Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical transferring to the West End!

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical is transferring to the Apollo Theatre for its first full West End run.

The show will open on 30th September (previews from 24th September) for a limited run until 29th November 2015. 

Over the course of its run, eighty brand new musicals will grace the stage of the Apollo Theatre, each created on the spot by multi award-winning musical comedy improvisers The Showstoppers. Audience suggestions are transformed instantly into all-singing, all-dancing shows with unpredictable and hilarious results.

Showstopper! was created by Adam Meggido and Dylan Emery. Musical direction is from Duncan Walsh Atkins with design by Simon Scullion, lighting by Tim Mascall and sound by Tom Lishman.

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. Seven cast members will appear at each performance, performing alongside a live onstage band.

Tickets are on sale now. Each performance will have 200 tickets available at £20 and there are no booking fees.

Fast, funny and entertaining, the team nightly pull off something incredibly ambitious. They create a real musical from scratch, not just an impro night with songs but a full story with stories and characters you can care about, a live band of incredible musicians, and spontaneous but seamless choreography. 

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

Highlights from previous shows have included Emotional Baggage (an apt title for a tale of First Class romance at Heathrow Airport, with songs in the style of Sondheim and Abba), Sweeney Cod (in which an ambitious fish and chip shop owner falls victim to unrequited love, with a touch of Kander and Ebb alongside the pineapple fritters), and To Bleed Or Not To Bleed (a high-stakes opera of communist vampires, channelling Mel Brooks and featuring an undead chorus).

Photo Credit: Idil Sukan

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