About the show
When you come and see Showstopper! The Improvised Musical you will see a bunch of improvisers who have learned how to make up a fully-realised musical on the spot based on audience suggestions. It includes incredible, moving story-lines, amazing songs, full group harmonies, dance numbers. It’s also very funny to watch.
We’ve been working on this show since 2008, working out how to improvise in increasingly esoteric styles – musical, dance, straight theatre, film genres – whatever helps us make the show more interesting.
We also spend a lot of time trying to become better story-tellers so we can not only do your ideas justice, but so that each show is as different as it can be. It’s an all-consuming and never-ending task but we love it.
“They truly are the masters of longform improvisation. These guys have to be seen to be believed! The best musical improvisation group we’ve ever come across. More TALENT on stage than you can shake a stick at!” Time Out
“A joyous, uproarious collaboration … for sheer madcappery, refreshingly wholesome, good-natured musical slapstick, The Sticking Place’s musical high-wire act is hard to beat.” Independent on Sunday – 5/5
“Just SUBLIME… Consistently funny… This bunch are sharp. Anyone with a love for musicals or comedy should see this show and help create another classic.” Scotsman
As with any new project of this kind, the number of people to thank for their commitment, voluntary work, support, and of course money is too large to comprehensively list, but here’s a start (in no particular order):
Gabrielle Motola and Georgie Clarke for doing our photography; Philippa Goslett and Benjamin Till for their tireless work at the start; LAMDA, the Hen and Chickens, Irving Rappaport, The Wheatsheaf pub, The Actor’s Centre, The King’s Head and Chris Grady.