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Showstopper! The Improvised Musical UK Tour

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Audience Participation Is Cornerstone Of Musical Treat
Think of musicals and your mind will no doubt range from The Sound of Music to Les Miserables.

But fans of musical theatre will be in for a surprise when they come to see Showstopper! The Improvised Musical.

For this award-winning show, which appears at the Lichfield Garrick theatre on Saturday 6 February, comes with a massive twist.

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical
A musical with a difference coming to Lichfield

The cast consists of a bunch of improvisers who have learned how to make up an all-singing, all-dancing musical on the spot based entirely on audience suggestions.

Showstoppers have been working on the show's spontaneous format since 2008, working out how to improvise in a variety of styles ranging from straight theatre to film genres, with unpredictable and usually hilarious results.

Lichfield Garrick
Lichfield Garrick plays host to improvised musical

So whether you fancy Sondheim on a ski lift or Cole Porter in Poundland - you suggest it and the Showstoppers will perform and sing it.

The Showstoppers have played four sell-out seasons in London's West End and are now a regular fixture at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The group also has an acclaimed BBC Radio 4 series to its name.

Lichfield Garrick
Main stage of Lichfield Garrick theatre

Showstoppers will perform on the Lichfield Garrick's main stage on Saturday 6 February at 7.30pm.

Tickets costing £16 can be booked online at or by calling Lichfield Garrick's Box Office on 01543 412121.

Forthcoming Dates

January 16 Bury St Edmunds - Theatre Royal
January 23 Oxford Playhouse
January 30 Birmingham - mac
February 4 Bedford - The Quarry Theatre at St Luke's
February 6 Lichfield Garrick Theatre
February 12 Neeld Community and Arts Centre
February 15 Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London
February 22-27 Cambridge Arts Theatre
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When: 6 February 2016
Phone: 01543 412121
Where: Lichfield Garrick, Castle Dyke, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6HR
Cost: £16 a ticket
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