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Showstopper! The Improvised Musical - 2018 - West End Tickets, News, Info & More

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Eighty new musicals had their West End premiere in an Olivier Award winning season in 2015, each created on the spot by the incredible, multi award-winning musical comedians The Showstoppers. Audience suggestions were transformed instantly into all-singing, all-dancing shows with unpredictable and hilarious results.

Showstopper! now transfers to the Lyric for an extended West End run!

With a BBC Radio Four series and eight years of festivals and touring to their name, The Showstoppers have delighted audiences around the world with their ingenious, unique blend of comedy, musical theatre and spontaneity.

The cast includes Ruth Bratt, Justin Brett, Dylan Emery, Pippa Evans, Susan Harrison, Sean McCann, Adam Meggido, Philip Pellew, Andrew Pugsley, Oliver Senton, Lucy Trodd, and Sarah-Louise Young, with seven cast members appearing per performance plus a live on-stage band.

Running Time:

1 Hour, 50 Minutes

Lyric Theatre


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by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2022
Improbable have announced the full cast and creative team for An Improbable Musical, a Royal and Derngate Northampton and Improbable production. Following its critically acclaimed premiere in Northampton this February, An Improbable Musical will open at the Exeter Northcott on 27 September before a limited London run at Hackney Empire from 21 October. It will then tour the UK in spring 2023, including Gulbenkian Theatre (13 – 15 April), with further tour dates to be announced.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2021
Brand-new musical comedy Bluff, written exclusively for radio by Matt Cavendish and Ed Zanders is available to download on Monday 18 October, following a full studio recording with West End cast and musicians at Masterchord Studios London. The full radio-play, complete with foley sound effects, is designed to take the listener on a vivid journey through a larger-than-life world, accompanied by a live studio orchestra.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 24, 2020
With over 1,200 tickets sold and 3,000 suggestions for musical theatre styles, songs and settings for their socially distanced livestreams to date, Olivier Award winners and Fringe favourites The Showstoppers return to your home screens with four completely improvised musicals this October.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2021
Amelia Kinu Muus and Stanton Wright will star as Bella and Beast respectively in a new version of Beauty and the Beast by Ciaran McConville, with music and lyrics by Eamonn O’Dwyer, opening at Rose Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2019
Taking the term 'pub theatre' literally, Cinderella is an outrageous site-specific show that takes all the best of traditional British panto and tops it off with a pint. Penned by Luke Barnes (All We Ever Wanted Was Everything), this knees up of a night out brings all the characters you know, love and hate, to pull your mates, spill your pints and pour their hearts out on the karaoke. Crammed with live music, bingo, and a touch of midnight magic, Cinderella will have audiences dancing in the aisles and laughing their bloody baubles off. Think The Royle Family crossed with Elf... all set in a local boozer where the audience buy their drinks from the on-stage bar.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 1, 2021
The Autumn – Spring season at Park Theatre includes the London premiere of new musical Little Women, a work in progress showing of Tony! [The Tony Blair Rock Opera] by Harry Hill and Steve Brown, and a host of Christmas delights for every age and taste.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 7, 2019
Casting has been confirmed for Park Theatre's festive family adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's classic: The Snow Queen. Focusing on the origins of the Queen who brings endless winter, the cast includes: Frances Marshall, Ayesha Casely-Hayford, Esmonde Cole, Sarah-Louise Young, Justin Brett, Paula James and Matt Cavendish. The production is adapted by Charles Way and directed by Abigail Anderson, with a national press night on Friday 6 December, 7pm.
by Marianka Swain - Oct 15, 2020
Hurrah for the green shoots in our beleaguered industry. Lots of venues are mounting new shows and bringing back our favourites over the next few weeks and months - albeit with social distancing and safety measures in place. Here are some of the live theatrical goodies on offer.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 1, 2021
Corn Exchange Newbury has announced the cast for its pantomime, Cinderella, which runs from Friday 26 November 2021 until Sunday 2 January 2022.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 6, 2020
One of the last West End shows to be cancelled before lockdown in March, The Showstoppers turned their final performance at the Lyric Theatre into an impromptu online live stream event, which has since been viewed more than 112,000 times.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 4, 2019
The Showstoppers (Best Entertainment and Family Show Olivier Award winners 2016) will be returning to London's West End this November and December, to make all your kids' Christmas story wishes come true! The Showstoppers' Christmas Kids Show! can be found in The Paradiso Speigeltent as part of 'Christmas in Leicester Square' from 23rd November - 1st December 2019.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 29, 2021
Corn Exchange Newbury presents Cinderella, its Christmassy pantomime which runs throughout the festive period. Helmed once again by comedy writing team Plested and Brown, Cinderella promises to be fun for all the family with plenty of jokes, songs from across the decades and lots of magic and sparkle!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 27, 2020
The UK government began announcing its tier system yesterday and London has been confirmed as Tier 2. This means that theatres will be able to reopen in December, including West End productions.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 15, 2021
Corn Exchange Newbury have announced the cast for Cinderella, its Christmassy pantomime which runs throughout the festive period. Helmed once again by comedy writing team Plested and Brown, Cinderella promises to be fun for all the family with plenty of jokes, songs from across the decades and lots of magic and sparkle!
by Stephi Wild - May 9, 2022
Unmissable programming, inspiring youth work and a unique architectural restoration project are all underway at Trinity Theatre this season as this leading cultural centre approaches its 40th anniversary. 
by Stephi Wild - May 7, 2021
As the lockdown restrictions ease and arts and culture venues are allowed to open their doors, the Octagon Theatre have today unveiled exciting reopening plans after a 2-year redevelopment and further postponements due to Covid-19.
by Stephi Wild - May 19, 2021
Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre will launch a three-week festival in Ancoats this summer, HOPE FEST, with a programme of arts and cultural events from 16th July – 8th August.
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2021
Music, comedy, theatre and vogueing will feature at Homeground, HOME's temporary outdoor arts venue, this Summer, with a diverse lineup truly providing something for everyone, while the size of the 80,000 sq ft site means a great atmosphere no matter what social distancing regulations are necessary.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 22, 2021
Olivier Award winners The Showstoppers continue creating theatre in the face of adversity as they return to small screens with a double helping of comedy beamed from their socially distanced studio on 26 and 27 March.
by Marianka Swain - Mar 17, 2020
The show must go on! Although UK theatres have closed their doors for the time being, The Showstoppers decided to still perform their Olivier Award-winning improv for audiences via Facebook livestream. Watch the video here!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2021
Created on the spot from audience suggestions, each show is new and unique. The Showstoppers cast transform suggestions of setting, genre and style into a fully realised all singing-all dancing musical, with ingenious storylines, clever plot twists and hilarious characters.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 29, 2021
Tickets go on sale from 10am tomorrow (Wednesday 30 June) for Kids Week, as the much-loved promotion returns, offering family discounts for top London theatre shows throughout August. The Government has confirmed that they are on track to end lockdown and fully reopen theatres from 19 July.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 29, 2021
The full line-up of arts and cultural events has been revealed for Hope Mill Theatre’s three-week festival, HOPE FEST, which runs in Ancoats, Manchester from 16th July – 8th August. The festival will take place inside a large theatre tent which will accommodate 250 capacity, based beside New Islington Tram Station.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2021
Kids Week is #BackOnStage and this much loved, long-running initiative is the perfect way to introduce your family to the magic of live theatre over the summer holidays - from hit musicals and plays to comedies and family favourites.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2021
Performers include Rhiannon Porter (Finalist, Eurovision: You Decide 2018; Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Production, O2 Arena) and JoJo Desmond (Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake; Lead Vocalist, Doctor Who Live, UK Arena Tour). Joining them is Edward Handoll (BIG The Musical, West End; Saturday Night Fever, UK Tour), and Loucas Hajiantoni (One Night of Tina, European Tour).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 19, 2020
Calling all parents! The Olivier Award-winning Showstoppers have got you covered during lockdown with their interactive musical 'Online Storytime' made especially for kids!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 17, 2022
Following the success of last summer’s spectacular event, Bath’s Garden Theatre Festival is back in Bath for the second year running. 
by Stephi Wild - Jul 29, 2019
The critically acclaimed improvisational frontrunner Showstopper! The Improvised Musical heads out on a UK tour again for more entertaining dates throughout 2019. Following on from their sell out run at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018, and with a 2016 Olivier Award for their West End debut at the Apollo Theatre, The Showstoppers made 2018 their best year yet.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 24, 2019
The critically acclaimed improvisational frontrunner Showstopper! The Improvised Musical heads out on a UK tour again for more entertaining dates throughout 2019. Following on from their sell out run at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018, and with a 2016 Olivier Award for their West End debut at the Apollo Theatre, The Showstoppers made 2018 their best year yet.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2022
Improbable is presenting An Improbable Musical, a Royal and Derngate Northampton and Improbable production. Following its critically acclaimed premiere in Northampton this February, An Improbable Musical will open at the Exeter Northcott on 26 September before a limited London run at Hackney Empire from 21 October. It will then tour the UK in spring 2023, including Gulbenkian Theatre (13 – 15 April), with further tour dates to be announced.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 14, 2022
BWW catches up with Starship Improvise to chat about coming to the 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2022
Mischief, the award-winning company behind The Play That Goes Wrong, Magic Goes Wrong and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery as well as BBC comedy series The Goes Wrong Show, announced the full cast for the return of Mischief Movie Night, the improvised movie live on stage.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 10, 2020
Be among the first to experience a brand new, fully improvised musical live streamed directly to your home from Edinburgh FringeFavourites and Olivier Award Winners, The Showstoppers.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 3, 2020
The Kings Theatre in Portsmouth has announced its exciting programme of shows with a vibrant line-up of comedy, plays and the best in musicals - starting 2020 in style.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 28, 2022
Royal & Derngate will present An Improbable Musical as part of its Made in Northampton 2021/22 season. With a brand-new show created at each performance, An Improbable Musical sees world renowned theatre company Improbable take to the Royal stage in Northampton from Friday 25 February to Saturday 5 March, ahead of an autumn tour. 
by Stephi Wild - Jan 28, 2020
Pleasance's 2020 programme will continue this great work with exciting newcomers, game-changing international artists and Pleasance stalwarts who delight audiences year on year. Kicking things off, Pleasance have launched the 2020 programme with four great shows for those keen to start their planning.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 14, 2020
Get a first look at American TV regular and Broadway veteran Jason Kravits on his return to London's The Crazy Coqs for a star-studded, week-long residency, of his critically acclaimed, jaw-dropping, completely improvised solo evening of music and comedy, 'Off The Top.' Ruth Bratt of Showstopper The Improvised Musical was his first guest star.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 9, 2022
Pleasance is kicking 2022 off as they mean to go on with ten amazing shows going on sale for their Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme for those keen to start their planning.  The 2022 programme will continue Pleasance's great work with exciting newcomers, game-changing international artists, theatre award-winners, Pleasance stalwarts who delight audiences year on year and those boldly entering the performance landscape.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 26, 2021
ast month's first  show of 2021, was the 10th Showstopper live online event. Set during the reunion of band Thunderhorse, the musical was called 'Stolen Thunder' and featured songs composed on the spot in the style of 'Jersey Boys', 'Dear Evan Hansen', 'Les Mis' and more!
by Stephi Wild - Dec 1, 2020
Olivier Award winners The Showstoppers return to your home screens one final time this year to bring some much needed festive cheer into your living room with a special Christmas edition of their improvised musical livestream.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 5, 2022
A round-up of all BroadwayWorld's reviews from the 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 24, 2021
After 559 days, the curtain of the Frank Matcham's beautiful Richmond Theatre will rise again for the first time on Saturday 25 September 2021 with high quality programming and excellent community events that audiences will love. 
by Stephi Wild - Aug 14, 2020
The Turbine Theatre has announced its upcoming lineup through the end of the year. Upcoming shows include Horrible Histories, Hair, Great Expectations, the Barricade Boys, and many more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 13, 2020
With over 600 tickets sold, 1,911 suggestions for musical theatre styles, songs and settings, and a total of 1,184 views for their first ever socially distanced livestream, Olivier Award winners and Fringe favourites The Showstoppers are back with another socially distanced and completely improvised smash hit musical on Friday 28 August at 7:30pm!
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 12, 2022
The must-see, Olivier Award-winning West End hit returns for its 13th year! Watch the masters of musical improv create a brand-new musical comedy from scratch at every performance of this multi award-winning show. Audience suggestions are transformed into an all-singing, all-dancing show with hilarious results.
by Stage Tube - Apr 8, 2020
West End and Broadway star Elaine Paige today launches the 24-Hour Song Challenge by challenging The Showstoppers to compose her a musical theatre song in just 24 hours.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 24, 2020
In tribute to this year's cancelled Eurovision Song Contest, Olivier Award-winning musical comedy improvisers The Showstoppers will deliver Europop's favourite night of the year - direct to the world's living rooms with their very own Alternative Eurovision Song Contest.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 23, 2021
The Showstoppers are storming back to the West End to take up an initially (socially distanced) six-month residence at the Garrick Theatre. ‘Showstopper! The Improvised Musical’, will play Mondays at the Garrick Theatre, on 7 June, 5 July, 9 August, 13 September and 11 October, 2021.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 23, 2021
Acclaimed performers Rhiannon Porter (Finalist, Eurovision: You Decide 2018; Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Production, O2 Arena), JoJo Desmond (Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake; Lead Vocalist, Doctor Who Live, UK Arena Tour), Edward Handoll (BIG The Musical, West End; Saturday Night Fever, UK Tour), and Loucas Hajiantoni (One Night of Tina, European Tour) will step into the platform heels of one of the most famous pop supergroups of all time.
by Stage Tube - Apr 20, 2020
Ramin Karimloo has challenged The Showstoppers to compose a musical theatre song in just 24 hours.

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