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Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Closed July 25, 2016

An ingenious and engaging mix of improvisation and musical theatre!

The Guardian

Why See Showstopper! The Improvised Musical?

an olivier winning family comedy

Following its hit run at the Apollo Theatre in 2015, Showstopper! The Improvised Musical transfers to the Lyric Theatre for a set of dates throughout 2016, sharing the venue with Thriller. Watch as this brilliant company puts on a completely new and different musical at each performance with the help of you, the audience! Your suggestions will be transformed into an all-singing and dancing musical spectacle on the very spot, making each show truly a unique experience! Winner of the Olivier for Best Entertainment & Family Award.

What to expect

Creating a real musical from scratch with a new story, character, music and choreography every night is no mean feat, but these guys have had huge success in the past with their previous hits including Emotional Baggage, a first class Heathrow Airport-set romance, and Sweeney Cod, the tale of a fish shop owner with music that is somewhat reminiscent of Kander and Ebb's musicals.

This show is part of a new revolution in theatre that has seen the likes of The Play That Goes Wrong and Peter Pan Goes Wrong taking West End audiences by storm, as well as the hilarious Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel.

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Additional Information


Opening night: 15 February 2016


Suitable for ages 8+

Run time

90 minutes plus one interval

And before you stop reading

Performance dates:
15 February
14 March
11 April
9, 23 May
6, 20 June
4, 18 and 25 July

Cast and Creative


Adam Meggido
Dylan Emery
Ruth Bratt
Justin Brett
Pippa Evans
Susan Harrison
Sean McCann
Philip Pellew
Andrew Pugsley
Oliver Senton
Lucy Trodd
Sarah-Louise Young


Created by Adam Meggido and Dylan Emery


2016 Olivier Nominations and wins

Best Entertainment & Family

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