2016 OLIVIER AWARDS WINNER
The Improvised Musical
Extends until December!
Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue
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.
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.
What the critics said:
“Incredible… so polished, it defies belief.” – Daily Telegraph
“You absolutely have to go” – Mail on Sunday
“Crackingly creative… a triumph.” – The Times
“Astounding” – Daily Express
“Brilliant” – Financial Times
“A success story that could run and run.” – Evening Standard
“Staggeringly good… a must-see.” – The Stage
“The resultant show is a glorious mix of shambolic story and genuinely hilarious songs”
– Time Out
“Prepare to be wowed… Showstopper! might be the only West End show you ever need.”
Showstopper! was created by Adam Meggido and Dylan Emery. Duncan Walsh Atkins is Musical Director, with design by Simon Scullion, lighting by Tim Mascall and sound by Tom Lishman.
The cast includes Ruth Bratt, Justin Brett, Dylan Emery, Pippa Evans, Susan Harrison, Sean McCann, Adam Meggido, Philip Pellew, Andrew Pugsley, Lucy Trodd, and Sarah-Louise Young; with seven cast members appearing per performance plus a live on-stage band.
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical is presented by James Seabright, Julie Clare, Keith Strachan and Ray Cooney by arrangement with Suzanna Rosenthal for Showstopper Productions.
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical
Venue: The Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London
Dates: Dates : 10 October; 14 November and 12 December
Tickets: From £20
Box Office: www.nimaxtheatres.com / 0330 333 4812
Running Time: 90 minutes plus 20 minute interval
Age Limit: 12+ recommended