Showstopper Production and Something for the Weekend present:
The Showstoppers’ Kids Show
Pleasance Two: 1st – 19th August
2016 Olivier Award Winners for Best Entertainment and Family
2016 Chortle Award Winners for Character, Improv or Sketch Act
for Showstopper! The Improvised Musical
Following an amazingly successful season last summer at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, an ongoing UK tour and a Christmas Kids Show season in Leicester Square in December, the critically acclaimed improv masterminds behind Showstopper! The Improvised Musical are set to delight audiences of all ages when they return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year with their unique blend of spontaneous musical theatre and interactive children’s entertainment, The Showstoppers’ Kids Show.
The Showstoppers’ Kids Show will be thrilling children (and parents!) in Pleasance Two from 1st – 19th August at 11am. Tickets are on sale from today!
The Showstoppers’ Kids Show is specifically designed to entertain and inspire children by opening the show up to the kids in the audience, who suggest characters and ideas throughout to help create a wildly imaginative musical that only a child’s creativity could come up with. No two shows are ever the same as The Showstoppers take suggestions and devise a brand new musical comedy adventure completely on the spot.
If your children could create their very own show, where would they start? A magical castle? A spooky graveyard? Or maybe Dora and the Gruffalo meet dinosaurs under the sea? For children who fancy it, there are plenty of opportunities to join in. But grown-ups should be warned that youngsters call the shots and suggestions are ONLY taken from kids!
Having grown since 2008 to become the UK’s most acclaimed and in-demand musical improvisers, The Showstoppers have become a must-see staple of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and are now a West End favourite as well, with a hugely successful ongoing UK tour too.
With an acclaimed BBC Radio 4 series to their name, the team have taken their ingenious blend of comedy, musical theatre and spontaneity around the globe, picking up accolades and awards including the 2016 Chortle Award for Character, Improv or Sketch Act, The Times Best of the Fringe, Mervyn Stutter’s Spirit Of The Fringe Award and nominations for MTM Best Production Award and MTM Judges’ Discretionary Award. They even appeared on CBBC’s The Slammer – and won!
‘Mad, magical and marvelous… Sold out – and for good reason’ ★★★★ ArtsAwardVoice
‘Funny, silly, uplifting and ridiculous, it’s a great kids show’ ★★★★The List
‘An excellent musical show for all the family’ ★★★★One4Review
‘Make sure you see this show. And then go again.’ ★★★★★BroadwayBaby.com
“10 stars out of 5!” Rosie, aged 9
The rotating cast features some of the brightest minds at the forefront of the UK improv scene and in the world of comedy and musical theatre. The company includes co-founders Adam Meggido and Dylan Emery plus Pippa Evans, Ruth Bratt, Sarah-Louise Young, Andrew Pugsley and Lucy Trodd.
Date: 1st – 19th August 2017
Show: The Showstoppers’ Kids Show
Venue: Pleasance Courtyard – Pleasance Two
Address: 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH8 9TJ
Price: Previews: £6.00, Early Week: £8.50 (£7.50), Midweek: £9.00 / £8.00, Weekend: £10.00 / £9.00
Box Office: www.pleasance.co.uk / www.edfringe.com / 0131 226 0000