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The Good, the Bad and the Fifty – Wilton’s Music Hall, London

Directors: Adam Meggido and Pippa Evans Reviewer: Maryam Philpott While the stand-up tour and the panel show are the aim of most aspiring comedians, improvisation has been relegated to the role of poor cousin. Even in the theatre, dramatic plays are tacitly seen as somehow more accomplished, whereas making comedy look easy is actually hard work. Showstopper Productions are on ...

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Showstopper! The Improvised Musical – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Lizz Clark The umbrella of “musicals” encompasses many styles, from the tongue-twisting harmonies of light opera, through the syrupy Rogers and Hammerstein, right up to present-day attractions like Wicked, Hamilton or - playing in the Lowry’s Lyric Theatre this week - Gary Barlow’s The Band. Since 2008, the cast of Showstopper! The Improvised Musical have been playing around under that umbrella, ...

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Mischief Movie Night – Exeter Northcott

Director: Adam Meggido Set Designer: Nigel Hook Lighting Designer: David Howe Sound Designer: Andy Johnson Reviewer: Francesca Parker In 2008 a young and energetic group of LAMDA students came together to create a production based on the principles of improvised comedy; it was then that Lights! Camera! Improvise! was born. Following a highly successful first season at the Edinburgh Fringe, they ...

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Improvathon 2016 – The Lost Theatre, London

Improvathon 2016

Director: Adam Meggido Reviewer: Edie Ranvier   Seek to describe Improvathon 2016, and numbers come easier than words. 50 hours’ continuous improvised comedy. 25 two-hour episodes across four “seasons”. Ninth annual event. More than 40 performers. An audience in their seats from 7pm on Friday to 9pm on Sunday. They do let you out if you ask nicely. This year’s ...

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Showstopper! The Improvised Musical – Apollo Theatre, London

Creators and Directors: Adam Meggido and Dylan Emery Reviewer: Stephen Bates     “So good you need to see it twice” reviewers were told by the producers before attending this “make your own” musical. Twice to appreciate the versatility of the performers, twice to believe that every show really is different. More than seven years after Adam Meggido and Dylan ...

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong – Oxford Playhouse, Oxford

Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields Director: Adam Meggido Reviewer: Bethaney Rimmer It may only be June, but that didn’t deter last night’s audience from thoroughly enjoying Polytechnic Dramatic Society’s corker of a Christmas pantomime (or rather, traditional Christmas vignette) of Peter Pan. Following on from winning this year’s Olivier Award for Best New Comedy for The Play That ...

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong – Curve, Leicester

Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer &Henry Shields Director: Adam Meggido Reviewer: Claire Going If there’s one thing that people love to see during alive theatre performance, it’s mistakes. So, to go and see a production full of them is no doubt going to turn frowns upside-down. Following on from the huge success of The Play that Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre ...

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong – The King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer &Henry Shields Director – Adam Meggido Reviewer – Dominic Corr Absolutely dreadful, a gaggle of utter amateurs playing dress up on a stage being held together with broom handles and string. Vast casting errors, unprofessional bickering and squabbles, faulty scenery all complete with stage hands who have no regard for the audience’s safety. Mischief Theatre’s ...

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