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Rosalie Craig and Hadley Fraser to star in new musical Before After…

  • Rosalie Craig and Hadley Fraser to star in new musical Before After via live stream at Southwark Playhouse
    this September.
  • This new musical will be performed in The Little via live stream only with no live audience for a limited run of
    three performances on 25 and 26 September 2020.
  • Tickets are unlimited and cost £10 each in advance or £15 if booked during the week of the show (from 21
    September onwards).

Before AfterThe Grey Area Theatre Company presents
Music and lyrics by Stuart Matthew Price. Book and additional lyrics by Timothy Knapman.
Directed by Matthew Rankcom. Based on an original concept by Stuart Matthew Price.
Musical direction by Charlie Ingles. Associate direction by Samantha Dye.
Dates: Friday 25 September at 7pm | Saturday 26 September at 2pm and 7pm
Before After is a staged 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) and Hadley Fraser (City of Angels).

Southwark Playhouse will be live streaming Before After from The Little performance space for a limited run of three performances. There will be no live audience – instead patrons are invited to purchase a £10 ticket to watch the production from their homes at 7pm on Friday, 25 September, 2pm on Saturday, 26 September or 7pm on Saturday, 26 September. There will be no recordings of the performance available beyond these three live streams and it will not be available on catch-up or the Southwark Stayhouse streaming platform. The performance runs at 90 mins straight through with no interval.

About the show
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?

Rosalie Craig plays Ami. Her theatre credits include Bobbie in Company (Gielgud Theatre, Evening Standard Award and Olivier Nomination), Gabby/Bobbi in City of Angels (Donmar Warehouse and Garrick), The Ferryman (Gielgud Theatre), As You Like It (National Theatre), Threepenny Opera (National Theatre), London Road (National Theatre) The Light Princess (National Theatre- Evening Standard and Olivier nominations), The Vote (Donmar Warehouse), Macbeth (Manchester International Festival), Sweeney Todd (ENO), Becoming (Donmar Warehouse- Co-Writer with Michelle Terry). Television credits includeTruthseekers (Amazon Prime), Invisible (ITV), Father Brown (BBC), Midsomer Murders (ITV), Doc Martin (ITV), Patriot (Amazon), Endeavour (ITV), Lovesick (BBC3), Miranda (BBC2), My Family and Other Animals (BBC) and Casanova (BBC). Film credits include This Nan’s Life, Sulphur and White and London Road.

Hadley Fraser plays Ben. His theatre credits include The Antipodes (National Theatre), The Deep Blue Sea (Chichester Festival Theatre), Young Frankenstein (Garrick Theatre), Saint Joan, City of Angels, The Vote, Coriolanus (all Donmar Warehouse), Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Bristol Old Vic), The Winter’s Tale and Harlequinade (Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company at the Garrick Theatre), The Pajama Game (Chichester Festival Theatre), Les Miserables (Queen’s and Palace Theatres), The Pirate Queen (Broadway), The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary (Royal Albert Hall), Les Miserables 25th Anniversary (O2 Arena). Film and television credits include All Is True, Murder on the Orient Express, The Legend of Tarzan, Les Miserables, The Lost Tribe, Decline and Fall, The Wrong Mans, Endeavour, Holby City, Doctor Who, Pompidou, Him, Son’s of Liberty. Hadley wrote the book and lyrics for the musical Committee at the Donmar Warehouse and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music.

Director Matthew Rankcom says: “There is such uncertainty for our industry at the moment, so we’re trying to explore how theatre can adapt to become more accessible and viable in the current climate. By streaming this rehearsed reading in real-time, we hope to re-capture some of the magic of live theatre and allow our actors and their audience to forge a new kind of connection.

For full FAQs on how to buy tickets for this live stream show please visit the website link here:
The show previously received a workshop and subsequent studio album in 2016 at the St. James
Theatre produced by United Theatrical.

Listings Information
Southwark Playhouse
77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD

Nearest Tube: Borough / Elephant and Castle
Friday 25 September at 7pm
Saturday 26 September at 2pm
Saturday 26 September at 7pm

77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD
020 7407 0234


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