Some time around the purchase of my first pair of tap shoes, I realised that every moment in life had a song and dance. Also that – regardless of my company’s desires – I would indulge it.
Mine and every millennial’s favourite, Wicked, has graced* my life on almost ten occasions and I have spent most of my OCD-addled adult life thinking there would never be another musical I would want to see as many times.
Then a ridiculous, no-budget musical came along and turned my Elphaba upside down.
Showstopper! – exclamation intended – is an entirely improvised musical for both intolerable show choir graduates (hello, friend) and the musically indifferent.
The Olivier Award-winning ‘Showstoppers’ have created an all-singing, all-dancing triumph of unpredictable genius.
Each show is curated purely on live suggestions from the audience and hilarity ensues at a level often difficult for practiced performers to reach.
Showstopper! takes the sharpest lolz imaginable and almost makes them feel intimate. It was unlike any show I’ve seen before and one I’m likely to stalk as they tour the country.
Do. Not. Miss. It.