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  Category: Other[All day event] 4th Annual Maydays Improv Intensive
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“It was truly amazing to be in this beautiful place, learning and laughing with so many lovely people. I really feel that the intensive focus from the Maydays teachers has transformed my improv game.” Spring 2014 Improv Intensive participant. How would you like to spend four days in a grand old house in the Dorset countryside this spring, intensively studying improv with some of the best teachers in the UK and some of the loveliest fellow students you could ever hope to meet? If this sounds good to you, then we invite you to be part of the Maydays Improv Intensive from 21st-25th March 2018. About you: You’ve studied some improv – you have a good grasp of the basics but now you’re looking for a way to take your game to the next level. You want to push the limits, dig deeper, sharpen your instincts and really connect with your inner improv genius. About the course: The Maydays Improv Intensive was designed specifically to help you grow towards that goal. Over the course of the four days in Dorset, Maydays teachers will lead you along a creative path that will enable you to hone your existing skills while unlocking new ones you didn’t even know you had. Along the way you’ll be able to hand-pick classes that suit your personal needs, as well as working with a small group of fellow students – your ‘class’ – as you follow a carefully crafted curriculum, designed by master improvisers to make you one of them! You’ll study musical improv and long form structures. You’ll delve into scene work and onstage authenticity. You’ll set aside your familiar improv toolkit and spend some time getting cosy with the scary and unfamiliar. You’ll benefit from small classes and tons of individual attention as your teachers help you fine-tune your improv skills. You’ll get a chance to perform in a showcase at the end of the week, putting all those new muscles to work. You’ll meet amazing new people – people who are just as creative and curious as you are. You’ll laugh a lot (the Maydays firmly believe that if you’re laughing, you’re learning). You’ll surprise yourself with your own genius. And how often does that happen? The Improv Intensive offers you the chance to play, grow and take risks, all in a summer-camp atmosphere of support and camaraderie. And everything’s included – classes, accommodation and some of the most delicious food you’ve ever tasted. So come away with us this spring. It’s sure to be an unforgettable – maybe even life-changing – experience. ‘Imagine a school where you woke up every morning and had breakfast with fascinating people, most of whom are incredibly funny creative geniuses. Imagine a school where you looked at the day’s timetable and were disappointed that you could not attend EVERY lesson as they were all just too brilliant. Imagine a school where you hoped that a chance fault in the space-time continuum would mean that the lessons would never end. Imagine a school that you didn’t want to leave at the end of the day! Thanks Maydays – I’ve now mentally replaced the memory of my own dull, grey schooling with the rainbow-technicolour memories of last week.’ Steve Chapman When: 21st March – 25th March 2018 Prices: £555 – Book before 21st February 2018 for a £50 early Bird Discount

7:00pm Category: Classes[7:00pm] The Nursery 'Making a scene' Drop in Class (London)
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The best improv classes in London youll never learn so much or laugh so hard At the heart of every performance is the scene, the building block on which all improv shows are created. There is no prescription for creating a successful scene. Some are long, some short, some touching and tender, some daft and knockabout. Each week this class will examine techniques for making great improvised scenes, including approaches to character, space work and mime, game of the scene, narrative techniques, emotion and authenticity. A new tool in your tool box every week, leading to emotionally grounded, rewarding and hilarious scenes which are simple to play! Brilliant stuff. Very useful for improv and for life. Five stars. This class is intended for those who have had at least six months experience of improvisation and want to polish their scene-work skills, perhaps to complement a course you are taking or team you are playing with. Email jules@thenurserytheatre.com with questions, or to discuss if this is the class for you. A very relaxed and non-judgemental atmosphere which allowed everyone to learn from each other. Class limited to 14 participants. 15. 7-10pm. Book below to guarantee a place and to accumulate loyalty stamps. Free class for every six booked online!

Category: Shows[7:00pm] Thursday Night Lights - The Nursery Improv Jam
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A hybrid improv jam/show like no other! Its part jam, part workshop and part show. Each week we welcome three acts, some of whom are newer to improv or trying something new, and anyone can play in our three specially curated jam sessions that help bring out the best of everyone. Each jam section has its own distinct feel, including our patented concept jam where you get to flex improv muscles you didnt even know you had. Want to jam at #TNL? Click on our website to check out the dates for this seasons upcoming shows! Want to bring your team to play at #TNL? Applications are open for our Autumn season; apply on our website!


Category: Classes[8:00pm] THE MAYDAYS DROP IN, Brighton
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The Maydays drop-in is a wide ability class, so everyone is welcome! It is ideal for people trying improvisation for the first time, or more experienced players who want to work on core skills. The atmosphere is accessible, fun and non-judgemental and you will find yourself doing things you never thought you could. Price: £12 Ways to pay: 1. Pre-book and guarantee yourself a place at drop-in as classes are limited to just 16 per drop-in. You’ll receive a loyalty card when you pre-book and your 7th drop-in will be FREE! 2. Pay on the door if we have any spaces left IMPORTANT NOTES: 1. Please make sure the correct date is selected once you follow the booking link, as refunds are ONLY issued if the class is cancelled 2. If you reserve a place for drop-in and do not show up, this will count as a used session and be taken off your bulk buy card the next time you join us PLEASE NOTE: Booking your drop-in place is highly recommended, as we’re often full and have now capped these sessions to 16 attendees. You can still turn up and pay on the door if we have room, but if we have to turn you away, please don’t be offended! For those who still have our old bulk buy cards, you can RESERVE your spot on a specific drop-in session, by following the booking link and entering the password – RESERVE MY SPOT (case sensitive). You will need to have your bulk buy card with you to gain entry.

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