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Adam Meggido (co-founder of Showstopper) has improvised at The Royal Court Theatre, The National Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, Bristol Old Vic, in London’s west end and for BBC Radio. He co-created The School Of Night with Ken Campbell and directs the annual London 50 hour Improvathon.
He is a world record holder in longform impro (55 hours in Toronto). Adam is a writer/composer and the artistic director of extemporetheatre.com. His musical Burlesque won four Off West End Theatre Awards including Best New Musical 2012. He most recently directed the UK tour of Peter Pan Goes Wrong for Mischief Theatre. Twitter: @adammeggido
(Source: The Showstoppers website)
SHOWSTOPPER! A new musical every night, each created on the spot by the incredible, Olivier Award-winning musical comedians The Showstoppers. Audience suggestions are transformed instantly into all-singing, all-dancing shows with unpredictable and hilarious results. With a BBC Radio Four series and eight years of festivals and touring to their nam...
How many musicals have you committed to memory: plot, songs, choreography, musical style? For the Showstoppers, they've got a library in their improv brains of more than 300. Watch Faves founder Terri Paddock's post-show Q&A with co-founders Adam Meggido and Dylan Emery and the company after the premiere of that night's brand-new musical 'One Block Away'...
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?)
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?)
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...