SHOWSTOPPER: The Improved Musical promotional image. A blue background with the words 'Showstopper!' made up of theatre lights. The actors in the show, wearing black and red clothing, stand on top of the letters with their arms raised above their heads.
SHOWSTOPPER: The Improved Musical promotional image. A blue background with the words 'Showstopper!' made up of theatre lights. The actors in the show, wearing black and red clothing, stand on top of the letters with their arms raised above their heads.

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

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2016 Olivier Award Winners – Best Entertainment and Family Show

Spontaneous musical comedy at its absolute finest – direct from the West End and now heading to Exeter!

With twelve years as an Edinburgh Fringe must-see phenomenon, a BBC Radio 4 series, a critically acclaimed West End run and an Olivier Award to their name, The Showstoppers have delighted audiences across the globe with their ingenious blend of comedy, musical theatre and spontaneity.

A brand-new musical comedy is created from scratch at each performance of this award-winning show as audience suggestions are transformed on the spot into all-singing, all dancing
productions with hilarious results. These incredible performers are guaranteed to impress as they create shows packed with drama, dazzling dance routines and catchy melodies – it’s just all made up on the spot!

So whether you fancy Hamilton in a hospital or Sondheim in the Sahara, you suggest it and The Showstoppers will sing it!

★★★★★

“So polished, it defies belief”

The Daily Telegraph

★★★★

“If this is what improv can do, you wonder why anyone bothers writing anything
down”

The Times

★★★★★

“Achingly funny… Worth seeing again and again”

Time Out Critics' Choice

Age 12+

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Spontaneous musical comedy at its absolute finest – direct from the West End and now heading to Exeter Northcott for an intimate, stripped back performance of their Olivier Award winning show.

With twelve years as an Edinburgh Festival must-see phenomenon,  BBC Radio 4 series and a critically acclaimed West End run to their name, The Showstoppers have blazed a trail in world class improvised comedy and delighted audiences across the globe. Having kept audiences across the UK entertained with smash hit livestreamed musicals and online children’s shows in the past year, they’re thrilled to be back live on stage for you in June!

The Showstoppers transform your suggestions – for setting, musical styles, show title and more – into an entirely different show every single night! Guaranteed to impress, they create shows packed with high drama, superb lyrics, dazzling dance routines and catchy melodies – it’s just entirely made up on the spot!

Every Showstopper! performance is a brand-new musical hit waiting to happen – so don’t miss out!


The performance is sold on a socially-distanced basis.

Theatre is best enjoyed with family and friends. When you look at the seating plan to book your tickets for this show, you will notice that there are gaps between available seats to accommodate social distancing, but you will be able to enjoy the show with your bubble. To make sure that social distancing is adhered to across the auditorium, you will only be able to book all of the seats within a ‘bubble’. If your required bubble size is not available (including larger groups!), or you have any access needs, please get in touch with us on 01392 72 63 63 (Tue-Sat 10am-2pm) or via [email protected] and we will do everything we can to accommodate you.

A no quibble refund policy applies whenever Covid affects you or us. Find our more about our Coronavirus measures here.

★★★★★

‘So polished, it defies belief.’

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★★★★★

‘If this is what improv can do, you wonder why anyone bothers writing anything down.’

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★★★★★

‘Achingly funny… Worth seeing again and again.’

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★★★★★

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