Showstopper! The Improvised Musical. Image shows from L to R: Lucy Trodd, Pippa Evans. Copyright: BBC.

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

BBC Radio 4 comedy. 7 episodes (pilot + 1 series), 2010 - 2011. Stars Dylan Emery, Pippa Evans, Ruth Bratt, Lucy Trodd, Sean McCann, Philip Pellew, Oliver Senton and others.

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

A team of musicians, singers and comedians create an improvised musical on the spot and cram it in to half an hour

Genre
Comedy
Broadcast
2010 - 2011
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
7   (1 pilot + 1 series)
Creators
Dylan Emery and Adam Meggido
Starring
Dylan Emery, Pippa Evans, Ruth Bratt, Lucy Trodd, Sean McCann, Philip Pellew, Oliver Senton, Julie Clare and others
Producer
Sam Bryant

A radio series in which the Showstopper! team of musicians, singers and comedians create an improvised musical on the spot and cram it in to half an hour. The songs, plot and characters are based entirely on suggestions from the live studio audience.

There's no script, no score and no planning - the team has to improvise the entire thing purely from audience suggestions, gathered by the show's Master Of Ceremonies.

Showstopper! is regarded as one of the most experienced musical improvisation groups in the country. The core members - Pippa Evans, Ruth Bratt, Lucy Trodd, Sean McCann, Oliver Sentin - regularly perform Showstopper! in London, Edinburgh and Bristol.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 16th March 2010 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 23rd February 2011 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes

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