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  Category: ClassesStory Starters – Writing from Improv
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A Mellow Sunday Writing Class using improvisation as its starting point About this Event Every Sunday afternoon from 13th September to 18th October, 1pm-3.30pm In this class, we’ll use improv as a jumping-off point for your creative writing. An opportunity for you to make yourself turn up, improvise, and write EVERY week. Inspiration will come from your own, and other people’s improv, and you’ll come out with ideas and starting points to pursue in your own time. It’s a buffet of writing genres, styles and techniques! Each week, we’ll look at a different aspect of writing, using improvisation exercises and scenes to inspire and develop ideas. The exercises we do on zoom, may be familiar to you, but we’ll be using them in a different way – like magpies – stealing what works, what we like and discarding what we don’t. Areas covered on this course include: Basic story arc and structure Ways to begin and the editor in the head Creating and building character Science fiction & the Fantastic (extraordinary/ordinary) History & Biography Audience and Who’s Telling the Story? You don’t have to have knowledge of any of these subjects, just turn up, play, and get some words on paper. Any form of writing is fine: prose, poetry, or something performative. Toward the end of the course, you will also have the opportunity to send in a piece of writing for peer review (using constructive and positive guidelines), should you so choose. Who’s this for? Improvisers who write, or want to write, but need a butt-kick Who’s teaching it? Jenny Rowe (The Maydays / Impromptu Shakespeare)

Category: Other[All day event] 13th Annual Maydays Improv Retreat
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This place is amazing – it’s like Hogwarts for improvisers. How would you like to spend four days staying in a grand house with en-suite bedrooms in the Oxfordshire countryside (Yes, we have a smashing NEW Retreat venue for your pleasure!), taking your choice of improv classes in the company of some of the most lovely and talented people you’ll ever meet? If this sounds good to you, then we invite you to be part of the Maydays Improv Retreat from 22nd-25th October 2020. Whether you’re new to improv, a seasoned veteran, or somewhere in between, you’ll come away from this residential week refreshed, energised and inspired. Full info, pricing and registering interest HERE: https://www.themaydays.co.uk/event/13th-annual-maydays-improv-retreat/

10:00am Category: Classes[10:30am] The Nursery/Maydays Online Musical Improv Drop-In
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Improvisation is a fantastic way to connect with people and can help us to keep perspective and balance in these challenging and confusing times, as well as helping with creativity and confidence. Your Sunday Musical joy ride is here! Two hours of Musical improv fun - no experience necessary! Two hours of improvising musicals with some of the most experienced teachers on the improv scene. You will have an opportunity to connect with people around the world and share community and laughter through Musical improvisation games and scenes. During these online drop-ins, 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. Please note this class will involve some solo singing. Our online drop-ins are open to anyone from experienced players to absolute beginners. The atmosphere is accessible and non-judgemental while still providing the right level of challenge for those who want to push themselves.


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




Category: Classes[1:00pm] The Maydays / Nursery Online Improv Drop-In
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The Maydays / Nursery Online Improv Drop-In PLEASE CHECK THAT YOU HAVE CHOSEN THE CORRECT DATE FROM THE DROP DOWN BOX WHEN FOLLOWING THE BOOKING LINK AS THERE ARE NO REFUNDS. In response to the unprecedented situation with the Coronavirus, the Nursery and the Maydays are moving their joint improvisation classes online with immediate effect. We believe improvisation is a very useful way to connect with people and can help us to keep perspective and balance in these challenging and confusing times. We want to continue offering people this, even if the medium is slightly changed. These online drop-in classes are slightly shorter and cheaper than our normal drop-in classes, but still offer the same combination of pair and group work, and are still open to both beginners and more experienced improvisers. Initially, they were running at the normal times of 7 pm Wednesday, 8 pm Thursday and 1 pm Saturday, but this has already proved hugely popular with online sessions already selling out, so we’ve now added lots more! When? Monday to Friday – 7.30 pm-9.30 pm every evening Saturdays & Sundays 1 pm-3 pm & 3.30 pm-5.30 pm Where? ONLINE ZOOM ROOM Who is it for? The drop-in is a wide ability class but is specifically aimed at newer improvisers or more experienced players who want to work on core skills. The atmosphere is accessible, fun and non-judgemental. Who is teaching it? For variety, the teacher will change every week. All teachers are either from The Maydays or The Nursery Theatre and are highly experienced improvisers and teachers. How much is it? £10+ booking fee per class, bookable in advance How do I join an online class? There is simply a link for you to click, which will be included in your booking summary email once you’ve bought your place. *classes are limited to 12 students and no guarantee is made of a place if you do not book. Please note that the Nursery who ticket these events cannot refund tickets after purchase. The minimum age for all Nursery classes is 18. Please also note that classes start on time and if you are more than 30 minutes late without letting us know, you may not be able to join the class, as you will have missed warmups. This is at the teacher’s discretion. Please check the date and title of this event carefully as we are unable to issue any refunds except in case of cancellation by the Nursery. The Maydays and Nursery Online Improv Classes FAQ via our webiste

Category: Classes[1:00pm] The Nursery/Maydays Story Starters: Online Writing from Improv Course
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A Mellow Sunday Writing Class using improvisation as its starting point This open course runs every Sunday afternoon from 27th September to 1st November, 1pm-3.30pm Open - A class for anyone, regardless of their improv experience. Although more experienced players are of course welcome, the content does not require any prior improv knowledge. In this class, we'll use improv as a jumping-off point for your creative writing. An opportunity for you to make yourself turn up, improvise, and write EVERY week. Inspiration will come from your own, and other people's improv, and you’ll come out with ideas and starting points to pursue in your own time. It’s a buffet of writing genres, styles and techniques!






Category: Classes[3:00pm] The Nursery/Maydays Women and Non-Binary People's Workshop: Performance Confiden
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Women and Non-binary people's workshops are an open and supportive creative space for women and all non-binary people of all ages and experience levels. This open workshop runs Sunday 25th October 3pm - 5.30pm GMT. Open: A class for anyone, regardless of their improv experience. Although more experienced players are of course welcome, the content does not require any prior improv knowledge. This workshop will focus on performance confidence. Whatever work we do, we're often expected to present or public speak and these fun games and exercises will get you feeling confident and holding space. Whether you're debriefing with colleagues or performing on stage, you can leave this session with some new tools and tricks for being yourself in front of others.

Category: Classes[3:30pm] The Maydays / Nursery Online Improv Drop-In
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The Maydays / Nursery Online Improv Drop-In PLEASE CHECK THAT YOU HAVE CHOSEN THE CORRECT DATE FROM THE DROP DOWN BOX WHEN FOLLOWING THE BOOKING LINK AS THERE ARE NO REFUNDS. In response to the unprecedented situation with the Coronavirus, the Nursery and the Maydays are moving their joint improvisation classes online with immediate effect. We believe improvisation is a very useful way to connect with people and can help us to keep perspective and balance in these challenging and confusing times. We want to continue offering people this, even if the medium is slightly changed. These online drop-in classes are slightly shorter and cheaper than our normal drop-in classes, but still offer the same combination of pair and group work, and are still open to both beginners and more experienced improvisers. Initially, they were running at the normal times of 7 pm Wednesday, 8 pm Thursday and 1 pm Saturday, but this has already proved hugely popular with online sessions already selling out, so we’ve now added lots more! When? Monday to Friday – 7.30 pm-9.30 pm every evening Saturdays & Sundays 1 pm-3 pm & 3.30 pm-5.30 pm Where? ONLINE ZOOM ROOM Who is it for? The drop-in is a wide ability class but is specifically aimed at newer improvisers or more experienced players who want to work on core skills. The atmosphere is accessible, fun and non-judgemental. Who is teaching it? For variety, the teacher will change every week. All teachers are either from The Maydays or The Nursery Theatre and are highly experienced improvisers and teachers. How much is it? £10+ booking fee per class, bookable in advance. How do I join an online class? There is simply a link for you to click, which will be included in your booking summary email once you’ve bought your place. *classes are limited to 12 students and no guarantee is made of a place if you do not book. Please note that the Nursery who ticket these events cannot refund tickets after purchase. The minimum age for all Nursery classes is 18. Please also note that classes start on time and if you are more than 30 minutes late without letting us know, you may not be able to join the class, as you will have missed warmups. This is at the teacher’s discretion. Please check the date and title of this event carefully as we are unable to issue any refunds except in case of cancellation by the Nursery. The Maydays and Nursery Online Improv Classes FAQ via our webiste

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7:00pm [7:30pm] Dogface Face-Off! NORWICH Battle shows!
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Sunday 22nd Jan 2017, 8pm at the Doghouse Bar Come and watch our new monthly improv battle show. 2 teams of improviser battling it out - who will win, you decide!


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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