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
- 2010 - 2011
- BBC Radio 4
- 7 (1 pilot + 1 series)
- Dylan Emery and Adam Meggido
- Dylan Emery, Pippa Evans, Ruth Bratt, Lucy Trodd, Sean McCann, Philip Pellew, Oliver Senton, Julie Clare and others
- 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 company
- Laugh track
- Live audience
- 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
- Last repeat
- Wednesday 20th January 2021 at 5:00am on Radio 4 Extra