The incredible ‘Showstopper! The Improvised Musical’ is on a nationwide tour. Spontaneous musical comedy at its finest, it is the first ever long-form improv show to have a full West End run and to be nominated and win an Olivier Award! Completely improvised and genuinely entirely different every night, this is a must-see show!
For those who haven’t yet experienced the live phenomenon that is ‘Showstopper! The Improvised Musical’, the show is a fully realised musical created on the spot from audience suggestions. The cast transform suggestions for settings, genres, musical styles and even the name of the show into ingenious storylines with hilarious characters. From Pink Floyd to Stephen Sondheim, via a primary school, Ancient Egypt, or a mattress shop – if the audience can suggest it, The Showstoppers will perform it. It’s hugely funny to watch.
The group are long running, well known and renowned for their improvisation work. Most cast members have also received acclaim in their own right. The Showstoppers have been working on the show since 2008, figuring out how to improvise in increasingly esoteric styles, including musical, dance, straight theatre, and film genres to name but a few.
In the Autumn of 2015, it became the first longform improv show to have a full run in the West End at the Apollo Theatre, for which it won the Olivier Award for Best Entertainment & Family Show.
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Showstopper! dates are as follows:
Thur 23rd MOLD – Theatr Clwyd – 7.30pm
Fri 24th MOLD – Theatr Clwyd – 7.30pm
Sat 25th MOLD – Theatr Clwyd – 5.00pm
Sun 2nd WINCHESTER – Theatre Royal – 7.30pm
Tue 11th BRIGHTON – The Old Market – 7.30pm
Fri 14th BRIGHTON – The Old Market – 7.30pm
Sat 15th BRIGHTON – The Old Market – 2.30pm
Sat 15th BRIGHTON – The Old Market – 7.30pm
Fri 21st HULL – Hull Truck – 7.30pm
Fri 28th HUDDERSFIELD – Lawrence Batley Theatre – 7.30pm
Sat 29th HUDDERSFIELD – Lawrence Batley Theatre – 7.30pm
Wed 3rd SALISBURY – Playhouse – 7.30pm
Thu 4th SALISBURY – Playhouse – 7.30pm
Fri 19th ULVERSTON – The Coro – 7.30pm
Sat 27th LANCASTER – The Dukes – 3.30pm & 7.30pm
Sun 28th SALFORD – The Lowry – 4pm & 8pm
Wed 31st PETERBOROUGH – New Theatre – 7.30pm
Thu 1st CAMBERLEY – Theatre – 7.30pm
Fri 9th SHEFFIELD – Lyceum – 7.45pm – Tickets on sale 25th March 10am
Sat 10th SHEFFIELD – Lyceum – 7.45pm – Tickets on sale 25th March 10am
Sat 1st EXETER – Northcott Theatre – 7.30pm
Fri 14th LICHFIELD – Garrick Theatre – 7.30pm