Showstopper! The Improvised Musical at the Apollo Theatre
The Popular Improvisational Show Set to Appear in the West End for a Full Run this Autumn
It has been revealed that the Apollo Theatre will welcome Showstopper! The Improvised Musical to its stage this September, giving West End crowds the chance to see this celebrated production, which changes every night and has found praise at other locations around the country.
The improvisational hit has earned critical acclaim, with creators Adam Meggido and Dylan Emery earning praise alongside its talented cast, particularly when it previously appeared in London in 2011 when it was staged at the Udderbelly on South Bank.
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical boasts of creating something completely new every night and this is why audience returning for repeat performances will naturally find something entirely different. Press material indicates that previous examples of musicals devised onstage include a romantic show set at Heathrow Airport and another about communist vampires. But it is likely that those picking up theatre tickets for its Apollo Theatre run will be surprised to find stories that go in completely different directions.
It is described as follows: “Fast, funny and entertaining, the team nightly pull off something incredibly ambitious. They create a real musical from scratch, not just an impro night with songs but a full story with stories and characters you can care about”.
Adam Meggido has a lot of experience with improvisational comedy, having also appeared n the likes of the London 50-Hour Improvathon, plus his plays like Chaos Of Delight and Mr Israel. Meanwhile, co-creator Dylan Emery has also performed in other improv shows like Grand Theft Impro (which he also co-founded) and The School Of Night.
Performers set to appear in the upcoming production at the Apollo Theatre include Ruth Bratt, Justin Brett, Dylan Emery, Pippa Evans, Susan Harrison, Sean McCann, Adam Meggido, Philip Pellew, Andrew Pugsley, Oliver Senton, Lucy Trodd, and Sarah-Louise Young.
Audience currently heading to the Apollo Theatre can see Dear Lupin, with James and Jack Fox in lead roles. The production opened this week and is set to continue at the venue until September, leaving the stage set for Showstoppers to follow it.
Showstoppers! The Improvised Musical runs at the Apollo Theatre from Thursday 24th September 2015.