Heather Urquhart, award winning improv comedian


I trained in Physical Theatre but started a lifelong affair with improv in 2004 joining Kepow Theatre with Kevin Tomlinson. Since 2006 I’ve been a performer and director with the award winning Maydays, who have performed and trained internationally and have monthly residencies at Brighton’s Komedia and London’s Nursery Theatre & Hoopla Comedy club.

I’m part of the Showstoppers, who improvise musicals in London’s West End and tour all over the UK (and world these days!)
I’m particularly passionate about musical improv and have co-written a book on the subject called ‘Sing it!’ which has a series of associated podcasts. Lately I’ve also been working on an improvised concept album with Fred Deakin of Lemon Jelly
I’m part of a two person improv team with Jules Munns. Our show ‘Ten Thousand Million Love Stories’ is a multi-character longform improv show around the theme of love. I’m also a guest performer with several other shows including The Playground and the Bumper Blyton Improvised adventure as well as a regular teacher with Hoopla impro.
I try to compliment my improv with all manner of acting, sketch comedy and singing. I’ve was a performer with Brighton’s satirical comedy sketch company ‘The Treason Show’ from  2007-15, as well as a sometimes singer with the mercury music prize nominated Electric Soft Parade, New York Dollies and The Fiction Aisle.


Olivier Award, Best Entertainment and Family Show 2016 (for Showstopper! The Improvised Musical)

Argus Angel Award for artistic excellence (for The Opinion Makers), 2014

Best Female Performer, Brighton Festival and Fringe Awards 2013

UK Improv Smackdown Champion 2013

As part of The Maydays:
Best Comedy Show, Brighton Festival 2007
Make a Wish Theatresports cup 2012
Bristol Improv Festival Throwdown 2013

Spotlight Page

Equity number: 00238826
Agent: Shana Goldmans

Twitter: @musicimprov