Showstopper! The Improvised Musical
Directed by Adam Meggido , Adam Meggido , Dylan Emery
Produced by James Seabright , Julius Green , Julie Clare , James Seabright , Julius Green , Irving Rappaport , Julie Clare , Keith Strachan , Ray Cooney
After smash-hit success across the UK and Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the terrifically talented Showstopper troupe arrive in London for a well-deserved stint at the Apollo Theatre. An award-winning Edinburgh Fringe Festival favourite, Showstopper! The Improvised Musical have wowed audiences and critics alike with their quick-thinking skills and polished performances.
With almost 700 completely original musicals under their belt, Adam Meggido and Dylan Emery’s all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza is a musical treat that has continued to delight and entertain audiences across the country. Recently being nominated for a Chortle Award for Character, Improv or Sketch Act, Showstopper! is brimming with multi-talented comedians. The group have toured extensively across the UK and were even given their own BBC Radio 4 series, all of which they improvise entirely on the spot.
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical is a hilariously innovative way of creating a show, as the audience see seven swift-thinking performers, their band and technical team think up songs and scenarios on the spot. Armed with an abundance of audience suggestions, Dylan Emery as the narrator loosely directs the actors, who make up lyrics, lines and laughs all in the space of seconds. From romance to action, horror to comedy, farms to businesses and even historical events, The Showstoppers have covered just about every scenario – and yet they are continuously creating more!
Eleven performers alternate each night, including creators Emery and Meggido, alongside performers and comedians Ruth Bratt, Pippa Evans, Susan Harrison, Sean McCann, Phillip Pellew, Adam Puglsey, Oliver Senton, Lucy Trodd and Sarah Louise-Young. Even the musical director Duncan Walsh Atkins and the technical team Tim Mascall and Tom Lishman are experienced improvisers with the responsibility of making the whole show flow smoothly. With an entirely new musical guaranteed each night, Showstopper! The Improvised Musical is the perfect production to keep returning to, and could end up running forever!