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Lyric Theatre (London, )
(Piccadilly Circus) Shaftesbury Avenue
London,

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Running Time: 1 Hour, 50 Minutes

Mondays: 7:30PM

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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.


Tim FitzHigham and Duncan Walsh Atkins Will Return to Crazy Coqs With Homage to Flanders and Swann
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

Tim FitzHigham and Duncan Walsh Atkins will return to Crazy Coqs with their homage to Flanders and Swann on 10th November. (more...)

Michael Ball, Beverley Knight, Christina Bianco and More to Set Sail on Immersive Musical Theatre Cruise
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Some of the world's most celebrated West End and Broadway stars will entertain passengers on-board the UK's first specialist fully fledged Musical Theatre Festival at Sea. (more...)

See Current Standings In The 2017 BroadwayWorld Edinburgh Fringe Festival Awards; Cast Your Vote!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

See Current Standings In The 2017 BroadwayWorld Edinburgh Fringe Festival Awards; Cast Your Vote! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 30, 2018
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National Youth Theatre to Hold CHIC TO CHIC Fundraising Gala Dinner At Café De Paris
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

On Monday 20 November, The National Youth Theatre (NYT) hosted fundraising gala 'Chic to Cheek' atCaf de Paris, attended by current NYT performers, past alumni and VIP guests. The event raised over 100,000 which will continue to support The National Youth Theatre's ongoing projects. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Edinburgh Fringe Festival Awards Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

This year, BroadwayWorld held its first ever Edinburgh Fringe Festival Awards - and we're now ready to announce the winners! (more...)

SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL Enters Fourth Year in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

A new musical is born at every performance of Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, each created on the spot by the incredible, multi-award winning musical comedians The Showstoppers. The show has just announced 2018 dates, entering its fourth year in the West End. (more...)

Jeffrey Holland Replaces Roy Hudd in WAITING FOR GOD UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Jeffrey Holland will star as Tom Ballard in the premiere stage production of the BAFTA-nominated WAITING FOR GOD which will begin a 12 week UK tour on 20 April.  He replaces Roy Hudd, who has withdrawn from the production on medical advice, due to ill health.  (more...)

Jeffrey Holland Replaces Roy Hudd in WAITING FOR GOD UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Jeffrey Holland will star as Tom Ballard in the premiere stage production of the BAFTA-nominated WAITING FOR GOD which will begin a 12 week UK tour on 20 April.  He replaces Roy Hudd, who has withdrawn from the production on medical advice, due to ill health.  (more...)

The Pleasance Celebrates 33 Years on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe; Commissions New Type Of Mobile Theatre For Venue 33
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

???????Many of the entertainment industries brightest talents have cut their teeth in Edinburgh in August at the Pleasance. This year an innovative new mobile venue joins the bright ideas presented on the world's stage this summer. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Showstopper!
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 30, 2017

BWW speaks to Showstopper! ahead of their run at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Degrees of Error & Something for the Weekend Present MURDER, SHE DIDN'T WRITE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

In Degrees of Error's hilarious and innovative Murder, She Didn't Write, the audience becomes the author as they are invited to help to create their very own Agatha Christie-inspired masterpiece - and to watch it unfold on stage. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- It Shoulda Been You
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 17, 2017

BWW speaks to Room 29 Theatre about bringing It Shoulda Been You to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Rhapsodes
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 11, 2017

BWW speaks to the creators of Rhapsodes ahead of their run at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

James Seabright Presents WAITING FOR GOD Based On The Hit BBC TV Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Roy Hudd and Nichola McAuliffe will star in the premiere stage production of the BAFTA-nominated WAITING FOR GOD which will begin a 12 week UK tour on 20 April.  WAITING FOR GOD delighted TV audiences across five primetime BBC series in the 1990s. This all-new script is penned by the sitcom's creator Michael Aitkens and directed by Tony Award winner David Grindley. (more...)

THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE to Receive Concert Presentation with Tracie Bennett at The Ambassadors
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

New musical inspired by Goethe poem The Sorcerer's Apprentice appears in two exclusive concerts, with a stellar cast including Olivier Award winner Tracie Bennett. (more...)

Choreographer and TV Star Arlene Phillips To Join UK's First Musical Theatre Cruise
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

Internationally acclaimed choreographer and TV personality Arlene Phillips will be hitting the high seas with Glitz, Glamour and Gossip onboard the UK's first ever fully immersive musical theatre cruise. (more...)

Full 2018 Mirvish Season Announced: COME FROM AWAY, FUN HOME, NORTH BY NORTHWEST, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

After a sold-out, standing-room-only Toronto engagement from November 2016, through January 2017, COME FROM AWAY will return to Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre in a new Canadian production beginning performances Tuesday, February 13, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL Celebrates 800th Show
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

In 2015, Showstopper! The Improvised Musical had its West End premiere in an Olivier Award winning season. New musicals created on the spot by the incredible, multi award-winning musical comedians The Showstoppers. (more...)

SHOWSTOPPER! The Improvised Musical Heads To Manchester For One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

The critically acclaimed improvisational frontrunner Showstopper! The Improvised Musical heads to Manchester's Palace Theatre on Saturday 10th February promising a night of surprises for audiences to enjoy. (more...)

Olivier Award Winning SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL Celebrates 800th Performance
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

In 2015 Showstopper! The Improvised Musical had its West End premiere in an Olivier Award winning season. New musicals created on the spot by the incredible, multi award-winning musical comedians The Showstoppers. On Monday 20th February Showstopper! The Improvised Musical celebrates a musical theatre milestone- they will be playing their 800th show.  (more...)

Musical Mayhem Comes to The Berry Theatre this Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Bringing something unique to The Berry Theatre this season is Showstopper!: The Improvised Musical. (more...)

Roy Hudd and Nichola McAuliffe to Star in WAITING FOR GOD UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Roy Hudd and Nichola McAuliffe will star in the premiere stage production of the BAFTA-nominated WAITING FOR GOD which will begin a 12 week UK tour on 20 April.  WAITING FOR GOD delighted TV audiences across five primetime BBC series in the 1990s. This all-new script is penned by the sitcom's creator Michael Aitkens and directed by Tony Award winner David Grindley. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 9, 2018
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BWW's On This Day - December 7, 2018
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London Premiere Of DAD'S ARMY RADIO HOUR Comes to Live At Zedel
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

This January, the classic BBC sitcom Dad's Army is brought to life in a unique staging at Piccadilly Circus's intimate performance venue Live at Z del for a limited three-week run. (more...)

SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL Will Have A Limited Run At London's The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2018

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical will play a strictly limited eight-week run at The Other Palace from Tuesday 22 January, delivering 8 brand new completely spontaneous musicals every week, alongside their regular monthly performances in the West End's Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue. During the run the company will celebrate their 1000th unique, one-of-a-kind performance. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 3, 2018
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Legendary Lyricist And Award Winning West End Musical Star Join UK's First Musical Theatre Cruise
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2017

Legendary lyricist Don Black and award winning West End musical star Marti Webb will join some of the world's most celebrated West End and Broadway stars onboard the UK's first ever fully immersive musical theatre festival at sea. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 2, 2018
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BWW's On This Day - December 17, 2018
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BWW's On This Day - December 16, 2018
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BWW's On This Day - December 14, 2018
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BWW's On This Day - December 12, 2018
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BWW's On This Day - December 10, 2018
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BWW's On This Day - December 1, 2018
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Edinburgh 2018: BWW Review: SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL, Pleasance Courtyard
by Matt Elliot - Aug 9, 2018

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical makes a return visit to the Edinburgh Festival for its 11th consecutive year. The premise is simple; create a brand new musical from scratch at every performance, the execution is not. (more...)

Voting Is Now Open For the 2018 BroadwayWorld Edinburgh Fringe Festival Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

Voting is officially open for our 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival Awards, celebrating the best of this year's festival. BroadwayWorld readers have nominated an exciting variety of shows, acts and venues, and now you can vote for your favourites. CLICK HERE TO VOTE! (more...)

Degrees of Error & Something for the Weekend Present MURDER, SHE DIDN'T WRITE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

In Degrees of Error's hilarious and innovative Murder, She Didn't Write, the audience becomes the author as they are invited to help to create their very own Agatha Christie-inspired masterpiece - and to watch it unfold on stage. (more...)

Last Chance To Nominate Your Favourites For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Edinburgh Fringe Festival Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2018

Nominations are now open for our 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival Awards, celebrating the best of this year's festival. Nominate your favourites below! (more...)

Birmingham Improv Festival Returns for Second Year, Tickets on Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Following the success of last year's inaugural festival, tickets are now on sale for Birmingham Improv Festival 2017 which returns this autumn for a side-splitting week of completely improvised plays, musicals, songs, drama, and cabaret. (more...)

Edinburgh 2018: BWW Review: THE SHOWSTOPPERS' KIDS SHOW, Pleasance Courtyard
by Fiona Scott - Aug 11, 2018

Showstoppers! have made a name for themselves as the UK's most acclaimed and in-demand musical improvisers, creating brand new musicals in a single evening. As well as bringing their usual hit show to the Edinburgh Fringe, they present a highly entertaining family-friendly edition of the Showstoppers! experience. (more...)

Ticket Sale: Save 30% On SHOWSTOPPER THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Showstopper The Improvised Musical is exactly that: you the audience suggest the show setting, title and several musicals or musical theatre composers whose styles are then pastiched and then well…the cast need to get on with it! The show is currently playing at London's Lyric Theatre - book tickets from £18 (more...)

REFRACT:18 Announces Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

Following the success of its first ever Refract festival last summer - Waterside announces the exciting and eclectic line-up for Refract:18. Promising ten jam-packed days of the very best in summer programming, Refract:18 is bursting with experiential performance, live music, comedy, theatre and family events inviting you to see things differently at Trafford's vibrant arts venue. (more...)

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