Showstopper! is the first long-form improv show to have a full West End run and to be nominated and win an Olivier Award. The production is completely improvised and different every night.
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical is a full 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 Pink Floyd to Stephen Sondheim, via a primary school, Ancient Egypt, or a mattress shop – if the audience can suggest it, The Showstoppers will perform it.
Most cast members have also received acclaim in their own right. The Showstoppers have been working on the show since 2008, figuring out how to improvise in increasingly esoteric styles, including musical, dance, straight theatre, and film genres.
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. It has since scooped an Olivier Award, Chortle Award and wide-ranging acclaim.
When does Showstopper! The Improvised Musical run at The Lowry?
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical runs at The Lowry on 28 and 29 June 2024. It also runs at Liverpool’s Playhouse Theatre from 9 – 11 May 2024.