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12:00am Category: Classes[12:00am] The Maydays Performance Shortform Improvisation Comedy Course (cont.)
Level 2 of the Maydays shortform improvised comedy courses This 8 week, level 2 course will go more deeply into the techniques that makes improvisation games fly! Character, object work, wordplay, physical comedy. Learn more about the kind of games you like and your own improv superpowers. And do a show at the end for friends and family! What can I expect? A refresher of the principles of improv (listening and saying yes) An opportunity to play ‘Whose line is it anyway’ short form improv games in front of the group How to do some of the trickier performance games Directing your own short form show Who is this course suitable for? Adults aged 18 – 100 Those who are graduates of Maydays level 1 (or equivalent). Those with some acting experience. This course culminates in a show for family and friends, date TBA. Book before 28th December for a 15% Early Bird Discount ‘More exciting and terrifying than white water rafting. Tremendous shared hilarity and a great way to meet lovely talented people. Failure and success become far less important than just having fun.’

6:00pm Category: Classes[6:30pm] Comedy School Impro Drop In (South)
Every Comedy School Impro Drop in Class is completely self-contained and built around a theme or set of skills such as: using audience suggestions or characterization or multi-person scenes or media parodies etc that are equally applicable to short form or long form. They are equally useful for amateur and professional performers, those developing their creative skills, exploring group dynamics or simply on the look-out for some high energy spontaneous fun. They are aimed at all levels above complete beginner, so at least a minimum of experience is expected. Luke Sorba is a globally experienced improviser and improvisation teacher (as well as an actor and writer) who has taken his skills to the USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, the Caribbean and the Middle East as well as the UK and Europe. He has shared the stage with impro veterans such as Paul Merton, Greg Proops, Josie Lawrence, Tony Slattery and Eddie Izzard as well as current stars such as Pippa Evans, Cariad Lloyd, Ruth Bratt, Marcus Brigstocke and Ross Noble. Luke has performed in and devised both long and short form shows from the Improvathon to the Improvasprint, improvised Shakespeares, Pantomimes and Court Room Dramas as well as Theatresports, the Harold and Fish Bowls. He is a co-founder of acclaimed Spontaneous Combustion and Artistic Director of Legends of Improvisation and has a host of TV, radio, live and online credits. The Comedy School has a separate workshop space and green room and free refreshments are available. Testimonials from students include: Brilliant, 10 out of 10, wouldn’t change a thing” “Sorba the Great, Best comedy impro teacher!” “Loved it. Well prepared, Great teacher, Thanks” “Luke was brilliant, positive, encouraging and professional” “ Luke is an excellent teacher who handled the different levels and abilities excellently” “My first port of call and primary improv mentor.” “Lots of fun and laughs. I could do that every evening”

Category: Classes[7:00pm] Hoopla Impro Workshop
7pm - 9:30pm 12.50 Book online at A flexible weekly improv workshop, different topic every Monday including things like Back to Basics, Yes And, Listening, Agreement, Character and Storytelling. We create a safe, fun, friendly and supportive environment where improvisers are free to play and be themselves. Each session will start with some fun warm ups and core skills like Listening & Yes And before focussing on the week's main theme (different theme each week). In the second half there will be a mix of fun performance games, scenes, stories and improv formats. After that there is an optional social at the local pub. Most of all the focus will be on improvising in a fun and carefree way, and getting lots of practice in. If you want to do a more thorough improv course take a look at our longer improv courses and also our longer weekend improv classes.

Category: Classes[7:00pm] Improv to Performance
An 8-week improv course (plus a show!) suitable for all levels, with a show at the end. We’ll focus on getting comfortable being up on stage! 8 Mondays from 7-930, starting Jan 15. Also available, 8 Wednesdays 7-930, starting Jan 24.

Category: Classes[7:00pm] Improv to Performance
An 8-week improv course (plus a show!) suitable for all levels, with a show at the end. We’ll focus on getting comfortable being up on stage! 8 Mondays from 7-930, starting Jan 15. Also available, 8 Wednesdays 7-930, starting Jan 24.

Category: Classes[7:00pm] The Maydays Performance Longform Improvisation Comedy Course
In this Level 2 performance longform improvisation course, the emphasis remains away from shortform games and towards a more fluid and versatile kind of improvised comedy and theatre, just like the Maydays perform themselves. We teach you techniques to create whole shows from a simple one-word suggestion, a monologue, or a newspaper article. You’ll learn how to create longer, more subtle and detailed scenes and explore a much wider range of improv possibilities. We also offer you the freedom to create your own new forms with the guidance of experienced members of The Maydays. The course culminates in a performance showcase, date TBC. Book before 21st December for a 15% Early Bird Discount “Great fun, freedom, a chance to release…I also found it hard which was good, I want more and more challenges like this. Loved it!”

Category: Classes[7:00pm] We Want Information impro workshop
We Want Information impro workshop. Please note that we now start half an hour earlier at 7pm. Cost £7. Every Monday except Bank Holidays. Now in our eighth year.

Category: Shows[8:00pm] Duck Duck Goose Improv jam
Three top improv acts, plus YOU can play in two-person scenes and montages. Free show.