Every night the cast of Showstopper! The Improvised Musical pull off something incredibly ambitious; they create a real musical from scratch, not just an improv night with songs but a full story with characters you can care about, a live band of incredible musicians, and seamless choreography.
This ingenious, unique blend of comedy, musical theatre and spontaneity scooped two awards this year – an Olivier Award in the Best Entertainment and Family category and a Chortle Award in the Character, Improv and Sketch category.
Following a successful season of Monday night shows at the Lyric Theatre since February – Showstopper: The Improvised Musical has announced three more dates for 2016 – 10 October, 14 November and 12 December 2016.
Highlights from the 2015/2016 West End run have included: ‘Peter Panama’ a redemptive tale of off – shore accounting and tax avoidance featuring the Guys and Dolls – inspired opening number ‘Bring Out Your Money’; ‘Queen of Spades’, set in the gardens of Buckingham Palace and featuring the show’s first ever call for ‘Oh Calcutta’; ‘These Are a Few of My Favourite Pills’ set in a Nursing Home , ‘Blatt Out of Hell’ from the Fifa HQ, ‘The Lyin’ King’ set in the Daily Mail newsroom; ‘I never tyre of Georgia’ set in Kwikfit in the Deep South and ‘Bricking It’, the sad history of the Guernsey Lego factory.
“West End is a richer place for having The Showstoppers in it”
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Showstopper! The Improvised Musical
The Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London
10 October; 14 November and 12 December
Tickets: From £20
Box Office: www.nimaxtheatres.com