Showstopper! The Improvised Musical | Stafford Gatehouse Theatre

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Genre Music

Fri 1 Apr 2022

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical is a fully-realised musical created live from audience

suggestions. It includes moving storylines, amazing songs, full group harmonies, dance

numbers. It’s also very funny to watch.

The Showstoppers have been working on the show since 2008, figuring out how to improvise

in increasingly esoteric styles, musical, dance, straight theatre, and film genres to name but a


In the Autumn of 2015, it became the first longform improv show to have a full run in the West

End at the Apollo Theatre. Then in April 2016, the show became the first improv show ever to

be nominated, and subsequently win, an Olivier Award (Best Entertainment & Family Show). It

has since been at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the past 12 years, had a 12-week run at

London’s Other Palace in early 2019 and continues to play monthly at the Lyric Theatre in

London’s West End.

‘Has everything you want from a blockbuster musical – it just happens to be made up on the

spot.’ Metro