Blog / Improv

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27 Mar

They've sold-out at the Edinburgh Fringe, played to packed houses at the Vaults Festival, run their own all-female comedy night at Southwark Playhouse, and now the ladies of NOTFLIX are back at Underbelly Southbank Festival for a second year, ready to improvise two brand new movie-musicals in front of your very eyes...

28 Feb

A soulful The Shining? An a cappella Avengers? A Sondheim-esque Stand By Me? We don't know the shows being created in these images of Notflix, but they look awesome. Have a peek for yourselves, then book your tickets!

31 Jan

How many types of improv laughs are there? How do the pros ‘listen, accept and commit’ in an improvised musical? In our last of our three-part SHOWSTOPPER! The Improvised Musical interview series, co-founder DylanEmery shares his faves and secrets after 11 years leading the way. (Have you entered our competition yet?)

29 Jan

In the first of our three-part SHOWSTOPPER! The Improvised Musical interview series, co-founder Dylan Emery told us about he and Adam Meggido brought The Showstoppers to life, with influences from the likes of Ken Campbell and Alan Marriott. What happened next? We talk to Dylan about some highlights since from Edinburgh Fringe to the Olivier Awards... (Have you entered our competition yet?)

27 Jan

How did the late British maverick theatremaker Ken Campbell, leading Canadian improv teacher Alan Marriott and the four Elizabethan humours contribute to the birth of SHOWSTOPPER! The Improvised Musical? In the first of a three-part series, founder Dylan Emery recalls the rollercoaster ride that he and Adam Meggido went on when setting up the troupe more than 11 years ago... (Have you entered our competition yet?)

Guaranteed: when you see SHOWSTOPPER!, you'll see a new musical that you have never seen before. Join Faves founder Terri Paddock for the performance at The Other Palace on Wednesday 30 January 2019, and you'll also be able to quiz the company's improv legends about how on earth they do what they do...

30 Nov

There really is no stopping The Showstoppers. The Olivier Award-winning improv masters will celebrate 1000 performances in the new year by moving into The Other Palace for eight weeks of premiering a new musical every single night (and twice on Fridays and Saturdays)... while also continuing their monthly Monday forays on Shaftesbury Avenue.

31 Jul

The Edinburgh Fringe is fast approaching and a firm staple has to be the Olivier Award-winning SHOWSTOPPER: THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL which also enjoys a residency in London's West End. This talented lot improvise a whole new musical every day! Don't believe us? Give these videos a watch...

2018 is the year of the woman and it's also the year we answer the question "are women funny?" with a resounding YES!! The ladies of NOTFLIX - The Improvised Musical are back this March for five dates at the prestigious Vaults Festival. So grab your tickets to see the funniest women in improv turn your favourite movies into a once-in-a lifetime musical...because let's be honest...EVERYTHING'S better as a musical!

15 Aug

They're our favourite all-female long-form Musical Theatre troupe (it's a pretty specific niche, right?) and they're taking the fringe by storm! The lovely ladies of NOTFLIX are selling out every show of their Edinburgh run and not only that, they've just announced an extra-special performance! On Friday 18 August at 6pm, the girlgang will be taking to the stage at the Gilded Balloon's Debating Hall for their biggest show to date! Armed with a set of microphones and full band to back them up, the women of the hour will improvise a full one-hour musical before your very eyes...