The Showstoppers' Kids' Show

Ten-year-old Lauren Hunter was impressed by the quick thinking of the Showstoppers in this junior version of their Olivier Award-winning improvised musical

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Showstoppers' Kids' Show
Published 15 Aug 2016

What happens in the show?

The Showstoppers asks kids for a story they should tell, including setting, main character and villain. Then it was turned into a musical that they improvised. Today, it was Elly's story about an elephant in the candy kingdom, where a spaceman comes and tells her to move to the moon. There was also an evil potato vampire. On another day it would be completely different. 

Describe the show in five words

Imaginative on-the-spot musical storytelling.

Who was your favourite character and why? 

Elly the Elephant, because the actor could do a really good voice for her and she had to change into a chocolate bunny and be eaten by the potato vampire.

Were there any characters you didn’t like? 

The man on the moon was a bit boring.

What did you like most about the show? 

I liked how quickly they thought of things. And whatever the kids suggested they just went with it.

What didn’t you like about the show?

The greeting dance was nice for the children who went on stage but wasn't very good for the rest of us. 

What did you think of the songs? 

Most of them were great, but some of the performers were better at rhyming than others.

What did your grown-up think of the show? 

Mum thought some bits were outstanding and they kept the children's attention well. 

Would you tell your friends to come and see the show?

It says it is suitable for ages five and over and I think it is best for 5-8 year olds, so I would mainly tell younger friends to go.