Normally when composing our reviews, we try to keep light on the details in order not to spoil the experience for you, but Showstopper! The Improvised Musical lets us disregard this completely as every night is different! Based purely from audience suggestions we get to decide the subject matter, musical styles and title, for tonight we were to see Stomach The Knife. A story of jealousy within the characterised internal organs/body parts inside of a bomb defuser…
Every person in the ensemble is a star and shines bright. The story arcs worked perfectly and the catchy lyrics stayed with us way into the night. Now lets get onto some of the more unsung heroes of the show, the musicians. The trio on stage were able to flow in and out, knowing exactly whats needed at what point. You’ll sit there and marvel at the unity of the departments through the evening.
As the final song closed with one of the best sing alongs in a musical I’ve ever been apart of, you wouldn’t of guessed that this had been the first (and last) outing of Stomach The Knife. This show has infinite repeat viewing, we’re so gutted that we wont have time to fit it in our schedule because the first thing you’ll want to do is re-book to experience it all over again!
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical is on at 6pm everyday at the Pleasance Courtyard until the 27th August