Heather Urquhart & Jules Munns (UK) – Ten Thousand Million Love Stories
A two-person, multi-character improvised longform with Heather Urquhart and Jules Munns. Ten Thousand Million Love Stories is a show about love, what it means and how we succeed and fail in it. This show is a combination of the goofy and the sincere. It is never fully serious and never fully joking.
“Clever, complicated, and relevant… Could this be the future of comedy?”
– Fringe Guru
“The perfect balance between realism and comedy slapstick… as funny as it was impressive” – Brighton’s Finest
Heather first trained in Physical Theatre, graduating in 2002 and joining Kepow Theatre with Kevin Tomlinson in 2004. Since 2006 she has 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.
She is part of the Showstoppers, who improvise musicals in London’s West End and tour all over the UK (and world these days!) Heather is one of the Artistic Directors of London’s Nursery Theatre, a fully dedicated space for Improvisational Theatre. Heather is particularly passionate about musical improv and has co-written a book on the subject called ‘Sing it!’ which has a series of associated podcasts.
In 2018 she has been fortunate to be part of the EU project ‘Our Lives’ bringing together 28 Improvisers from each of the 28 Countries of The European Union.
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
Jules Munns started improvising at the Guildhall School where he was a founder member of the Improsarios. After graduating, he co-founded the Nursery, where he is now Artistic Director. He performed with Music Box (5*FringeGuru and Remote Goat) and Friendly Fire before joining the Maydays in 2012. He directed the first run of Impromptu Shakespeare (5* Broadway Baby and Playstosee), which he now performs in and is one half of Ten Thousand Million Love Stories and Sitting in a Tin Can. He has performed and taught at festivals across the UK and in countries including the US, Pakistan, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Finland. He also runs the Nursery blog and podcast and is working on a book on improvisation. Jules specialises in emotionally-grounded, physical improvisation which leans towards theatre. He loves a Harold and a Deconstruction, as well as working with group dynamics in teams and personal feedback for individual improvisers.