Award winning 'Showstopper! The Improvised Musical' coming to Salford this summer

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The incredible ‘Showstopper! The Improvised Musical’ are bringing their spontaneous musical comedy to Manchester's Lowry Theatre 28th-29th June.

Spontaneous musical comedy at its finest, this is the first ever long-form improv show to have a full West End run and to be nominated and win an Olivier Award.

For those who haven’t yet experienced the live phenomenon that is ‘Showstopper! The Improvised Musical’, the show is a fully-realised musical created on the spot from audience suggestions. The cast take ideas for settings, genres, musical styles and the show title and weave it into ingenious storylines with hilarious characters.

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From Lin Manuel Miranda to Stephen Sondheim, whether it’s set in a primary school, Ancient Egypt, or a mattress shop – if the audience thinks it, The Showstoppers can turn it into a hit musical.

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Most of the cast have also earned acclaim in their own right. Founder member Ruth Bratt is in the famous Comedy Store Players, the longest running impro show in the country; Pippa Evans is a regular on BBC Radio 4 – and is currently on tour with I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue; and co-founder Adam Meggido directed the West End and Broadway hit show Peter Pan Goes Wrong. The Showtsoppers also regularly run improvisation workshops and courses for beginners and professionals and create hilarious and insightful interviews with theatre stars in The Showstopper! Podcast.

The Showstoppers have performed created more than 1,000 brand new musicals since they were formed in 2008 but they don’t stop working hard at their craft – they have to learn to improvise in the style of every hit show that comes to town and they always encourage audiences to challenge them and keep them on their toes. As a result, they continue fill theatres, delight audiences and win awards. Playbill named them pick of the Fringe in Edinburgh last year and they were the third-highest reviewed show of the entire festival, no mean feat in their 14th year.

Winner – Olivier Award: Best Entertainment and Family - 2016

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Winner – Chortle Award: Best Character, Improv or Sketch Act - 2016

Winner – Mervyn Stutter’s Spirit Of The Fringe Award - 2009

Nominated – Chortle Best Music or Variety Act - 2011

Nominee – Best Production – MTM Awards - 2009

Nominee – Judges’ Discretionary Award – MTM Awards 2009

“Amazing! Absolutely brilliant! Congratulations - The Showstoppers took my 24hr challenge and succeeded 200%!” ELAINE PAIGE


“A consistent audience favourite.” PLAYBILL ★★★★★

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“So polished, it defies belief.” DAILY TELEGRAPH ★★★★★

“Achingly funny... Worth seeing again and again.” TIME OUT CRITICS CHOICE ★★★★★

“Magical, properly funny. A triumph.” TIMES ★★★★

“Some of the superb musical pastiches they think up might make a few West End veterans blush. Brilliant.” FINANCIAL TIMES ★★★★

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“A success story that could run and never repeat itself.” EVENING STANDARD ★★★★

“Staggeringly good. A must see.” THE STAGE ★★★★

“Has everything you want from a blockbuster musical – it just happens to be made up on the spot.” METRO

“Prepare to be wowed! Showstopper! might be the only West End show you ever need.” CHORTLE

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