The annual Liverpool Improvathon returns this October with a live soap opera featuring over 33-and-a-half hours of non-stop improvisation across 17 episodes.
Taking place at The Hope Street Theatre, the Improvathon is based on a format created and made popular by Canadian company Die-Nasty, who have held an annual 50-hour ‘Soap-a-thon’ for over 20 years.
This year, event producers Impropriety will be joined by improvisers from Die-Nasty themselves, as well as theatre companies including The Showstoppers, Project Two and Austentatious.
Live improvised music will accompany the onstage silliness, with previous years having seen collaborations with numerous local luminaries including members of Dogshow, Dead Hedge Trio, The Kazimier Krunk Band and Loveless.
Those fancying a taster of what’s happening can pop in to watch a single episode during the marathon weekend for just £6, with a weekend pass costing £30, allowing visitors to come and go throughout.
Audiences are free to join the story at any point and to stay for as little or as long as they wish. Each episode begins with the “story so far” so newcomers can catch up on the madness so far.
Parental guidance is strongly suggested; however, the always popular Children’s Episode takes place 11am–1pm on Sunday and will be suitable for audiences of any age.