Showstopper! The Improvised Musical
No two nights are ever the same as The Showstoppers take audience suggestions and then spin a brand new comedy musical out of thin air – stories, characters, tunes, lyrics, dances, harmonies and all – with unpredictable and hilarious results. If you’ve thought improv looked difficult before, try doing it in time (and tune) to music!
Luke and Laura are brother and sister; they reunite at their famous mother’s funeral after many years apart, following a bitter break-up with Luke’s husband Felix. An old intimate friend of their mother is there to complete the party, and as the evening draws on she reveals her own vein of intrigue. With the arrival of Felix at the wake, and while the alcohol flows, a story saturated with recrimination, revelation and revenge is revealed.
It’s Friday evening on a council estate in Dalston… Gideon, a young, observant Jewish man from the other side of town is attacked.
The warm-hearted and quirky Gina insists on protecting him in her flat. Dusk falls, Sabbath begins and no strictly observant Jew can travel by any form of transport. Gideon is forced to spend the night… but in the bedroom lies Billy, Gina’s husband. These two lonely people cling to each other in this funny and touching two-hander by award-winning writer Stewart Permutt.