About the show

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical has been a rip-roaring success since the show started in 2008. It has had eleven sell-out years at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, two West End runs, an Olivier award and a BBC Radio 4 series.

In the show, the audience meets a writer of musicals who is on a deadline – he needs their help. The audience shouts out suggestions of a setting, musical styles and the title of the show and they’re off!

The Showstopper team – cast and band – will then weave a brand new musical in front of the very eyes of the audience, complete with hilarious characters, fabulous dance routines, beautiful songs, epic story lines, all sprinkled with the pzazz of a Broadway show.

Every night is a premiere and we quite literally couldn’t do the show without you, so why not pop down and help us create the next hit musical?

Press Quotes

★★★★★
‘If this is what improv can do, you wonder why anyone bothers writing anything down.’
The Times

★★★★
‘A success story that could run and run and never repeat itself.’
Evening Standard

★★★★★
‘Incredible… so polished it defies belief.’
The Telegraph

Show Archive
 
  • The Showstoppers Kids’ Show

      8th April 2019

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  • Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

      6th April 2019

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  • Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

      4th April 2019

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  • Show 1061 – Knickerbocker Glory – 9th March evening – The Lyric, Shaftesbury Avenue, London

      9th March 2019

    A knicker factory The biggest knicker factory in Swindon is a family business. It is run by a husband and […]

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  • Show 1054 – Oops, I Did It Again – 5th March – The Other Palace, London

      1st January 1970

    A confessional booth in a church Clemency, the daughter of Lord and Lady Campbell is confessing to her priest, father […]

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  • Show 1047 – The Phantom of the Operating Table – 28th Feb – The Other Palace, London

      1st January 1970

    Setting: An A& E Deptartment Mary, Danny and Clive like to hang out at A & E on a Friday […]

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  • Show 1044 – Unfrozen – 25th Feb – The Other Palace, London

      1st January 1970

    An ice-cream factory in a heatwave The ice-cream factory in Brentwood is doing amazing business to the delight of its […]

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  • Show 1035 – Green With Envy – 19th Feb – The Other Palace, London

      1st January 1970

    The waiting room of Anderson’s talk show Karen the floor manager (and wife of Anderson) becomes a star in her […]

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  • Show 1034 – I Just Can’t Wait to Be Thin – 18th Feb – The Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue, London

      1st January 1970

    A weight-loss club The reverend Marcus opens his church hall every Wednesday at 7pm for the weight loss club, run […]

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