The Showstoppers’ Improvised Musical

Gilded Balloon Teviot (Venue 14)

3 - 26 August (not 23 August)

Start time 23:00

Running time 70 minutes

Tickets £7.50 - £12.50

Online Bookings:
Venue | Fringe | Comedy Festival

Phone Bookings:
Venue 0131 622 6552
Fringe 0131 226 0000

The Showstoppers official site

'Glorious. Showstopper! simply shouldn't stop.'

The Observer

'Achingly funny. Top-class. Worth seeing again and again.'

***** Time Out

'The show makes your jaw drop in impressed amazement and your ribs ache with laughter.'

***** Mail On Sunday

'A professionally staged and brilliantly executed piece of work that is a shining example of how good improv can be.'

***** Chortle

Back for their fifth Edinburgh season, this unmissable troupe will be improvising a total of 28 brand new musicals based on audience suggestions at this year's Fringe - including five family-friendly matinees which are listed separately here.

This year also sees the group rename themselves: previously the show was promoted as Showstopper! The Improvised Musical; the new moniker of The Showstoppers focuses attention on the brilliant ensemble who work together so seamlessly in creating a brand new musical at every performance.

The conceit of the show remains that a writer has just one night to create a hit show to impress his producer. Stuck for ideas, he takes audience suggestions for a title, storylines and musical styles that they’d like to see in the show. The Showstoppers then create a musical from scratch based around those suggestions. Utterly unpredictable, frequently side-splittingly funny and featuring dazzling dance routines and catchy melodies.

The Showstoppers tour nationally, play regular London residencies in the West End and have enjoyed four sell-out Edinburgh Fringe seasons. Their first BBC Radio 4 series of six special 30 minute improvised musicals was broadcast in 2011. This format was created by Sticking Place Artistic Director Adam Meggido and veteran improviser Dylan Emery, both of whom worked closely with the late, great theatre maverick, Ken Campbell.

The Showstoppers are: Chris Ash, Duncan Walsh Atkins, Alex Atty, Ruth Bratt, Sam Cable, Julie Clare, Dylan Emery, Pippa Evans, Sean McCann, Adam Meggido, Philip Pellew, David Reed, Oliver Senton, Lucy Trodd & Sarah Louise Young.


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