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Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

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You Shout Out The Setting And Genre, We'll Create A Musical
If you like a bit of improvisation with your live entertainment then this show is definitely for you. Showstopper! The Improvised Musical promises to deliver spontaneous musical comedy at its finest. Showstoppers is a brand new production that entirely takes shape from scratch at each performance.

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical
The audience is invited to shout out suggestions


Members of the audience come up with suggestions which are then transformed on the spot into an all-singing, all-dancing production with unpredictable and, hopefully, hilarious results.
So, depending on the creativity of the audience, you could end up with a Sondheim-style musical set on a ski lift or Cole Porter doing his stuff in a pound shop. All the audience has to do is suggest it and the Showstoppers cast will do their utmost to sing it.

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical
The cast can turn any idea into a musical


Showstoppers, which won the 2016 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Entertainment and Family, began life as a workshop at the Actors' Centre in London, when Dylan Emery, Adam Meggido and Ken Campbell took a group of actors with little or no improvisation experience and within a week attempted to get them to perform an hour-long musical in front of a packed house. It proved so successful that the idea developed into a fully-fledged show involving a group of professionals.

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical
No two shows are likely to be the same


As well as staging live performances, the Showstoppers also offer a range of workshops catering to all levels of ability and experience for anyone possibly wanting to try their skills at improvisation for the first time.

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical takes place at the Lichfield Garrick theatre on Wednesday 9 November from 7.30pm. Tickets priced 16.50 are available online or by calling the Box Office on 01543 412121. Audiences are advised that the show is suitable for children aged 14 plus.

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical
Some of the past ideas?


Forthcoming shows

November 9 7:30pm Lichfield Garrick
November 14 7:30pm Lyric Theatre, London
December 12 - all day - Lyric Theatre, London

2017
January 13 Oxford Playhouse
January 21 7:30pm Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds
February 9 7:30pm Colchester Mercury Theatre
February 10 7:30pm Colchester Mercury Theatre
February 11 2:30pm Colchester Mercury Theatre
February 11 7:30pm Colchester Mercury Theatre
March 10 7:30pm Berry Theatre, Eastleigh
March 11, 7:30pm Berry Theatre, Eastleigh
May 4 7:45pm Cranbrook School, Queen's Hall Theatre, Kent
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Why? Improvisation at its best
When: 9 November 2016 to 4 May 2017
Phone: 01543 412121
Where: Lichfield Garrick, Castle Dyke, Lichfield WS13 6HR
Cost: Tickets 16.50
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