Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

5 Stars *****

Showstopper’s fourth Fringe run continues to flourish. The Improvised Musical that gets the audience to make up the show is a joy to watch from beginning to end.

Last night, ‘Bloody Jazz Hands’ the story of a house haunted by three jazz singing sisters, was brought to life through a dirty Rocky Horror number, freeform jazz, a brilliantly performed Les Mis type song and the character Scary Poppins’s ‘Ectoplasmic-interversion-on the-astral plane’ bringing the house down brilliantly.

The company are generous, talented and as well as being fantastic comedy improvisers, they’re brilliant singers able to adapt to any music form suggested. They are supported fantastically by a skilled technical crew who improvise with them.

 Seeing them on Fringe 2009, I couldn’t believe what I saw. Thinking it couldn’t be repeated, I returned the next night to be proved wrong as they topped it by a mile. Their love for what they do is infectious. This company and the production grows spontaneously and I hope they continue to thrive.

They’ll be on to a different creation tonight so get yourself along to be involved.

A perfect way to end the day at the Fringe, this show is worth seeing more than once.

Reviewed by Andrew Gourlay

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