AndAlso is an improv company founded by two of the most experienced improvisers in the UK. Our classes combine the unbridled joy and practical benefits of improvisation. We run weekly classes and courses in Brighton and online, as well as longer retreats and intensives.

With over 30 years experience between them, we (Jules and Heather) have improvised for audiences from eight to two thousand, from the West End of London to the National Theatre of Malawi. As members of the Maydays and with our two person show Ten Thousand Million, we have performed in over 20 different countries.

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Heather and Jules were among the first improvisation teachers to take their classes online. They led the Maydays/Nursery collaboration which was one of the largest online improv training programmes during lockdown.

They now live in Sussex with their two children, Iggy and Dwyn.

Heather Urquhart

Heather originally trained in physical theatre and went on to study improvisation at Chicago’s I.O and Annoyance theatres. She improvises with the Olivier award-winning ‘Showstopper! The Improvised Musical’, ‘Blues Hammer’ - an improvised blues show with the legendary Joe Bill, and London’s premier all-female improv team ‘Yes Queens‘. Heather also co-wrote a book on the subject of musical improvisation called ‘Sing it!’ with Maydays colleague and BFF Joe Samuel.

Heather was winner of the award for best female performer in the Brighton Fringe & of the Argus Angel Award for artistic excellence. In a previous life she wanted to front an indie band and has been a vocalist with the Mercury music prize nominated Electric Soft Parade and improvised many a concept album with Fred Deakin of Lemon Jelly.

As a teacher and coach, Heather specialises in musical improv; Singing and movement, but also what musicality can teach us about the ebb and flow of longform improvisation. Her style is that of a nurturing drill sergeant and she loves helping people develop and keep surprising themselves.

Jules Munns

Jules started improvising while studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he was a member of now-defunct group the Improsarios. After graduating, he was a founder member of the Nursery, where he was Artistic Director for over a decade. During that time, he ran the Nursery Theatre, Broadgate as well as the house team and corporate training programmes. He also co-created Slapdash, London’s first international improv festival.

Jules directed the first run of Impromptu Shakespeare and is still a cast member. He also performs with the Maydays, both in Brighton and with their touring show, Happily Never After.

As a teacher and coach, Jules specialises in scenework, team dynamics and classic longforms such as the Harold, Deconstruction and Armando. He loves to work experimentally and push the boundaries and expectations of the form.