Direct from London’s West End with nine years as an Edinburgh Fringe ‘must see’ and an Olivier Award to their name, acclaimed improvisation group The Showstoppers create a brand new completely improvised musical comedy on the spot based entirely on audience suggestions!
The Showstoppers have been working on their improvised musical show since 2008, figuring out how to improvise in increasingly esoteric styles, musical, dance, straight theatre, and film genres to name but a few.
In the Autumn of 2015 it became the first longform improv show to have a full run in the West End at the Apollo Theatre. Then in April 2016, the show became the first improv show ever to be nominated, and subsequently win, an Olivier Award (Best Entertainment & Family Show).
“Has everything you want from a blockbuster musical – it just happens to be made up on the spot.” — Metro
31 August 10.00-17.00
An introduction to the basics of the Showstopper! way of doing improvised musical theatre, covering both solo and group singing. A great way to develop performance skills and creative expression. Coaching will be from the award-winning Showstopper! team, teaching the techniques developed over nine years of improvised musical entertainment.
Previous Experience: You are expected to have several years of improv experience as well as some experience doing musical improv in front of an audience.
2016 Olivier Award Winners – Best Entertainment and Family Show Spontaneous musical comedy at its finest — direct from the West End and now heading to Gothenburg!
With nine years as an Edinburgh Fringe must-see phenomenon, a BBC Radio 4 series, a critically acclaimed West End run and an Olivier Award to their name, The Showstoppers have delighted audiences across the globe with their ingenious blend of comedy, musical theatre and spontaneity.
A brand new musical comedy is created from scratch at each performance of this award winning show as audience suggestions are transformed on the spot into an all-singing, all-dancing production with hilarious results. This incredible comedy troupe never fail to impress as they create shows packed with drama, dazzling dance routines and catchy melodies, leaving delighted audiences singing all the way home.
So whether you fancy Sondheim on a ski lift or Cole Porter in Poundland - you suggest it and the Showstoppers will sing it!
★★★★★ 'So polished, it defies belief.' - Daily Telegraph
★★★★★'Had me weeping with laughter... you absolutely have to go.' - Mail on Sunday
★★★★★'Achingly funny... Worth seeing again and again.' - Time Out Critics' Choice