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Harry Potter Extends as Showstopper Comes to an End

Tuesday, 10th Nov 2015

An extension has been announced for one of the West End’s most anticipated shows, whilst Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, the critically acclaimed production running at the Apollo Theatre, enters its final weeks in the West End.

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child hasn’t even opened yet, but it comes as little surprise that demand for the upcoming sequel story to the Harry Potter books and films would be through the roof. theatre tickets went on sale at the end of October and quickly sold out, which meant more dates had to be added, ensuring that audiences can now also choose performances up to April 2017.

The story is set 19 years after the events of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows and sees Harry working for the Ministry of Magic whilst married with three children. As well as Harry struggling to keep the past in the past, the story also focuses on his son Albus who has his own problems with Harry’s legacy.

The story is by J. K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, so audiences can be certain the show will stay true to what has come before. The production opens at the Palace Theatre on Saturday 30th July 2016 and, due to the new extension, is booking to Sunday 30th April 2017.
Meanwhile, Showstopper! The Improvised Musical has been a popular production wherever it appears in the UK and regularly wins over both audiences and critics. This is true for the Apollo Theatre production as well, where it has been entertaining audiences since September 2015.

The show boasts a unique performance each night, with previous performances during the current including stories like Pope Fiction with a Vatican setting and Aargh 2 D 2 with a robot pirate ship setting. With imaginative and memorable performers and a unique flavour to each evening it has attracting a sizable audience.

And the show is currently heading to the end of its current run as it will close at the Apollo Theatre in London’s West End on Saturday 28th November 2015.

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