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Showstopper! The Improvised Musical transfers
Improvised entertainment show Showstopper! The Improvised Musical will extend it's West End run and transfer to the Lyric Theatre. The show had been running at the Apollo Theatre until 28 November 2015 and will now extend for ten more Monday-only performances between 15 February and 25 July 2016.
Synopsis: "The Showstopper team nightly pull off something incredibly ambitious; they create a real musical from scratch, not just an improv night with songs but a full story with stories and characters you can care about, a live band of incredible musicians, and spontaneous but seamless choreography."
Highlights from the recent run at the Apollo Theatre have included: 'Royal Flush' set in the Queen's bathroom, '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.
Each show will consist of a rotating cast of seven performers, including 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.
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical is produced in the West End by James Seabright, Julius Green and Julie Clare by arrangement with Suzanna Rosenthal for Showstopper Productions. The concept was created by Adam Meggido and Dylan Emery, and features design by Simon Scullion, sound design by Tom Lishman and lighting design by Tim Mascall. Musical direction is by Duncan Walsh Atkins.
Tickets for the extended run will be on sale from today, Monday 30 November, at 5pm.