Showstopper! The Improvised Musical is a completely improvised show which takes cues from the audience. It premiered in 2008 and has quickly become one of the most famous plays in its genre. The show has toured extensively in the UK before becoming a staple of London’s West End, where it sells out every year.
This unique concept was conceived at an improv comedy workshop that the creators Adam Meggido and Dylan Emery attended in London. The actors take suggestions from the audience who provide the show setting, title, and musicals whose style they then adopt.
The premise of this show is a musical writer on a deadline, that fortunately meets an imaginative audience! The writer needs your help. You get to throw your suggestions out for everything from setting, musical style, and even the title itself.
The Showstopper! cast and musical team then invent a brand new musical live in front of the audience, with rib-tickling characters, incredible dance numbers, and wacky storylines. You walk in with no idea what you will experience, and walk out having filled your belly with laughter, tears, and everything in between.
Book online tickets for Showstopper! The Improvised Musical in London.
Booking Period: 15 November 2021 to 12 December 2022.
Lyric Theatre first opened its doors in 1888, and is the oldest surviving theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue. Originally designed for operettas by architect C. J. Phipps, the theatre has since been home to a wide range of shows - from dramas, comedies, musicals, and more. It is a prominent West End theatre that has hosted huge stars - from Vivien Leigh to Ian McKellan, and made a name for itself in live entertainment.
Seating Capacity: 1,061
Address: 29 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 7ES, United Kingdom
Tube: The nearest tube station is Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo line and Piccadilly line).
Bus: Bus lines servicing the area are 1, 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 55, and 176.
Available Facilities: Theatre Bars, Cloakroom, Toilets
Accessibility: Accessible toilets, Guide dogs allowed, Wheelchair access available in all sections except Bars, Wheelchair spaces are in boxes C, D and E. The theatre is fitted with a Williams Sound hearing assistance system and headsets are available on a first come first served basis.
Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue.
Dress Code: Smart and casual wear or semi-formals are recommended. Keep in mind that most London theatres are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
Outside Food: Most theatres do not allow outside food inside the theatres but most of them also have a café or restaurant inside the premises or nearby.
The best way to buy cheap or discounted Showstopper! The Improvised Musical tickets is to book them online as you will often come across attractive discounts. Book your Showstopper! The Improvised Musical tickets in advance as they tend to get more expensive closer to the show date.
You can easily buy last-minute Showstopper! The Improvised Musical tickets at www.london-theater-tickets.com. You can even visit the TKTS booth at Leicester Square to procure cheap and last-minute Showstopper! The Improvised Musical London tickets. However, the only way to purchase Showstopper! The Improvised Musical London tickets at the TKTS booth is in person so be prepared for long queues.
Booking Showstopper! The Improvised Musical tickets online will give you the opportunity to select your specific seats, thus ensuring you do not get stuck with partial view seating. But if you try your luck with lottery tickets, or purchase day seats, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the Box Office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical next opens on 26th September 2022 at Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue.
The show is suitable for a family audience but please be aware as the show is improvised there may occasionally be more adult content.
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical is playing at Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue in London.
Generally, children above 5 years are expected to pay full price for a London theatre ticket. However, Kids Week, which is an annual event during the summer, lets you purchase theatre tickets for children under 16 at half price as long as they are accompanied by two adults.
The running time of Showstopper! The Improvised Musical is 1 hours and 50 minutes with one intermission.
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical is about an audience coming together to inspire the cast and crew in their on-the-spot creation of a completely unique show.
You get to choose which songs appear in Showstopper! The Improvised Musical.
The main stars of Showstopper! The Improvised Musical are Jonathan Ainscough, Ruth Bratt, Justin Brett, Matt Cavendish, and Dylan Emery.
There is no specific dress code at West End. However, it is prudent to dress in semi-formals or smart casuals and something comfortable. Carry a light sweater or a jacket as the theatre can get a bit chilly.
No, outside food is not allowed while attending Showstopper! The Improvised Musical. Most theatres do have a cafeteria or bar inside the premises where you can get snacks and drinks.
Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue has multiple facilities including bars and toilets at every level, a fully adapted unisex toilet, drinks and refreshments available for preorder, and a cloakroom for the audiences during Showstopper! The Improvised Musical.
Photography, videography, and sound recording are prohibited inside the theatre. Some theatres do have a souvenir shop from where you can purchase pictures of stills of the show.
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