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Lyric Theatre
29 Shaftesbury Avenue
London, W1D 7ES
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SHOW TIMES
Opened: 10 Oct 2016
Booking from: 13 Mar 2017
Booking until: 17 Jul 2017
Duration: 1 hour 50 minutes
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13 Mar 2017

7:30PM
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7:30PM
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7:30PM
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7:30PM
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05 Jun 2017

7:30PM
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17 Jul 2017

7:30PM
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  • z0esparkles 5"6 female 13 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, 20th February 2017
    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!
    Sat in Stalls A7
    Great seat. Very clear view of the stage with no obstacles. Occasional bright lights shone on the audience but these didn't last long. These seats aren't very spacious so depending on how your neighbours sit, your comfort may differ. Overall, very good and I would sit there again.
    A7 Stalls - Lyric Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls A7
  • jamesatwill 178 male 35 reviews 1 helpful vote
    100% total rating Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, 30th January 2017
    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.
    The rake in the upper circle is great, so I could see the entire stage clearly. This seat is pretty much central too. The legroom is very, very tight - I had to have my coat over my knees to protect them as they were jammed into the back of the seat in front.
    D12 Upper Circle - Lyric Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Upper Circle D12
  • joc78 5"4 female 132 reviews 2 helpful votes
    100% total rating Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, 10th October 2016
    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!
    Sat in Stalls K3
    A great seat with a good clear view of the stage, albeit you miss any action that happens in the far right hand side of the theatre but for this production it didn't really matter. Adequate leg room
    K3 Stalls - Lyric Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls K3
  • tommansell 6"7 male 51 reviews 1 helpful vote
    100% total rating Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, 9th January 2017
    CLEVER!
    Sat in Stalls O5
    Very comfortable seats with excellent leg room. The seats were at the back of the Stalls but do not feel far. For Showstoppers there were no people behind (which I appreciated as a tall person!)
    O5 Stalls - Lyric Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls O5
SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL SEATING PLAN
If you want to suggest musicals, plotlines and the show title, then sit in the front of the Stalls for the most immersive experience!
Lyric Theatre, London interactive seating plan & seat reviews
STORY
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.
Suitable 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.
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