Thu, 09 Sep | Woolverton

RODE COMEDY FESTIVAL - Showstopper! The Musical, Andy Askins, Jarred Christmas

The opening night of Rode Comedy Festival! Come along to see the incredible Olivier Award winning Showstopper! The Musical plus Andy Askins and Jarred Christmas.
RODE COMEDY FESTIVAL - Showstopper! The Musical, Andy Askins, Jarred Christmas

Time & Location

09 Sep, 20:00 – 22:30
Woolverton, Woolverton, Bath BA2 7QU, UK

About The Event

Recommended age 16+

Jarred Christmas hosts Andy Askins and Showstopper! The Musical. 


Spontaneous musical comedy at its absolute finest – this Olivier Award winning improvised musical heads to Rode Comedy Festival, for an intimate, paired down performance of their West End show.

With twelve years as an Edinburgh Fringe must-see phenomenon, a BBC Radio 4 series, a critically acclaimed West End run and an Olivier Award to their name, The Showstoppers have delighted audiences across the globe with their ingenious blend of comedy, musical theatre and spontaneity.

A brand-new musical comedy is created from scratch at each performance as audience suggestions are transformed on the spot into all-singing, all-dancing productions with hilarious results. These incredible performers are guaranteed to impress as they create shows packed with drama, dazzling dance routines and catchy melodies – it’s just all made up on the spot! So whether you fancy Hamilton in a hospital or Sondheim in the Sahara, you suggest it and The Showstoppers will sing it!

★★★★★ 'So polished, it defies belief.' Daily Telegraph

★★★★ ‘If this is what improv can do, you wonder why anyone bothers writing anything down.’ The Times

★★★★★'Achingly funny... Worth seeing again and again.' Time Out Critics' Choice


Star of BBC 1’s The John Bishop Show, Andy Askins is a diminutive figure who exudes an air of vulnerability as he steps up to the microphone armed with a guitar and a cheeky grin. It's an overwhelmingly misleading demeanour which serves to heighten the impact of the killer lines that he delivers. A talented musician with a captivating voice, and a a wickedly dry sense of humour, Andy’s darker material is sweetened by his innocent and impish demeanour which never fails to leave audiences in the palm of his hand.

“Dark humour with faultless timing.” The Stage

  • Advance - with booking fee

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