Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Cambridge Theatre
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This event ended on Monday 5th of February 2024
Venue Information
The Cambridge Theatre
Earlham Street, WC2H 9HU
Nearest Tube/Rail Stations
Covent Garden 0.10 miles

The incredible ‘Showstopper! The Improvised Musical’ has confirmed their dates for 2024 – these include their continued monthly residency in the West End at the Cambridge Theatre.

Spontaneous musical comedy at its finest, this is the first ever long-form improv show to have a full West End run and to be nominated and win an Olivier Award! Completely improvised and genuinely entirely different every night, this is a must-see show!

For those who haven’t yet experienced the live phenomenon that is ‘Showstopper! The Improvised Musical’, the show is a fully realised musical created on the spot from audience suggestions. The cast transform suggestions for settings, genres, musical styles and even the name of the show into ingenious storylines with hilarious characters. From Lin Manuel Miranda to Stephen Sondheim, via a primary school, Ancient Egypt, or a mattress shop – if the audience can suggest it, The Showstoppers will perform it. It’s hugely funny to watch.

The group are long running, well known and renowned for their improvisation work. Most cast members have also received acclaim in their own right. The Showstoppers have been working on the show since 2008, exploring how to improvise in increasingly esoteric styles, including musical, dance, straight theatre, and film genres to name but a few. They regularly run improvisation workshops and courses for beginners and professionals and have a successful podcast - The Showstopper! Podcast.

In the Autumn of 2015, Showstopper! The Improvised Musical became the first longform improv show to have a full run in the West End at the Apollo Theatre, and continues to play monthly at the Cambridge in London’s West End. Their recent Edinburgh Fringe saw them named Playbill’s Pick of the Fringe, with yet another sell-out run at the Pleasance Grand, and they were the 3rd best reviewed comedy show of the entire festival, no mean feat in their 14th year!

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