Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, The Other Palace | Review

Wednesday 23 January 2019

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical 
The Other Palace
Reviewed on Wednesday 23rd January 2019 by Olivia Mitchell 

It's. So. Good. 

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical is exactly what it says on the tin, a musical that is created new every night by audience input and the amazing, fast thinking and uber talented cast. Every show is different and every show is a celebration of the amazing improv performers. Tonight was the 1000th performance of Showstopper but you could've been at every single one and seen something unique every time; that's the joy of the show.

Tonight's show, titled The Cream of Yorkshire, was set in a soup kitchen and featured songs inspired by Singing in the Rain, Oklahoma, The Producers, The Rocky Horror Show, Cabaret, Joseph and Bat Out of Hell. It was wild and wonderful. 

The cast work together to create priceless, drama filled and absolutely wild shows. Up to seven performers appear at each performance, with each one having an unrivalled amount of comedic and improvisational talent. They create a show, and command an audience who are in the palm of their funny hands from the second they step on stage.

Despite the full improv of this show, it's so well planned it's unreal. The cast know each other and their movements so intensely that they pick up every innuendo and make it into a polished, laugh out loud performance. 

This is top dollar entertainment that will have you laughing your socks off and feeling inspired to create. Showstopper! is a magical, mysterious and wonderful show that needs to be seen... and then seen again!

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical is at The Other Palace until March 16th 2019

photo credit: Savannah Photographic and Alex Harvey-Brown