Melanie Griffith, Jason Biggs and Samantha Barks were among the stars who pushed themselves to the limits for The 24 Hour Plays in Los Angeles on Saturday (22Jun13).

The stars were among a group of actors, writers and directors challenged to come up with a script and prepare it for the stage in just 24 hours as part of the popular charity theatre project, which has also taken place in both New York and London.

The Los Angeles event on Saturday also involved Seth Green and Wilmer Valderrama.

After the event, Les Miserables star Barks gushed about her involvement in a series of posts on, writing, "Had one of the most creative days of my life!! 24 Hour Plays is amazing and... is such a great cause!!"