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Showstopper! The Improvised Musical (Showstopper Productions)

By | Published on Sunday 21 August 2011

Managing to turn a microphone mishap into an integral part of a musical story-line? Yes, this is just one of the brilliantly witty ways in ‘Showstopper!’ justifies its position as a consistently must-see Fringe show. Prepare to be astounded as a fiercely clever and talented cast form an entire production based solely on suggestions from its audience. It’s rather hard to believe you are watching something made up on the spot, and it’s unlikely you’ll see this level of improvisation anywhere else, never mind set to music on top! The spontaneous nature of the show allows for a complete refresh each performance thus creating a unique interaction between cast and audience. Jaw-droppingly excellent. Watch out, Lloyd-Webber!

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Aug 5 – 29 (not 17), times vary, £10.50 – £11.50, fpp233.
tw rating 5/5