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Showstopper! The Improvised Musical adds London dates
The Olivier Award-winning comedy musical adds three more London dates.
It has been announced that the Olivier Award-winning Best Entertainment Showstopper The Improvised Musical will return to London's West End for new Monday evening dates at the Lyric Theatre, 10 October, 14 November and 12 December 2016.
"Every night the cast of Showstopper! The Improvised Musical pull off something incredibly ambitious; they create a real musical from scratch, not just an improv night with songs but a full story with characters you can care about, a live band of incredible musicians, and seamless choreography...an ingenious, unique blend of comedy, musical theatre and spontaneity."
Created by Adam Meggido and Dylan Emery it features musical direction by Duncan Walsh Atkins, design by Simon Scullion, lighting by Tim Mascall and sound by Tom Lishman.
The cast includes Ruth Bratt, Justin Brett, Dylan Emery, Pippa Evans, Susan Harrison, Sean McCann, Adam Meggido, Philip Pellew, Andrew Pugsley, Lucy Trodd, and Sarah-Louise Young; with seven cast members appearing per performance plus a live on-stage band.
Highlights from the 2015/2016 West End run have included: ‘Peter Panama’ a redemptive tale of off – shore accounting and tax avoidance featuring the Guys and Dolls – inspired opening number ‘Bring Out Your Money’; ‘Queen of Spades’, set in the gardens of Buckingham Palace and featuring the show’s first ever call for ‘Oh Calcutta’; ‘These Are a Few of My Favourite Pills’ set in a Nursing Home , 'Blatt Out of Hell' from the Fifa HQ, ‘The Lyin’ King’ set in the Daily Mail newsroom; ‘I never tyre of Georgia’ set in Kwikfit in the Deep South and 'Bricking It', the sad history of the Guernsey Lego factory.
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical is presented by James Seabright, Julie Clare, Keith Strachan and Ray Cooney by arrangement with Suzanna Rosenthal for Showstopper Productions.