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10:00am Category: Classes[10:30am] The Maydays Beginners Longform Improvisation Course
An 8-week introduction to longform improvisation. The Maydays teach you techniques to create whole improvised from a simple one-word suggestion, a monologue, or a newspaper article. What can I expect? Group warm-up activities and ensemble building exercises An introduction to the principles of longform improv (e.g scene work, edits, monologues) Practice of exercises in pairs and in groups An opportunity to create longer improvised pieces (e.g Montages, Armando) Who is this course suitable for? Adults aged 18 – 100 All levels and abilities Those interested in a more fluid and theatrical style of improvisation (less comedy and game based) Actors and writers who wish to have a better understanding of how they can use improvisation in their craft. Book before 15th March for a 15% Early Bird Discount ‘I didn’t expect to find a space of such unbounded support, joy, creativity, humour and, along with all of it, a veritable cornucopia of transferable skills to cover all aspects of life, personal and professional’

Category: Classes[10:30am] The Maydays Musical Improv Drop In's
Your Sunday Musical joy ride is here! Two hours of improvising musicals with some of the most experienced teachers on the improv scene. For an audience, it looks like a miracle, for the performer it feels like flying. Starting from a single word, you will be creating scenes that magically lead into complete songs! During these drop in’s, you’ll be introduced to the core skills of melody and lyrics, rhyming and choruses, leading to the ability to create songs on any topic right there. In a supportive and nurturing environment, you’ll see how to fit songs into scenes and perform with flair and commitment. This is a wide ability class, all welcome. Most importantly, there is no need to be able to sing! When: Every first Sunday of the month, except October and April when it falls on the second Sunday of the month Price: £25 or buy 4 sessions for £80 – booking recommended

Category: Classes[11:00am] Drop in - Norwich
Drop in - Norwich

Category: Classes[1:00pm] The Maydays Free Improvised Comedy Taster Session
A 90 minute introduction to improvised comedy with The Maydays. Come and find out what it’s all about for zero pounds. What can I expect? Fun group warm up games A gentle introduction to the principles of improv (listening and saying’yes) Practice of exercises in pairs An opportunity to play ‘Whose line is it anyway’ shortform improv games for those who want to Who is this course suitable for? Adults aged 18 – 100 Absolute beginners (including particularly nervous or shy participants) Any human wishing to try improv for the first time or needing a refresher BOOKING ESSENTIAL AS CLASS LIMITED TO 16 – PLEASE CHECK YOU ARE BOOKING THE CORRECT DATE WHEN YOU FOLLOW THE BOOK NOW BUTTON “I’m a lot more confident with taking lead in social situations, if you need to cure shyness/stage fright/general unconfidence, DO IT!”

8:00pm Category: Shows[8:00pm] Dinner and a Movie - with Genre Claude Van Damme
Share some of your best worst dating stories to inspire something even more embarrassing - long form improv. And after that The Movie! See everything you'd expect from a movie improvised live on stage -- dramatic camera angles, tense editing, high-flying action sequences and tender denouement. Never-before-seen movies created from audience suggestions that span every era, every style, and every genre, but never with 3D glasses. There will also be a jam if anyone in the audience feels the desire to participate. FREE.

Category: Shows[9:40pm] The Maydays present: Happily Never After at Brighton Fringe
An Improvised Gothic Musical Tale The Maydays have been quietly gathering an army of fans around the world with their exceptional talent for creating skin-prickling theatre from nothing. Now they are dazzling audiences with their hugely popular and deliciously dark musical show, Happily Never After. Created from a single audience suggestion, The Maydays weave a playful tale, full of black comedy and haunting songs, in a loose homage to cult director Tim Burton’s gothic style, with influences from Lemony Snicket, the Brothers Grimm and dark fairy tales. After sell-out shows at Edinburgh, Barcelona and VAULT Festivals, Happily Never After is a word-of-mouth success that raises the bar on what’s possible with improvised theatre. “Happily Never After is hilarious!” Colin Mochrie (Whose Line is it Anyway?) – Edinburgh Festival 2016 “‘Certainly worthy of Burton” Chortle – VAULT Festival 2017 “As funny as hell” **** Breaking the Fourth Wall – VAULT Festival 2017