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Showstopper! The Improvised Musical Extends and Moves to the Lyric Theatre

Saturday, 28th Nov 2015  

The last time we ran one of these articles on show extensions in the West End we also emphasised the news that the popular Showstopper! The Improvised Musical was coming to an end in the closing days of November 2015.

The production is due to end its run at the Apollo Theatre on Saturday 28th November 2015, but it has now been revealed that a special announcement is taking place on that final production – it will be returning in 2016!

February 2016 will see Showstopper! transfer to the Lyric Theatre, where it will enjoy an additional 10 performances in the West End every Monday until July.

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical does exactly what it says on the tin and sees a talented team of improv performers create a new show from scratch each night. Previous performances during the run in 2015 have seen newly created shows like The Lyin’ King and Blatt Out Of Hell, amongst others, and the results have been audience and critical success.

The current cast includes 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. Megiddo and Emery also created the show.

Following its run at the Apollo Theatre Showstopper! The Improvised Musical runs at the Lyric Theatre every Monday from February 2016.

Meanwhile, whilst one show finds a new home, another continues at the same venue with new dates. Book Of Mormon, the hit musical comedy from the creators of South Park and Avenue Q, as extended at the Prince of Wales Theatre so that audiences can now pick up theatre tickets for performances up to March 2016.

The show follows a group of Mormon missionaries who head to Uganda to spread the word of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. However, when they get there they discover that the locals have bigger concerns than religion.

It opened at the Prince of Wales Theatre in March 2013 and is now booking there to Saturday 5th March 2016.

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