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

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Overview

After a hugely popular, sell-out run at London’s Apollo Theatre and an acclaimed run early on in 2016, fringe favourite Showstopper! The Improvised Musical came back to London's West End due to popular demand. An all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza of musical performance, Showstopper! guaranteed a completely new, made up show each night, throughout its limited season at the Lyric Theatre.

The Showstoppers are an award-winning, improvising musical troupe, created by performers Adam Meggido and Dylan Emery. Regularly performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to sold-out audiences, the group tour extensively across the UK, with their successful run at the Apollo being their official London debut. With a BBC Radio 4 series, The Showstoppers are constantly wowing audiences with their quick-thinking skills and have received a 2016 Olivier Award nomination for ‘Best Entertainment & Family’.

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical sees seven spectacular performers create an entirely original musical in the space of one evening. Using swift improvisational skills, the troupe, band and technical team muster up a musical from audience suggestions gathered by Narrator Dylan Emery. With hundreds of unique shows to their name, all of which include songs, dance routines and side-splitting gags, The Showstoppers offer an evening of one-off entertainment that has been delighting audiences and critics alike.

Each performance features seven diverse actors and comedians selected at random from a group of eleven, including Emery and Meggido, Ruth Bratt, Pippa Evans, Susan Harrison, Sean McCann, Phillip Pellew, Adam Pugsley, Oliver Senton, Lucy Trodd and Sarah-Louise Young. The Showstoppers technical team includes Musical Director Duncan Walsh Atkins, alongside lighting and sound team Tim Mascall and Tom Lishman, who also have to keep on their improvising toes! With a variety of talented performers guaranteeing a night of hilarious and impressive entertainment, Showstopper! The Improvised Musical was not to be missed.

Recommended for

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical returns for those who missed it the first time! With a new show each night, this is the perfect production to keep returning to. Due to the improvised nature of the show and the amount of audience suggestion, it cannot be certain that the production will be completely clean and is therefore suitable for ages 12 and up.

Age Recommendations: Ages 12+

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Dates and times

Running time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Opened: 10 Oct 2016
Press night: 10 Oct 2016
Booking from: 19 Mar 2018
Booking until: 09 Jul 2018

Next available performances

DateMatineeEvening
Monday 19 Mar 2018--7:30pm

Location and map

Lyric Theatre
29 Shaftesbury Avenue
London, W1D 7ES

30 Reviews Add review

I'm continually amazed by the ingenuity of the Showstopper! team. As I remarked, what a party trick - to be able to sing, on deman... More

u2fancat 5'6'', 37 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I'm continually amazed by the ingenuity of the Showstopper! team. As I remarked, what a party trick - to be able to sing, on demand, a song about anything, in any specified musical style. Not to mention, for this show, putting it all together in some sort of coherent story! I more or less remembered the format - the mc takes suggestions for a setting from the crowd, writes down about six, then the audience gets to vote on them, by cheering. Tonight's winner.. a botox clinic! When asked to choose a title, someone in the front stalls piped up "Frozen"! Ah well now, you couldn't beat that - no argument, that person got a souvenir mug. Then we had to suggest famous musicals in the style of which the show was to be performed - a varied set indeed, of which the mc picked four - and I have to say, my favourite of the styles was "Hamilton".. just a shame it's almost impossible to get tickets for. The performances are excellent, but as I say, their main talent lies in the ability to come up with lyrics on the spot - likely the tunes stay much the same from night to night. The mc sits over the side, hurling orders for style changes. Costumes are cobbled together as appropriate, props can be used for - whatever. As we came to the interval, we were asked to tweet ideas for the second half, for an opening number, and for plot twists. And in the second half, we got Phantom of the Opera (unilaterally agreed to be the best bit), Swan Lake, Disneyland, and Tom Cruise, in a near-perpetual state of jogging. Oh, and a great running gag about a cryogenic machine that immediately freezes anyone passing through it.. Always recommended, check this show out.

u2fancat 5'6'', 37 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Wasn't sure of what to expect but this show was HILARIOUS! The musical our audience came up with was "Tindertanic", which focused ... More

z0esparkles 5"6, 28 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Wasn't sure of what to expect but this show was HILARIOUS! The musical our audience came up with was "Tindertanic", which focused on passengers on a singles cruise and had featured songs based on Hamilton, Cabaret, Chicago, Blood Brothers, Dirty Dancing, and many many others. Would definitely recommend thinking of suggestions of settings/themes before attending and during the interval, you're given the chance to tweet them more ideas so try to be prepared! The cast were amazing, about 10 members seen on stage the whole time. Every little detail about this show is improvised and it's even funnier because of it. I will be going back to see this fantastic show again!

z0esparkles 5"6, 28 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Ingenious. I don't know how they did what they did, but it was a really good show and the way that the improvisation took twists ... More

hazelwhitfield 3 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Ingenious. I don't know how they did what they did, but it was a really good show and the way that the improvisation took twists and turns was amazing.

hazelwhitfield 3 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I really wasn't sure how they were going to do this, but it really, really worked. We had such a fun evening - face aches from lau... More

jamesatwill 178, 85 reviews, 3 helpful votes

I really wasn't sure how they were going to do this, but it really, really worked. We had such a fun evening - face aches from laughing so much! Tonight we had a musical entitled 'Schindler's Lisp' set in a speech therapists office with songs in the style of The Lion King, Half a Sixpence, Chicago, Cats and loads more. The suggestion I tweeted during the interval was used as the basis of the first scene in the second act, which made it even more enjoyable! I Will definitely be going back again as obviously each show will be totally different to the last.

jamesatwill 178, 85 reviews, 3 helpful votes

Second time seeing Showstopper! I could see it over and over again - my face aches from laughing so much! Tonight we had a musical... More

jamesatwill 178, 85 reviews, 3 helpful votes

Second time seeing Showstopper! I could see it over and over again - my face aches from laughing so much! Tonight we had a musical set at the Oscars with the title 'And The Winner Isn't'. Everyone on that stage is so talented at what they do. I'll definitely be going back at least once more before it finishes this run (as obviously every time you go it's totally different)

jamesatwill 178, 85 reviews, 3 helpful votes

Showstoppers have done it again! Another fantastic, fast paced, hilarious show made up completely on the spot based on audience s... More

joc78 5"4, 226 reviews, 3 helpful votes

Showstoppers have done it again! Another fantastic, fast paced, hilarious show made up completely on the spot based on audience suggestions. Tonight's show was set in Imperial Russia and was called 'Crimea River', featuring the styles of Calamity Jane, The Lion King, Grey Gardens and Murder Ballad. This is the fourth time I have seen this show and it never disappoints!

joc78 5"4, 226 reviews, 3 helpful votes

Third time seeing these guys - I could see it over and over again. I always leave the theatre with aching cheeks from laughing so... More

jamesatwill 178, 85 reviews, 3 helpful votes

Third time seeing these guys - I could see it over and over again. I always leave the theatre with aching cheeks from laughing so much! This time we had a musical set on a sugar plantation in Ireland entitled 'Sweet Potatoes'. Will definitely try and go at least one more before the end of the year!

jamesatwill 178, 85 reviews, 3 helpful votes

The show was amazing! The way the cast makes you feel included in everything going on on the stage is absolutely beautiful. The wh... More

harriswest 1 review, 0 helpful votes

The show was amazing! The way the cast makes you feel included in everything going on on the stage is absolutely beautiful. The whole show becomes an inside joke between you and the cast. There is a real sense of community as they keep the lights on when asking questions and everyone shouts out and laughs together. The improve is absolutely incredible and if I hadn't seen it three times, I would think it wasn't real. No matter where you sit the narrator makes sure to take suggestions from everyone in the audience. It is a must see.

harriswest 1 review, 0 helpful votes

This was such a clever and well-performed show. The songs they improvised were hilarious, would definitely recommend seeing going ... More

tomh3112 6"2, 5 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This was such a clever and well-performed show. The songs they improvised were hilarious, would definitely recommend seeing going when this show is on.

tomh3112 6"2, 5 reviews, 0 helpful votes