Improvised fun in Showstopper

Showstoppers at Devonshire Park theatre in Eastbourne

Showstoppers at Devonshire Park theatre in Eastbourne

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The critically acclaimed Showstopper! The Improvised Musical comes to the Devonshire Park Theatre this Saturday.

As well as undergoing a first West End residency at the Apollo Theatre, The Showstoppers will be singing and dancing their way around theatres across the country in an extensive national tour and stop off in Eastbourne tomorrow, September 26, at 7.45pm.

No two nights are ever the same as The Showstoppers take audience suggestions and then spin a brand new comedy musical out of thin air - stories, characters, tunes, lyrics, dances, harmonies and all - with unpredictable and hilarious results.

If you’ve thought improv looked difficult before, with the likes of Whose Line Is It Anyway, try doing it in time and tune to music.

Having grown since 2008 to become the UK’s most acclaimed and in-demand musical improvisers, The Showstoppers have become a must-see staple of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

With four West End seasons and an acclaimed BBC Radio 4 series to their name, they have also taken their ingenious blend of comedy, musical theatre and spontaneity around the globe, picking up accolades and awards including The Times Best of the Fringe.

The cast features some of the brightest minds in the world of comedy and musical theatre and includes co-founder Adam Meggido, an award-winning writer/composer who has improvised at the National, The Royal Court Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and holds the world record for the directing the longest impro show - 55 hours without a break. Dylan Emery, the other co-founder, has been improvising for more than 15 years – including at the National/Royal Court/Shakespeare’s Globe. Also in the company is‧ Pippa Evans, an Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee, Ruth Bratt an improv Fringe regular whose recent TV credits include Ricky Gervais’s Derek, ‧and Sarah-Louise Young who won the Best Musical Variety Act in the London Cabaret Awards.

For tickets go to www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk/events/showstopperor or call box office on 01323 412000.