The incredible ‘Showstopper! The Improvised Musical’ has confirmed their tour dates for 2024 – these include their continued run in the West End at the Cambridge Theatre plus a host of dates across the country that include Bury St. Edmunds, Leicester, Liverpool & Salford.
Spontaneous musical comedy at its finest, it 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 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. 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, figuring out how to improvise in increasingly esoteric styles, including musical, dance, straight theatre, and film genres to name but a few.
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 with yet another sell-out run at the Pleasance Grand and they were the 3rd best reviewed show of the entire festival, no mean feat in their 14th year!
SOME OF THE CRITICAL PRAISE FOR ‘SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL’:
“So polished, it defies belief.” DAILY TELEGRAPH ★★★★★
“Achingly funny… Worth seeing again and again.” TIME OUT CRITICS CHOICE ★★★★★
“Magical, properly funny. A triumph.” TIMES ★★★★
“Some of the superb musical pastiches they think up might make a few West End veterans blush. Brilliant.” FINANCIAL TIMES ★★★★
“A success story that could run and never repeat itself.” EVENING STANDARD ★★★★
“Staggeringly good. A must see.” THE STAGE ★★★★
“Has everything you want from a blockbuster musical – it just happens to be made up on the spot.” METRO
“Prepare to be wowed! Showstopper! might be the only West End show you ever need.”
The dates are as follows:
Mon 18th LONDON – Cambridge Theatre, West End
Mon 22nd LONDON – Cambridge Theatre, West End
Mon 5th LONDON – Cambridge Theatre, West End
Sat 10th & Sun11th BURY ST. EDMUNDS – Theatre Royal
Sat 17th TEWKESBURY – The Roses
Fri 23rd TONBRIDGE – EM Forster Theatre
Mon 4th LONDON – Cambridge Theatre, West End
Thurs 21st WAKEFIELD – Theatre Royal
Fri 5th – Sat 6th LEICESTER – Curve
Mon 15th LONDON – Cambridge Theatre, West End
Thurs 9th – Sat 11th LIVERPOOL – Playhouse Theatre
Mon 13th LONDON – Cambridge Theatre, West End
Sun 19th CRANBROOK – The Beneden Theatre
Fri 31st FARNHAM – Maltings
Mon 10th LONDON – Cambridge Theatre, West End
Thurs 20th & Fri 21st CORBY – Cube
Fri 28th & Sat 29th SALFORD – Lowry
Mon 1st LONDON – Cambridge Theatre, West End