Farnham Maltings will host Showstopper! The Improvised Musical on May 31 at 7.30pm.

Spontaneous musical comedy at its finest, this is the first long-form improv show to have a full West End run, and to be nominated for and win an Olivier Award.

The show is a fully-realised musical created on the spot from audience suggestions. The cast take ideas for settings, genres, musical styles and the show title and weave it into ingenious storylines with hilarious characters.

From Lin Manuel Miranda to Stephen Sondheim, whether it’s set in a primary school, ancient Egypt or a mattress shop – if the audience thinks it, The Showstoppers can turn it into a hit musical.

Founder member Ruth Bratt is in the Comedy Store Players, the longest running improv show in the country. Pippa Evans is a regular on Radio 4 and is currently on tour with I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue. Co-founder Adam Meggido directed the West End and Broadway hit show Peter Pan Goes Wrong.

The Showstoppers also regularly run improvisation workshops and courses for beginners and professionals, and create hilarious and insightful interviews with theatre stars in The Showstopper! Podcast.

The Showstoppers have created and performed more than 1,000 new musicals since they were formed in 2008. But they don’t stop working hard at their craft – they have to learn to improvise in the style of every hit show that comes to town and they always encourage audiences to challenge them and keep them on their toes. As a result they continue to fill theatres, delight audiences and win awards.

To buy tickets, priced £18, call 01252 745444 or visit the website https://farnhammaltings.com/events/showstopper