What is the London 50-hour Improvathon?

The Good, the Bad and the Fifty
The 12th Annual London 50-Hour Improvathon

‘Absolutely incredible. This isn’t theatre – it’s blood sports! WhatsOnStage ∗∗∗∗∗

‘Hilarious! Like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Late night clubbers and early morning joggers unite!’
Time Out Critics’ Choice

Saddle up! London’s 50-hour improvised comedy soap opera is back for its 12th year!

Featuring world class improvisers and some of the funniest performers on the planet, this year’s epic is set in The Wild West, paying homage to every kind of Western from Deadwood to Little House On The Prairie!

How will the little town of Wilton’s Creek handle its gun laws? Who will be its new mayor in this time of crazy political upheaval? And what happens when gunslingers, ranchers and cowgirls go without sleep for 50 hours?
Starting at 7.00pm on Friday Feb 15th and playing in two-hour episodes continuously to until Sunday Feb 17th 9.00pm . (Yes, that’s right through the nights!).


Playing annually since 2008, this theatrical marathon gathers some of the funniest performers from all over the world to appear as guests (dropping in for a few hours) or as main characters going the whole 50 hour mind-bending sleep-defying distance. After 30 hours without sleep, performers become too tired to censor themselves – hilarious, unpredictable, and unlike anything else, this is theatre at its most exciting.


You can drop in for any 2-hour episode or buy a full 50-hour event pass for only £65 (£55 if you book before Christmas 2017).

There’s also a special ‘Family Episode’ on Sunday 11th February at 11.00am, which is suitable for kids of all ages!

Directed by Adam Meggido and Pippa Evans


‘An unparalleled achievement in London theatre’
London Theatre ∗∗∗∗∗

‘Left me crying with laughter’
London Weekly News ∗∗∗∗∗

‘Deserves an Improv Oscar… a rite of passage, for audience as well as actors, that you’ll not soon forget.’
The Reviews Hub ∗∗∗∗∗

‘With the resurgence of Improv, following the astounding success of Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, the public’s appetite for the art form seems to be growing and with such a array of awe inspiring practitioners in this country, the future looks bright for this marvellous type of mirth making.’ London Weekly News ∗∗∗∗∗

Where: Wilton’s Music Hall, Graces Alley, E1 8JB
Box office: 020 7702 2789


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