News: Olivier Award winners ‘Showstopper! The Improvised Musical!’ take up four-month residence at the Garrick Theatre

One of the last West End shows to be cancelled before lockdown in March, The Showstoppers turned their final performance at the Lyric Theatre into an impromptu online live stream event, which has since been viewed more than 112,000 times. During lockdown The Showstoppers have been keeping their fans entertained with live streams - some... Continue Reading →

News: Showstopper! The Improvised Musical announces four livestream events in October

With over 1,200 tickets sold and 3,000 suggestions for musical theatre styles, songs and settings for their socially distanced livestreams to date, Olivier Award winners and Fringe favourites The Showstoppers return to your home screens with four completely improvised musicals this October.  Using state-of-the-art technology and maintaining rigorous social distancing, these incredibly talented performers will take... Continue Reading →

News: The Showstoppers’ Alternative Eurovision Song Contest raises £7,400 for The Care Workers’ Charity

Staged as a tribute to this year’s cancelled Eurovision Song Contest, Olivier Award-winning musical comedy improvisers The Showstoppers raised £7,400 on Friday evening for the Care Workers’ Charity by delivering their very own Alternative Eurovision Song Contest. Featuring brand new songs parodying familiar Eurovision genres, The Showstoppers recreateed the OTT production values, high camp, and... Continue Reading →

News: Hoopla offers online improv classes

It’s often said that laughter is the best medicine and, Hoopla, the UK’s first improv theatre, are injecting comedy into the current crisis with online improv classes for those on lockdown. Following the cancellation of their normal workshops and the delay to their annual improv festival, the company have created online drop-in sessions, bringing improvisation... Continue Reading →

News: Improbable Announces First Ever iii! (International Institute of Improvisation) Summer Academy

Lee Simpson and Phelim McDermott, Improbable's Artistic Directors, have been at the forefront of the unfolding story of improvisation since the mid 1980s, leading impro into new forms, widening its scope and taking it to places it wouldn’t otherwise have gone; everywhere from scrappy rooms above pubs to grand operatic stages. They have used improvisation... Continue Reading →

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