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Showtime Challenge 48-Hour Musicals brings together a cast of 100 (or so) professional actors and talented amateurs, a 30-piece orchestra, and a hard-working production team. All volunteers, they pull together to produce a professional-standard all-singing, all-dancing musical in just 48 hours. Rehearsals start on Friday night. None of the cast have worked together on the show before this time. Then, 48 amazing, exciting, exhausting hours later, in a major West End theatre, it’s showtime!

Don’t miss our next show: Singin’ in the Rain at the Adelphi Theatre on 13 October 2019. Buy Tickets.

See our PAST PRODUCTIONS page for full details, with photos, of our previous show!

Showtime Challenge is a not-for-profit organisation. All proceeds are either reinvested in operational costs of future productions or donated to charity.


Announcing a New Show for 2019!

April 18th 2019

Showtime Challenge 48-Hour Musicals is BACK with Singin’ in the Rain at the Adelphi Theatre.
It’s on Sunday 13 October, in aid of the charity, …

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March 21st 2016

Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! THANKS A MILLIE-ON to the cast, orchestra, host, crew, production team, theatre staff, audience, and EVERYONE who helped make last night …

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Rehearsals are underway!

March 19th 2016

Yes, the 48-hour countdown has begun. The cast are busily rehearsing in preparation for the big night at the Adelphi Theatre. At the time …

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