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Showstopper! The Improvised Musical (The Showstoppers – Something For The Weekend)

By | Published on Friday 22 August 2014

A wonderful example of showmanship and entertainment, ‘Showstopper!’ is a dazzling improvised musical. Improvised shows are sometimes the hardest to pull off, but to do it literally singing and dancing is an even more impressive feat, especially when the cast do it this well. Ruth Bratt’s number, as a beauty pageant contestant whose special talent is that of a contortionist, done in the style of ‘Miss Saigon’ was an incredible highlight, but the whole show sparkled. It’s just a shame that occasionally when singing, the same line would be repeated over and over again, beating an initially good joke to death. Regardless, in its seventh year at the Fringe, ‘Showstopper!’ remains an incredibly impressive and distinguished piece of entertainment.

Gilded Balloon, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Patricia-Ann Young]