Brighton's award-winning improvised comedy company, The Maydays, has launched a new improvisation package tailored to wedding parties, with the aim of instilling in participants greater confidence and creativity, the key to a memorable wedding speech. In addition to regular performances at various top UK venues (including regular appearances at Brighton's famous Komedia) and comedy festivals, the energetic, high pedigree comedy company now offers perspective-altering tuition to grooms, best men, fathers of the brides or brides themselves, to help prepare them for one of the most important speeches they will ever make.
Wondering how improv - which is by its very nature is unscripted - can help with a speech which is carefully written, re-written and rehearsed? Helen Urquhart from the Maydays says "improv training is perfect for wedding parties preparing for speeches as it enables participants to build their confidence in public speaking, as well as boost creativity by learning the dark art of standing in front of people and making things up on the fly. It also hones the technique of starting with nothing to go on for the speech but nonetheless producing something great. And if the worst comes to the worst and you forget your words, well then you're equipped to just go with it!"
The fun two hour sessions take place at Brighton's Vine Street Studios, a spacious luxury loft apartment decked out in a funky New York, post-indusrial chic style in the heart of the fashionable North Laine, which can also be hired as weekend accommodation, sleeping up to 16.
Prices for wedding party tuition start at £240.00 including two Maydays and exclusive use of Vine Street Studios for two hours. This includes a welcome drink upon arrival.