Here’s one for the diary. While there's no way the online premier of this new musical love story by Stuart Matthew Price and Timothy Knapman can sell out, there are cheap tickets available at £10 each if you book before September 20 - so it's worth booking ahead while those last. The show has bagged real life husband and wife musical theatre stars Rosalie Craig and Hadley Fraser to play Ami and Ben, former lovers still in search of a happy ever after. One of them alone in a cast is a draw but the two of them together makes this exclusive live stream irresistible. Southwark Playhouse is one of the theatres leading the way with a mixed model of online and socially distanced in-person programming. Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years, whose run was cut short in March, re-opens at the start of October in a socially distanced production.
Before After is a rehearsed reading of a brand new musical love story by Stuart Matthew Price and Timothy Knapman, starring real-life husband and wife duo Rosalie Craig (Company, London Road, wonder.land) and Hadley Fraser (City of Angels, The Vote, Young Frankenstein, The Antipodes). It will be streaming live from The Little space right here at the Playhouse, where the actors will be performing the show to an empty audience on Friday, 25 September 2020 at 7pm, Saturday, 26 September 2020 at 2pm and Saturday, 26 September 2020 at 7pm. Tickets are £10 if booked in advance up until 20 September and £15 if booked from 21 September onwards. This production is only available as a live stream at the advertised times, it will not be available later on our Southwark Stayhouse streaming platform, on any form of catch-up service or as a video to download after it has streamed. If you would like to watch the production, please book a ticket and tune in at your time/date slot to catch it! (just like real theatre, #yay) Ami (Rosalie Craig) meets Ben (Hadley Fraser) by a tree on a beautiful hillside. She recognises him instantly: they were once very much in love. But Ben doesn’t remember her at all. What went so terribly wrong in the past, and is there a chance that, in the present, these two lovers might just find their happy ever after, after all? This rehearsed reading will be presented in the English language.