2:18pm Monday 5th November 2007
By Naomi Loomes
The Maydays were keen to prove their improvisation was genuine after The Argus previously cast doubt on them.
I was asked to write down a topic and bring it along in a sealed envelopepe.
My topic was Amy Winehouse and from it came a brilliant off-the-cuff musical set in a Spanish vinyard that Amy had drunk dry.
The improvisation is real. The songs are funny and flawless and through what must be finely-tuned leadership and trust, The Maydays managed to tell a story which had a beginning, a middle and an end.
The rest of the two-hour set was mainly on-stage drama practice techniques.
The Maydays also presented a ten-minute sketch about a trustafarian on day release who couldn't pack a picnic.
What's impressive is that these practice techniques might make a group of thespians laugh but it takes real talent to make an outside audience find it funny - and the Maydays did.
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