Olivier Award Winning show straight from London’s West End is coming to The Dukes on the 27th May 2023.

Showstopper! is spontaneous musical comedy at its absolute finest. It is the first ever long-form improv show to have a full West End run and to be nominated and win an Olivier Award.

For those that haven’t yet experienced the live phenomenon that is ‘Showstopper! The Improvised Musical’, the show is a fully-realised musical created live on the spot from audience suggestions. The cast take suggestions from the audience for the setting and musical styles and turn them into ingenious storylines, hilarious characters and stunning song and dance numbers. The audience also name that night’s show, which is added to The Showstoppers’ archive of more than 1,200 shows that they have performed since the show's inception in 2008.

So, whether it's a Broadway barnstormer or sophisticated Sondheim, whether it's set in an American high school, ancient Egypt or a coffee shop – if the audience suggests it, The Showstoppers will perform it!

The show has been a 'must-see' show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the past 13 years

(about to be 14 as it returns to the Pleasance Grand this August). It had a West-End run in 2015 at The Apollo in Shaftesbury Avenue, for which it won its Olivier. In 2019 it also had a run at The Other Palace.


“So polished, it defies belief.” DAILY TELEGRAPH ★★★★★

“Achingly funny... Worth seeing again and again.” TIME OUT CRITICS CHOICE ★★★★★

“Magical, properly funny. A triumph.” TIMES ★★★★

“Staggeringly good. A must see.” THE STAGE ★★★★

Performance Date & Times: 27th May 3.30pm & 7.30pm

Tickets can be booked via the Dukes website: https://dukeslancaster.org/whats-on/theatre/showstopper-the-improvised-musical or by contacting the Box Office at 01524 598500.




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