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Showstopper! The Improvised Musical
30 Jan 2021
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★★★★★ ‘So polished, it defies belief.’ Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ ‘If this is what improv can do, you wonder why anyone bothers writing anything down.’ The Times
★★★★★ ‘Achingly funny… Worth seeing again and again.’ Time Out Critics’ Choice
Spontaneous musical comedy at its absolute finest – direct from the West End and now heading to the Playhouse!
With twelve years as an Edinburgh Fringe must-see phenomenon, a BBC Radio 4 series, a critically acclaimed West End run and an Olivier Award to their name, The Showstoppers have delighted audiences across the globe with their ingenious blend of comedy, musical theatre and spontaneity.
A brand new musical comedy is created from scratch at each performance of this award-winning show as audience suggestions are transformed on the spot into all-singing, all-dancing productions with hilarious results. These incredible performers are guaranteed to impress as they create shows packed with drama, dazzling dance routines and catchy melodies – it’s just all made up on the spot!
So whether you fancy Hamilton in a hospital or Sondheim in the Sahara, you suggest it and The Showstoppers will sing it!
2016 Olivier Award Winners – Best Entertainment and Family Show
Running time: 1hr 50mins (inc 20mins interval)
Age recommendation: 14+ only
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