Showstopper! The Improvised Musical To Offer World Premieres of 80 New Musicals in First Extended West End Run

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Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, which has previously played one-nighters at the Ambassadors Theatre and seasons at fringe theatres like The King's Head, is to have its first extended West End engagement, beginning performances Sept. 24 prior to an official opening Sept. 30 for a run through Nov. 29. Since each performance sees a brand-new musical created based on improvisation, this means that 80 new musicals will be created, on the spot, across the season.

Nightly the company creates a real musical from scratch--not just an improv night with songs, but a full story with stories and characters, a live band, and spontaneous choreography. Highlights from previous shows have included Emotional Baggage (an apt title for a tale of First Class romance at Heathrow Airport, with songs in the style of Sondheim and Abba), Sweeney Cod (in which an ambitious fish and chip shop owner falls victim to unrequited love, with a touch of Kander and Ebb alongside the pineapple fritters), and To Bleed Or Not To Bleed (a high-stakes opera of communist vampires, channelling Mel Brooks and featuring an undead chorus). Showstopper! was created by Adam Meggido and Dylan Emery. Duncan Walsh Atkins is musical director, with design by Simon Scullion, lighting by Tim Mascall and sound by Tom Lishman. The company includes Ruth Bratt, Justin Brett, Dylan Emery, Pippa Evans, Susan Harrison, Sean McCann, Adam Meggido, Philip Pellew, Andrew Pugsley, Oliver Senton, Lucy Trodd, and Sarah-Louise Young, with seven cast members appearing per performance plus a live on-stage band.



It is produced by James Seabright, Julius Green and Julie Clare by arrangement with Suzanna Rosenthal for Showstopper Productions.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 482 9671, or visit www.nimaxtheatres.com

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