get all the latest up-to-the-minute news, reviews, facts, figures, pics, vids, and...
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