The unique musical comedy ‘Showstopper! The Improvised Musical’ is coming to The Lowry in Salford this July.

The show, which will feature at The Lowry on July 28 and 29, is a fully-realised musical created on the spot from audience suggestions. The cast take ideas for settings, genres, musical styles and the show title and weave it into ingenious storylines with “hilarious” characters.

From Lin Manuel Miranda to Stephen Sondheim, whether it’s set in a primary school, Ancient Egypt, or a mattress shop – if the audience thinks it, The Showstoppers can turn it into a hit musical.

(c) Alex Brenner

Most of the cast have also earned acclaim in their own right. Founder member Ruth Bratt is in the famous Comedy Store Players, the longest running impro show in the country; Pippa Evans is a regular on BBC Radio 4 – and is currently on tour with I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue; and co-founder Adam Meggido directed the West End and Broadway hit show Peter Pan Goes Wrong.

The Showstoppers also regularly run improvisation workshops and courses for beginners and professionals and create hilarious and insightful interviews with theatre stars in The Showstopper! Podcast.

Now, after 16 years, Showstopper! The Improvised Musical has created over 1000 brand new musicals.

Playbill named them pick of the Fringe in Edinburgh last year and they were the third-highest reviewed show of the entire festival, no mean feat in their 14th year.

Now the creators of Showstopper! The Improvised Musical have created Showstoppers’ Kids Show for audiences aged 5+.

From magical kingdoms to a spooky graveyard the audience decides where the story is set, what happens next and who the characters are – everything is made up on the spot, but grown-ups take heed as they “only take suggestions from kids!”

For tickets and more information, click here.

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