Direct from the West End, EIIF presents the award-winning 

Showstopper: The Improvised Musical

Gala | 27th Feb 2020 | 8pm | Assembly Roxy | £22 (inc free drink) 


Showstopper: The Improvised Musical has been a rip-roaring success since the show started in 2008, with eleven sell-out years at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, two West End runs, an Olivier award and a BBC Radio 4 series.


Showstoppers need your help! They are on a deadline to write a new musical. The audience shouts out suggestions of a setting, musical styles and a title and they are off, creating a brand new musical in front of your eyes, complete with hilarious characters, dance routines, beautiful songs, epic storylines all sprinkled with the pizazz of a Broadway show!


Every night is a premiere, come on down and help create the next hit musical!

We could never fit the West End version into the Roxy so Showstopper have created this scaled down version especially for us. Featuring 4 of the original cast and Duncan Walsh-Atkins on the keys, it's going to be a riotous night of improvised musical theatre.


“If this is what improv can do, you wonder why anyone bothers with writing anything down” The Times



“Incredible, so polished it beggars belief” The Telegraph

Supporting our gala night headliners are local Edinburgh favourites from The Stand Comedy Club, Stu & Garry.


Edinburgh is the world's leading festival city, and in 2020 the Edinburgh International Improv Festival returns to the capital city. 

The festival is dedicated to bringing the

best improvisational theatre to Edinburgh.

Our focus is the community, within

Scotland, the UK and internationally; we

want to build bridges and open a

dialogue that allows the art form to




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