Showstopper! The Improvised Musical


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Having previously had it’s own BBC Radio 4 series and having extensively toured the UK, Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, received a much anticipated two month long West End transfer from the 24th September 2015.

Each night, seven performers are selected from a wider troupe to create an entirely improvised new musical for their audience, meaning no two performances are ever the same. With a run of 80 shows over ten weeks, this means that the Showstopper! team will create 80 new pieces of theatre!

Audiences may suggest material to the performers, who will then transform their ideas into song and dance numbers, often to hilarious effect. Be it a love story, a comedy, a tragedy or something downright insane; the Showstopper! troupe will work with their material and deliver it in perfect harmony – sometimes with the odd jazz hand in tow!

Cast members include Showstopper! creators Adam Meggido and Dylan Emery as well as Ruth Bratt, Pippa Evans, Susan Harrison, Sean McCann, Phillip Pellew, Adam Pugsley, Oliver Senton, Lucy Trodd and Sarah- Louise Young.

As well as strong improvisational skills on display from the performers, the technical team also need to be quick to react to the improvised drama. This includes Tom Lishman on sound, Tim Mascall on lighting and Duncan Walsh Atkins as musical director.

As well as being a firm favourite at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Showstoppers! The Improvised Musical has played across the world in counties such as Ireland, Canada, China and The United Arab Emirates. Finally the show is able to reach the next level as it arrives on a much bigger scale at the West End’s Apollo Theatre, where literally anything could happen each night!

The show runs until the 29th November 2015, with press night on the 30th September. Tickets for Showstopper! The Improvised Musical London are on sale now!


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