The Showstoppers http://www.theshowstoppers.org The award-winning creators of improvised musicals, comedy and drama Fri, 30 Aug 2019 14:02:35 +0100 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 Show 1067 – Would You Adam and Eve It? – 16th March matinee – The Other Palace http://www.theshowstoppers.org/2019/03/show-1067-would-you-adam-and-eve-it-16th-march-matinee-the-other-palace/ Sat, 16 Mar 2019 17:54:41 +0000 http://www.theshowstoppers.org/?p=6982 Setting: The Garden of Eden

Eve is left alone in the garden while Adam goes to Lanzarote to ‘find himself’. She is happy. Or thinks she is. But she doesn’t know she is because she has obediently never eaten from the tree of knowledge. Meanwhile Lucifer (as yet an unfallen … Continue reading ]]> Setting: The Garden of Eden

Eve is left alone in the garden while Adam goes to Lanzarote to ‘find himself’. She is happy. Or thinks she is. But she doesn’t know she is because she has obediently never eaten from the tree of knowledge. Meanwhile Lucifer (as yet an unfallen angel) wants to stir things up and sends down Serpent, who persuades Eve to eat the apple. She gains knowledge of many things that make her angry and sad, but decides that she would rather be unhappy than ignorant. Then the question is thrown back to God: why don’t you want us to have knowledge? And why haven’t you eaten an apple yourself?
Theology and love clash in this epic musical.
Featuring a sexy tree. But not too sexy. PG 12, maybe.

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Show 1061 – Knickerbocker Glory – 11th March – The Lyric, Shaftesbury Avenue, London http://www.theshowstoppers.org/2019/03/show-1012-knickerbocker-glory-11th-march-the-lyric-shaftesbury-avenue-london/ Mon, 11 Mar 2019 21:36:19 +0000 http://www.theshowstoppers.org/?p=6959 Setting: A knicker factory

The biggest knicker factory in Swindon is a family business. It is run by a husband and wife (Clive and Raquel), the assistant manager Toby is married to seamstress Sandra; and Bernie and Jimmy clearly have the hots for each other.

But when Sandra gets pregnant, … Continue reading ]]> Setting: A knicker factory

The biggest knicker factory in Swindon is a family business. It is run by a husband and wife (Clive and Raquel), the assistant manager Toby is married to seamstress Sandra; and Bernie and Jimmy clearly have the hots for each other.

But when Sandra gets pregnant, Toby can’t cope with the uncertainty of what is coming; Sandra sees Toby retreat into his DIY and his gadgets and barely engage with his daughter and starts to think she has made a mistake. Eventually she decides she can’t take it – she leaves the baby Nicola with Toby and runs away to Barbados.  Will she ever come back? Can Toby cope with being a single father? And why are Clive and Raquel’s six children so eccentric?

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Show 1054 – Oops, I Did It Again – 5th March – The Other Palace, London http://www.theshowstoppers.org/2019/03/show-1054-oops-i-did-it-again-5th-march-the-other-palace-london/ Tue, 05 Mar 2019 21:51:59 +0000 http://www.theshowstoppers.org/?p=6918 Setting: A confessional booth in a church

Clemency, the daughter of Lord and Lady Campbell is confessing to her priest, father McCallister. She admits that she is in love with Arthur, a member of the Royal College of Physicians. Her father has warned her against moving outside of her life … Continue reading ]]> Setting: A confessional booth in a church

Clemency, the daughter of Lord and Lady Campbell is confessing to her priest, father McCallister. She admits that she is in love with Arthur, a member of the Royal College of Physicians. Her father has warned her against moving outside of her life of privilege – he has given her an excellent education – she is intelligent and headstrong. But the priest chooses to help them and marries them in secret in the cemetery in the grounds of the Campbell mansion. However, her marriage to the weak-willed Arthur is an unhappy one, as his misogynist friends cannot accept Clemency as their equal. Meanwhile her mother has left her father and father McCallister is drinking too much. Will any of them find happiness again?

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Show 1044 – Unfrozen – 25th Feb – The Other Palace, London http://www.theshowstoppers.org/2019/02/show-1044-unfrozen-25th-feb-the-other-palace-london/ Mon, 25 Feb 2019 21:33:17 +0000 http://www.theshowstoppers.org/?p=6878 Setting: An ice-cream factory in a heatwave

The ice-cream factory in Brentwood is doing amazing business to the delight of its manager Cherise and her ice-cream inventor friend Judy. In fact, Cherise particularly needs to fill her mind with work to help forget the fact that her husband has left … Continue reading ]]> Setting: An ice-cream factory in a heatwave

The ice-cream factory in Brentwood is doing amazing business to the delight of its manager Cherise and her ice-cream inventor friend Judy. In fact, Cherise particularly needs to fill her mind with work to help forget the fact that her husband has left her.

So when Lord Brentwood starts asking for large amounts of ice-cream to be delivered personally by Cherise to his huge manor, she is delighted by the opportunity – and rather flattered by the attention. But it is not a normal house. The Lord keeps the manors fires constantly on – the icecream instantly melting. The longer she spends there with the Lord, his housekeeper, the oddly spry 90-year old Samantha and his major domo, the oddly youthful Charlie, the longer she realises something is not right. What is behind the green door? What is the Lord’s true identity? And why does everything feel so unreal when she is there?

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Show 1035 – Green With Envy – 19th Feb – The Other Palace, London http://www.theshowstoppers.org/2019/02/show-1035-green-with-envy-19th-feb-the-other-palace-london/ Tue, 19 Feb 2019 22:26:46 +0000 http://www.theshowstoppers.org/?p=6856 Setting: The waiting room of Anderson’s talk show

Karen the floor manager (and wife of Anderson) becomes a star in her own right. But how will Anderson react to her success? And what will his mother say? And how did Al Pacino get in there? Included music in the style of … Continue reading ]]> Setting: The waiting room of Anderson’s talk show

Karen the floor manager (and wife of Anderson) becomes a star in her own right. But how will Anderson react to her success? And what will his mother say? And how did Al Pacino get in there? Included music in the style of G&S, South Park, Sound of Music and Company.

 

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