Rosalie Craig and Hadley Fraser to star in new musical Before After via live stream at Southwark Playhouse this September with three live streamed performances.
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).
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?
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.
Before After will be directed by Matthew Rankcom, and is based on an original concept by Stuart Matthew Price, musical direction by Charlie Ingles and associate direction by Samantha Dye.
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.”