Showstopper! The Improvised Musical at Apollo Theatre tickets
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical at Apollo Theatre tickets

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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!

Recommended for

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical guarantees a different show each night, making it the perfect show to keep returning to. Due to the improvised nature of the show and the amount of audience suggestion, it cannot be guaranteed that the show will be completely clean!

Age Recommendations: All ages

Dates and times

Running time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Opened: 24 Sep 2015
Press night: 30 Sep 2015
Booking from: 29 Nov 2015
Booking until: 29 Nov 2015

Location and map

Apollo Theatre
Shaftesbury Avenue
London, W1D 7EZ

17 Reviews Add review

rikkiONshow 178cm, 240 reviews, 5 helpful votes

rikkiONshow 178cm, 240 reviews, 5 helpful votes

rikkiONshow 178cm, 240 reviews, 5 helpful votes

scorpiusmalfoy 5"6, 135 reviews, 6 helpful votes

lizzyparker 18 reviews, 2 helpful votes

oliviamitche 5"2, 85 reviews, 1 helpful vote

scorpiusmalfoy 5"6, 135 reviews, 6 helpful votes

Very talented cast in order to pull this off. The show is different every time you see it, so it's difficult to review.

amina 13 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Always funny to see showstoppers.

Seatfiller 6"1, 149 reviews, 1 helpful vote