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10:00am Category: Classes[10:30am] The Maydays Beginners Longform Improvisation Course
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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[11:00am] Drop in - Norwich
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Drop in - Norwich

Category: Classes[11:00am] The Maydays Musical Improv Weekend
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Two full days exploring the basics of musical improv with Heather and Joe from The Maydays. What can I expect? Musical warm-up games Group singing Gentle progression towards fully improvised songs. A whole weekend of improvising, singing and laughing with Heather and Joe from The Maydays. If you are scared of musical improv or always think that everyone else will be better or more experienced than you, then this is the weekend for you. We will be gently exploring techniques to help unlock your inner genius and inner diva. We will be introducing you to our favourite warm-up games, song structures, rhyming exercises and genres. No experience required, just turn up and dive in. Who is this course suitable for? Adults aged 18-100 Total beginners People who want to bring music into their improv People who want to bring improv into their music Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th June, 11 am – 5 pm each day “Heather and Joe were extremely good teachers and brought joy and laughter each week and encouraged us to try out ideas in an informative, supportive and constructive atmosphere.” £150.00 or Book before 9th May for a 10% Early Bird Discount!





Category: Classes[2:00pm] Alan Marriott's CFC Drop-In Improv Workshop!
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Finally it is back! Improv veteran Alan Marriott is once again running a weekly drop-in improv workshop! This weekly three hour class covers all facets of improv theory and practice including blocking/acceptance and "yes-and" skills, character, status transaction, narrative and storytelling skills, plus every fourth week a class dedicated to musical improv skills. Location: The Antelope (The Upstairs "Gymnasuim" Room) 76 Mitcham Road, SW17 Fee: £20 Alan has been performing and teaching improv in North America and Europe for over 25 years, alongside improv legends such as Keith Johnstone, Colin Mochrie, Eddie Izzard, Tony Slattery, Steve Frost, Pippa Evans, Ruth Bratt and Jeremy Hardy. For more on Alan and his work, visit his website at https://www.alan-marriott.com/improv/










Category: Shows[7:00pm] Love Explosion! Free impro show
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This improvisation show is free in every sense of the word and open to people of any experience, included non at all. We will be celebrating collective courage and love of the game in an open stage succession of improvised scenes with interlaced improvised music. The way it works: Everyone puts their name in the hat. The host pulls two names out. Those two people get up on stage. If they want, they can choose a suggestion offered by the audience or they can go dry. Lights go out. A Beat. Lights go up. The play begins, then unfolds through a series of offers and responses. Three minutes - lights out. Scene over. New names. New scene. And so on. You can speak. Or not. You can dance. Or not. You can make music. Or not. You can clown. Or not. The choices are ALL yours. Your duties: Accept all offers, respect your partner and make them look good; choose transformation over ego; contributing and letting go of control over outcomes. Your bill of rights: Freedom to flail. The world trains us to be so structured in our thinking that many people feel extremely uncomfortable and self-conscious in any situation that might remotely involve "flailing." And yet the creative mind revels in flailing, as long as we can stay with it long enough to have some fun. Freedom to fail. With the non-stop demand and competition of the Age of Complexity we are under constant pressure to perform. In feeling the freedom to fail, we learn to flow with it as part of the creative process. Freedom to Flop. To find a place in life where it is okay to look hapless, have a brain freeze and then just move on is an amazing thing. This is the closest we can get to full-on acceptance of our flawed self because it happens in front of a group of people who will applaud the effort. And who want your support when it happens to them. Freedom To Flounder. It feels natural to follow the familiar, and to go in new directions feels wrong, fearful, even shame-inducing. So we flounder in order to break things up. We learn to tolerate the discomfort through the group's acceptance. We discover the scene by being in it, just as we are. Just as we discover the gifts hidden within mistakes and missteps by accepting and mining them for meaning. The people who show up will remind you that showing up in life is a creative choice. They will be grateful for your openness and humanity. They will thank you for playing. Every second Friday of the month at the Sebright Arms. Your two minutes of love and fame. Most of the above was authored by Jude Treder-Wolff you can find it and more in her blog: livesinprogressnewsletter.blogspot.com

[7:30pm] Improv Jam!
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At the Doghouse Bar a free, safe and exciting space where you can Come down and watch, or hop up and play a game or two if you're an improviser. See you there!











Category: Shows[8:00pm] Dinner and a Movie - with Genre Claude Van Damme
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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.

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