Southwark Playhouse continue to offer up new musical theatre by bringing together Rosalie Craig and Hadley Fraser to star online in Before After
Not that real-life husband and wife duo Rosalie Craig (Company) and Hadley Fraser (City of Angels) need that much bringing together, but after their West End co-starring gig was cruelly truncated, this online show should prove some recompense and in any case, new live theatre is always a real treat.
Before After is a staged reading of a brand new musical love story by Stuart Matthew Price and Timothy Knapman. A cast recording of the show (with Fraser and Caroline Sheen) was released a few years ago by SimG Productions and I was a big fan, so I am fully onboard with this enterprise and you should be too.
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.
And do be warned. 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.