SHOWSTOPPER! The Improvised Musical Extends Until December at the Lyric Theatre
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
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
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