‘Every show is a celebration of the amazing improv performers’: Showstopper! The Improvised Musical – The Other Palace ★★★★★

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The Other Palace, London – until 16 March 2019

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical is exactly what it says on the tin, a musical that is created new every night by audience input and the amazing, fast-thinking and uber talented cast. Every show is different and every show is a celebration of the amazing improv performers. This night was the 1,000th performance of Showstopper but you could’ve been at every single one and seen something unique every time; that’s the joy of the show.

Tonight’s show, titled The Cream of Yorkshire, was set in a soup kitchen and featured songs inspired by Singin’ in the Rain, Oklahoma, The Producers, The Rocky Horror Show, Cabaret, Joseph and Bat Out of Hell. It was wild and wonderful.

The cast works together to create priceless, drama-filled and absolutely wild shows. Up to seven performers appear at each performance, with each one having an unrivalled amount of comedic and improvisational talent. They create a show, and command an audience which is in the palm of their funny hands from the second they step on stage.

Despite the full improv of this show, it’s so well planned it’s unreal. The cast members know each other and their movements so intensely that they pick up every innuendo and make it into a polished, laugh out loud performance.

This is top dollar entertainment that will have you laughing your socks off and feeling inspired to create. Showstopper! is a magical, mysterious and wonderful show that needs to be seen… and then seen again!

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Always surrounded by music from a young age, Olivia Mitchell is currently completing a degree in Classical Singing. To honour her passion for musical theatre in particular, in 2015, she started her blog Rewrite This Story, where she reviews shows, interviews performers and writes about all things theatrical. She tweets via @RewriteThisWeb.
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Always surrounded by music from a young age, Olivia Mitchell is currently completing a degree in Classical Singing. To honour her passion for musical theatre in particular, in 2015, she started her blog Rewrite This Story, where she reviews shows, interviews performers and writes about all things theatrical. She tweets via @RewriteThisWeb.

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