The Showstoppers’ Improvised Musical

Gilded Balloon Teviot (Venue 14)

2 - 25 august (not 22 august)

Start time 22:30

Running time 70 minutes

Tickets £10 - £13.50

Online Bookings:
Venue | Fringe | Comedy Festival

Phone Bookings:
Venue 0131 622 6552
Fringe 0131 226 0000

Official Website

'Having now seen Showstopper! twice, I can testify that not only is each performance achingly funny, it’s a genuinely new full-length musical every time. Top-class creativity in action. Worth seeing again and again.' *****

Time Out

'This show crammed in everything, from political satire to parodies. See The Showstoppers. See them again and again and again.' *****

British Theatre Guide

'Spontaneous and hilarious. Referential of and reverential to the classics, evoking and reworking our greatest composers in witty and imaginative ways.' *****


Sixth Edinburgh fringe season for this unmissable troupe, who make up a new musical comedy every night based on audience suggestions. See separate listing for special Family Hour performances.


Latest news

  • 4* from The Times for The Showstoppers August 22, 2013

    “If you really want to know how to build a musical, head down the road to watch Showstoppers improvise one. This extraordinary troupe, founded by Adam Meggido and Dylan Emery, find in Edinburgh some demanding audience shouts to which they rise with style, the musicians under Duncan Walsh Atkins gaily channelling Bernstein and Sondheim, Minchin, Lloyd-Webber , G & S, The Lion Kingand Chicago. The joy is not just the comedy, which is considerable, or the affectionate mastery of every musical cliché. There is literate skill in the instant-lyrics. When a man playing a Scottish hockey mistress begins a number with ‘When a girl gets a whiff of an armpit / And is tempted by male pheromones…’ you are in safe hands. When the compere covers a technical fault with ‘Now some abstract choreography which looks deceptively like someone’s having her mic checked,’ it’s bliss.” Read the original review here if you subscribe to The Times.

  • 5 stars for Showstoppers August 7, 2013

    Scotsgay “was completely blown away” by The Showstoppersread the full review here.

  • The Showstoppers start today August 2, 2013

    Both shows from the improvised musical clever-clogs start today: Family Hour at 2pm and their main show at 10.30pm. Tickets for both are at special preview prices – don’t miss out!

  • The Showstoppers’ Dylan Emery talks Family Hour July 15, 2013

    Check out this great List interview with Showstoppers co-founder Dylan Emery.

  • Edinburgh 2013 shows announced May 8, 2013

    We’re delighted to announce our shows for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013. Booking links are now live on show pages.

    This year, we are celebrating the 10th birthday of Festival Highlights, and hope you like what we think is our strongest selection yet. See you in Edinburgh!