Want an opportunity to watch a never before seen musical that will also never be seen again? Well, that's what you get every night at Showstopper! The Improvised Musical. Each night the cast perform a completely original and improvised performance, drawing inspiration from other well known musicals and musical styles, but creating something brand new each time.
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical will be at Nuffield Southampton Theatres' NST Campus for one night only on Friday February 23rd.
The costumes are fairly plain and the set is nonexistent, but what can you expect? It's pretty hard to design costumes and a set for a show when you have no idea what that show is. Like the best improvisational theatre, the cast of Showstopper! take their cues from the audience and from each other. Getting suggestions for where to go next, and picking up songs and lines from each other to create a show that feels like it's surely had at least one rehearsal.
It's hard to say exactly what to expect, because that's the whole point - nobody knows. Chances are you're going to have a bit of a laugh, because improvisational theatre is rarely droll. The songs and performances may be inspired by some of your favourite musical productions, so don't be surprised to find yourself singing along even though you know not even the cast members know the words.
Tickets for Showstopper! can be purchased online from the NST website or by calling the box office on 023 8067 1771. All tickets are £20.