An Improbable Musical


Theatre as live as it gets. Witness the creation of the newest musical around, every night!

You want to know a secret? The best bits of any show, you never get to see: beautiful moments of discovery, fresh minted gags, a story coming alive for the first time – all this happens in the rehearsal room. Less of a secret is that you never see the worst: dead ends, duff choices, bits that don’t fit.

But what if we let you in on the secret and put them ALL on the stage: triumphs, disasters, the wonderful and the what-the-hell? How? By improvising from scratch a new show made especially for the audience that night. Story, song and puppetry conjured from the unlikeliest materials by matchless performers and every moment of creation (or lack of it) witnessed by you. Definitely not an attempt to improvise the “classic” musical but an unapologetic experiment in starting with nothing and seeing where we end up.

Improbable are maestros of improvised theatre, who for three decades have created make-it-up-as-you-go-along shows that have captivated audiences across the world from off-Broadway to the National Theatre. It might be hilarious or heart-breaking, anarchic or eerily atmospheric but their first ever improvised musical aims to spin theatrical magic out of thin air. This is essential viewing for anyone who likes their theatre as live as it gets.

Click here to download the show programme. 

Audio Described Performances
The performances on Wed 2 March 7.30pm & Sat 5 March 2.30pm will be Audio Described. Touch Tours begin at 6.40pm on Wednesday and 1.40pm on Saturday – arrive at Box Office at least 10 minutes before to be met by a member of staff.

Listen to the introductory notes below or Click here to view in large print.

Rehearsal Trailer 


The performance on Sat 5 March 2.30pm will be a socially distanced performance. 
There will be a post show talk back on Thu 3 March – click here to book

This production has been made with the support of Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence fund.


Book 3 or more – save 15%
Book 5 or more – save 20%
Book 7 or more – save 25%

Members enjoy an additional 5% off!

Book 3 or more of these shows  and make great savings:

Improbable Musical | Bedknobs And Broomsticks I Fatal Attraction
The Osmonds – A New Muscial | The Rocky Horror Show | The Color Purple
The Da Vinci Code | The Mirror Crack’d | Dreamgirls | The Cher Show
Strictly Ballroom The Musical I The Commitments

Due to the Covid pandemic, this production was re-scheduled from a previous date. Please see our Impacted Shows page for more details. 

Rehearsal photography by Marc Brenner
Trailer by Becki Cockcroft

Feb 22
Mar 22
Venue: Royal
Age: Recommended for ages 14+
Duration: 80-90 minutes approximately without an interval
  • Audio Described


Cast & Creative Team