Showstopper! The Improvised Musical – closed
Following sell-out success at the Apollo Theatre, Showstopper! The Improvised Musical plays at the Lyric Theatre every Monday until July 25th. A firm Edinburgh Fringe Festival favourite, Showstopper! is the award-winning improvised show from enthusiastic creators, Adam Meggido and Dylan Emery.
Countless original musicals have been created since the show’s conception in 2008. Taking audience suggestions to create a new piece of work from scratch night after night, seven swift thinking performers (and an equally quick off the mark technical team!) are able to turn anything, yes anything, into an all singing and all dancing on stage extravaganza. The Showstopper! troupe have very much perfected the art of quick thinking and improvisation.
From love stories, comedic horror plots, space missions to a musical about the inner workings of a bakewell tart, you never know what kind of story will be brought to life on stage in front of you. This unique quality to the show means that audience members are seeing something truly new and each visit to the show is totally different – so why not come back a second time?
Performers include creators, Emery and Meggido, as well as Ruth Bratt, Pippa Evans, Susan Harrison, Sean McCann, Phillip Pellew, Adam Pugsley, Oliver Senton, Lucy Trodd and Sarah- Louise Young. Seven out of the eleven performers are selected to participate for each performance, meaning the acting line up is also constantly changing.
The Showstopper! technical team includes Duncan Walsh Atkins as musical director, Tom Lishman on sound and Tim Mascall on lighting. Those who may have missed the first run, now have the opportunity to see it again at the Lyric! Playing a limited season from February 15th to July 25th 2016, this promises to sell out fast!
Showstopper! is a family friendly show, although the production team cannot censor what some audience members may suggest as improvisation ideas.