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The Showstoppers are legends. I first came across them, well, a long time ago at Edinburgh and then at the King’s Head Theatre in London. They even created WhatsOnStage: The Musical for me for a special event. In the new year, they celebrate another milestone – their 1000th performance – with a new eight-week season at The Other Palace. I can’t wait to reunite with them to discuss their incredible journey to date…
The company of SHOWSTOPPER! The Improvised Musical will deliver eight brand-new, completely spontaneous musicals every week at The Other Palace, alongside their regular monthly performances in the West End’s Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue. During the run, the company will mark their 1000th unique, one-of-a-kind performance.
With eleven years as an Edinburgh Festival must-see phenomenon, a critically acclaimed West End run and the Olivier Award for Best Entertainment and Family Show to their name, The Showstoppers – founded by Dylan Emery and Adam Meggido – have blazed a trail in world-class improvised musical comedy and delighted audiences across the globe.
Transforming audience suggestions – for setting, musical styles, show title and more – into all-singing, all-dancing productions with hilarious results, The Showstoppers guarantee audiences an entirely different show every single night as each performance is a brand-new musical West End hit waiting to happen.
For the Q&A after the 7.30pm performance of Showstopper! on Wednesday 30 January 2019, I’ll be joined by Dylan Emery, Adam Meggido and other members of the Showstoppers company.
London Is Open… and so are The Showstoppers
In a vast library of videos over the past 11 years, here’s a Showstopper! sample that still tickles me: a Brexit-soothing ditty for the Mayor London’s post-2016 referendum London Is Open campaign.