It's nearly a year since the CSz team started putting on the Totally Improvised Musical, and I'm loving every minute. The team have been doing improv for years, of course. Since the end of the 'pando' we've really got into our stride with this new Manchester Musical. We have events booked into art centre theatres and festivals and I'd I'll love to on a tour next year.
It's given me a newfound affection for Musicals. The last musical comedy I saw live was The Book of Mormon and before that probably Little Shop of Horrors.
The improvised musical is of course different every time. If you're a fan of the Edinburgh festival or live in London, you might have been lucky enough to see Showstopper or Baby Wants Candy. Both are amazing, and the industry benchmark for just how good these shows can be. I saw Showstopper for the first time in Edinburgh this year, with a full house and a standing ovation.
As they say, this is Manchester and 'we do things differently here'. It's great to be putting on our own Manchester Musical every month in the centre of town.