Lyric Theatre

29 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES GB

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical Tickets

4.8/5 - based on 34 reviews
  • Booking until: Monday, 9 December 2019
  • Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes (One interval)
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About Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Age restrictions

Ages 12+

Important Information

Suitable for ages 12+

Performance Times
  • Booking until: Monday, 9 December 2019
  • Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes (One interval)
Mon 19:30
Tue -
Wed -
Thu -
Fri -
Sat -
Sun -
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical description

Olivier Award 2016 winners The Showstoppers are back in the West End transforming audience suggestions into all-singing, all-dancing shows with unpredictable and hilarious results.

With a critically acclaimed West End run, a BBC Radio Four series and nine years of festivals and touring to their name, The Showstoppers have delighted audiences around the world with their ingenious, unique blend of comedy, musical theatre and spontaneity. 

Every Showstopper! performance is a hit musical waiting to happen - so don't miss this exclusive season of just 10 performances!

Next Performances for Showstopper! The Improvised Musical at the Lyric Theatre
Monday15th Jul 2019 7:30pm

29 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES GB

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical Cast
Monday23rd Sep 2019 7:30pm

29 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES GB

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical Cast
Monday21st Oct 2019 7:30pm

29 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES GB

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical Cast
Monday18th Nov 2019 7:30pm

29 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES GB

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical Cast
Monday 9th Dec 2019 7:30pm

29 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES GB

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical Cast

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 34 reviews

What to expect:

Acting
Music
Costumes
Story
Lighting

Recommended for:

Anyone (79%)
Families (79%)
Teenagers (88%)
Couples (94%)
Theatregoers (100%)
Latest customer reviews
Craig
Incredible

Reviewed on 26 November 2018 by , Horsham, United Kingdom

Tara
Fantastic!!

This show was amazing! If you are into musical theatre you will love it! The actors’ and musicians’ improvisation skills are so impressive! Just wow!

Reviewed on 27 July 2018 by , Dalby, Australia

Mario
Entertaining. Surprizing!

Reviewed on 15 May 2018 by , Baltimore, United States

Caroline

I have seen Showstoppers 3 times now and think this was the best one. My sister visiting from Australia was blown away and it took her a while to get her head around what she was seeing.

Reviewed on 10 October 2017 by , Manor Park, United Kingdom

WEIPING
Witty and largely spontaneous

Mostly suitable for British audience or those who have lived in the UK for a long while. You need to be able to understand the local sense of humour.

Reviewed on 10 October 2017 by , London, United Kingdom

Isabel
Very interesting!

Reviewed on 10 January 2017 by , Harrow, United Kingdom

Louise
Great fun, laughed so much!

Reviewed on 22 August 2016 by , London, United Kingdom

Sharon
Showstoppers

One of the best musicals ever seen . The acting was superb , fast paced , excellent muscians nothing to dislike at all thoroughly recommend .

Reviewed on 26 July 2016 by , Hockley, United Kingdom

Joanna
Genius

I would recomend your theatre group to God Almighty

Reviewed on 26 November 2015 by , Bridgend, United Kingdom

Louise
An Absolute Must See!

What a brilliant production, and such a great idea. The actors were fantastic, I don't know how they do such a brilliant job of improv, but it was laugh out loud funny, and fantastic. I could go again, and again!

Reviewed on 23 November 2015 by , Egham, United Kingdom

Marijana
entertaing and funny

Reviewed on 22 November 2015 by , Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Helen
Must see

Funny for beginning to end. interactive with the audience. Brilliant actor's throughout the show. To make a musical from audience suggestions.Brilliant.

Reviewed on 21 November 2015 by , Carlisle, United Kingdom

Marion
Good fun !

A really good fun evening - very clever!!

Reviewed on 13 November 2015 by , Sutton, United Kingdom

Collette
Amazing, true actors highly recommend

Reviewed on 08 November 2015 by , Bromley, United Kingdom

Zoe
A surreal but thoroughly enjoyable show

An amazing show, the crew were spectacular making a musical from the list of songs chosen and following the story line that was selected by the audience. The performers were brilliant. It was fantastic and I would recommend that people go and see this.

Reviewed on 07 November 2015 by , Southend-on-sea, United Kingdom

Catherine
A Wonderful Funny Musical Evening Out.

Made all the more fun by the audience participation in suggesting topics for the show, styles of music and ideas for how the show runs. Go armed with wacky topics! Congratulations to the cast and musicians for their amazing talent to be able to turn the weird things thrown at them into a funny, witty enjoyable musical evening out. Fast moving, so fast that innuendo passed over the heads of children in the audience.I went with my teenage daughter and we both roared with laughter. Brilliant pure entertainment.

Reviewed on 02 November 2015 by , Plymouth, United Kingdom

Val
A must see

Reviewed on 01 November 2015 by , Peterborough, United Kingdom

Stephanie
In ore of their talent and skill

Reviewed on 31 October 2015 by , Town, United Kingdom

Andy
Amazing performance

Amazing performance it made us laugh from start to finish.Not knowing what to expect was half the excitement as passionate theatre goers. Well worth a visit .

Reviewed on 29 October 2015 by , Emsworth, United Kingdom

Naushin
Skillful Improvised performance

I wasn't expecting this to be a fully improvised performance. The penny finally dropped when the 'producer' started asking the audience for suggested plots, scenes and musical scores. Initially I thought audience members had been planted but that thought quickly faded once 3/4 of the audience (myself included) got involved with suggestions either verbally or through social media. I was truly impressed with the actor's ability to take on suggestive prompts and work them into the storyline, let alone sing (this is a musical after all). Our particular play focused on corruption at FIFA with the added addition of a group of conspiracy theorists! Random, I know. The best thing about this show is that no two performances will ever be the same so you can see the play as many times as you'd like and experience something different on every occasion. It all depends on the audience and their suggestions.

Reviewed on 28 October 2015 by , Belvedere, United Kingdom

Ashleigh
Very innovative, hilarious and captivating

A great show! Was very impressed by the whole performance.

Reviewed on 27 October 2015 by , Clapham, United Kingdom

John
Fun! Different every night!

It was a great show, all made up from suggestions from the audience, much like Who's Line is it anyway (the TV show), but in the format of a 2 hour musical. It was great and I'd do it again anytime!

Reviewed on 27 October 2015 by , Sunrise, United States

William

fantastic, creative, brilliant, funny! I cam Saturday night and during the show decided to return on Sunday.

Reviewed on 26 October 2015 by , Parsippany, United States

Michael
Great cast, great singing and dancing, Great Fun!!!

Not sure what to expect or how it would work but itdid work - go yourself and your ideas could be a part of it!

Reviewed on 25 October 2015 by , Hartley, United Kingdom

hayley
Fantastic true talent

Reviewed on 25 October 2015 by , Manchester, United Kingdom

Marianne
Awe inspiring

An exceptionally talented and versatile group of improvisers who provided us with the perfect round off to a day out in London!Just great fun and very clever, we are in awe!

Reviewed on 03 October 2015 by , Winchester, United Kingdom

Elaine
Hilarious

very creative and funny .great if you fancy something a little different . Great value for money

Reviewed on 28 September 2015 by , Bromley, United Kingdom

20 Feb
2017
Phil Willmott

Happy 800th performance to Showstoppers

by Phil Willmott | Monday, February 20 2017, 23:35

SHOWSTOPPER On this site, a year or so ago I got very effusive about SHOWSTOPPERS, the group who improvised a different full length new musical at every single performance based on suggestions of subject, style and content from the audience.

Happy 800th performance to Showstoppers
20 Oct
2015
Phil Willmott

Take a chance on Showstopper!

by Phil Willmott | Tuesday, October 20 2015, 09:24

We have some great offers at the moment to see SHOWSTOPPERShowstopper!, the West End's "improvised musical" show.

I know the producers were very nervous about launching it and the challenges of both getting people to understand what the show entails and enticing them to book. So if you're one of those people that's hesitated over whether it's for you or not I'd like to try and answer any concerns you may have because you're missing a treat.

Take a chance on Showstopper!
02 Oct
2015
David Grewcock

Review: SHOWSTOPPER! at the Apollo Theatre

by David Grewcock | Friday, October 2 2015, 13:53

SHOWSTOPPER! at the Apollo Theatre Arriving for an extended run in London off the back of another hugely successful Edinburgh Festival stint, Showstopper! is a very welcome addition to the more familiar musical offerings on Shaftesbury Avenue.

The premise is delightfully simple: the cast and onstage band create a brand new musical from scratch every night. With suggestions fielded from a very enthusiastic audience, the cast are given a setting, combined with some existing show titles as reference points, and they’re off.

Review: SHOWSTOPPER! at the Apollo Theatre
13 Aug
2015
Phil Willmott

SHOWSTOPPER! The Improvised Musical

by Phil Willmott | Thursday, August 13 2015, 12:38

Showstopper - The Improvised Musical Most people appreciate how tough it is to get a new musical right, achieving the perfect balance of story, song, comedy and tragedy as recent flops like MADE IN DAGENHAM have proved.

All the more reason than to see this extraordinary little show where a handful of performers and musicians improvise a new musical based on suggestions from the audience EVERY NIGHT!

SHOWSTOPPER! The Improvised Musical