Heather Urquhart

Meet the Mt Olymprov 2019 instructors: Heather Urquhart

Heather trained in Physical Theatre and then studied improvisation at Chicago’s I.O and Annoyance theatres. She is a performer with the Olivier award winning ‘Showstopper! The Improvised Musical’ and a director & performer with The Maydays, who have headlined numerous international Improv Festivals, and have monthly residencies in Brighton and London and their own Brighton improv school. Her duo improv show ‘Ten Thousand Million Love Stories’ based on audience love stories has toured extensively around the US, Europe & most recently to Malawi. She is one of the Artistic director’s of the Nursery Theatre which is dedicated to the growth of Improvisation in London and has also co-written a book on the subject of musical improvisation called ‘Sing it!’ Over the last 3 years Heather was the representative of the UK in the EU funded ‘Our Lives’ project, an international theatre project that brought together actors from all 28 countries of the European Union combining improvised theatre with the biographies and experiences of the actors. Heather was winner of the award for best female performer in the Brighton Fringe & winner of the Argus Angel Award for artistic excellence for new musical The Opinion Makers. She is a vocalist with the mercury music prize nominated Electric Soft Parade and sings with Doo-wop punk trio New York Dollies. She also improvises a concept album every month with Fred Deakin of Lemon Jelly.

Take one of her workshops that she co-teaches with Jules Munns: Intimacy & Naturalism, Break it (This last one culminates to a mixer team performance).

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