About Then, Now & Next

Southwark Playhouse Borough, London
Booking to 29 July 2023
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Then, Now & Next is a heart-warming new musical written by Christopher J Orton (My Land’s Shore) and acclaimed actor Jon Robyns (The Phantom of the Opera), in a first-time collaboration for the pair.

Directed by Julie Atherton (Ordinary Days), Then, Now & Next stars Alice Fearn* (Come From Away, Wicked), Tori Allen-Martin (Park Bench), Justin Brett (Million Dollar Quartet), Peter Hannah (Waitress) and Joaquin Pedro Valdes (Disney’s The Lion King).

Then, Now & Next is playing at the Southwark Playhouse Borough from 23 June to 29 July 2023.

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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 29 July 2023
Running time
2 hours (TBC) including an interval
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Tuesday, Saturday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.


What's the story of Then, Now & Next?

Struggling with a difficult past, Alex Shaw is attempting to take steps forward. We follow her journey over twenty years, through two loves – young, adventurous idealist, Stephen, and the older, reliable and charming Peter – as she gathers the scattered chapters of her life, in the hope of re-building her story and asking if she will ever be more than just “fine”.

Through Alex’s experiences, her uplifting story questions how relationships can change over time and explores what it takes to truly heal.

Accept what was. Embrace what could be.

Who is in the cast of Then, Now & Next?

Starring Alice Fearn (Wicked, Come From Away) as Alex Shaw.

The cast also includes Tori Allen-Martin, Justin Brett, Peter Hannah, Joaquin Pedro Valdes.

* Note: Julie Atherton will perform the role of Alex Shaw from 5 to 13 July, and on 29 July.

Who are the creative team of Then, Now & Next?

Written by Christopher J Orton and Jon Robyns; directed by Julie Atherton.

Musical director: Honor Halford-MacLeod; Movement director: Alexzandra Sarmiento; Set and costume designer: Bob Sterrett; Lighting designer: Adam King; Sound designer: Raffaela Pancucci; Production manager: Titch Gosling; Produced and general managed by Paul Virides Productions; Dramaturgy: Kate Golledge; Stage manager Zoe Leonard; Assistant stage manager Odette Robertson;  Sound technician Amber Carey.

In the band are musical director and keys player Honor Halford-MacLeod, guitarist James William-Pattison, cellist Alice Luddington and percussionist Tom Bennett.


Important Notes

Content warning:

This production contains themes of trauma. The Producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness, injury or other unforeseen circumstances.

Casting:

* Julie Atherton will perform the role of Alex Shaw from 5 to 13 July, and on 29 July.


Venue Information

Southwark Playhouse Borough, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD
Nearest Tube or Train: Elephant & Castle (Bakerloo line, Northern line)
Nearest Buses: 35, 40, 133, 136, 333, 343, C10, N35, N133, N343
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Then, Now & Next Reviews
Then, Now & Next Reviews
Reviews are coming for the world premiere of new musical Then, Now & Next at Southwark Playhouse Borough starring Alice Fearn. The cast includes Alice Fearn (Wicked, Come From Away, Les Miserables), Tori Allen-Martin (Park Bench), Justin Brett (Million Dollar Quartet), Peter Hannah (Waitress) and Joaquin Pedro Valdes (Disney’s The Lion King, Death Note The Musical). In the band are musical director and keys player Honor Halford-MacLeod, guitarist James William-Pattison, cellist Alice Luddington and percussionist Tom Bennett. [ngg src="galleries" ids="1221" display="basic_slideshow"] This new musical is written by Christopher J Orton (My Land’s Shore) and Jon Robyns (currently playing the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera) in a first-time collaboration for the writing team. Directed by Julie Atherton, the creative team also includes Musical director Honor Halford-MacLeod; Movement director Alexzandra Sarmiento; Set and costume designer Bob Sterrett; Lighting designer Adam King; Sound designer Raffaela Pancucci; Production manager Titch Gosling; Dramaturgy Kate Golledge; Stage manager Zoe Leonard; Assistant stage manager Odette Robertson; and Sound technician Amber Carey. In the show, Alex Shaw (Alice Fearn) is struggling with a difficult past, and follows her journey over twenty years, through two loves – young, adventurous idealist, Stephen, and the older, reliable and charming Peter –  as she gathers the scattered chapters of her life, in the hope of re-building her story and asking if she will ever be more than just “fine”. Through Alex’s experiences, her uplifting story questions how relationships can change over time and explores what it takes to truly heal. Then, Now & Next is playing at Southwark Playhouse Borough until 29 July 2023. Read reviews including the Guardian and The Stage, with more reviews to be added. Book tickets to Then, Now & Next at Southwark Playhouse London
Photos: Then, Now & Next starring Alice Fearn – in pictures
Photos: Then, Now & Next starring Alice Fearn – in pictures
Photos are in for the London production of Then, Now & Next at Southwark Playhouse Borough starring Alice Fearn (Come From Away). This new musical is written by Christopher J Orton (My Land’s Shore) and Jon Robyns (currently playing the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera) in a first-time collaboration for the writing team. Directed by Julie Atherton, the cast includes Alice Fearn (Wicked, Come From Away, Les Miserables), Tori Allen-Martin (Park Bench), Justin Brett (Million Dollar Quartet), Peter Hannah (Waitress) and Joaquin Pedro Valdes (Disney’s The Lion King, Death Note The Musical). In the band are musical director and keys player Honor Halford-MacLeod, guitarist James William-Pattison, cellist Alice Luddington and percussionist Tom Bennett. Members of the creative team include Musical director Honor Halford-MacLeod; Movement director Alexzandra Sarmiento; Set and costume designer Bob Sterrett; Lighting designer Adam King; Sound designer Raffaela Pancucci; Production manager Titch Gosling; Dramaturgy Kate Golledge; Stage manager Zoe Leonard; Assistant stage manager Odette Robertson; and Sound technician Amber Carey. The musical centres on Alex Shaw, played by Fearn, and follows her touring over two decades and multiple lovers. Billed as an uplifting story that questions how relationships can change over time and explores what it takes to truly heal. Then, Now & Next will run from 23 June until 29 July 2023 at Southwark Playhouse Borough, London. Book tickets to Then, Now & Next at Southwark Playhouse London Photos: Then, Now & Next [ngg src="galleries" ids="1221" display="pro_tile"]
Then, Now & Next starring Alice Fearn announces full casting
Then, Now & Next starring Alice Fearn announces full casting
Producers of Then, Now & Next have announced full casting for the new musical which stars Alice Fearn (Come From Away). Julie Atherton directs Tori Allen-Martin (Park Bench, Park Theatre), Justin Brett (Million Dollar Quartet, West End), Peter Hannah (Waitress, West End) and Joaquin Pedro Valdes (Disney’s The Lion King, Death Note The Musical)alongside the previously announced Alice Fearn (Wicked, Come From Away, Les Miserables). Ahead of previews, the cast will perform for the first time at this year’s West End Live on 17 and 18 June. Joining the company are stage manager Zoe Leonard, assistant stage manager Odette Robertson, and sound technician Amber Carey. In the band are musical director and keys player Honor Halford-MacLeod, guitarist James William-Pattison, cellist Alice Luddington and percussionist Tom Bennett. Members of the creative team already announced include Musical director Honor Halford-MacLeod; Movement director Alexzandra Sarmiento; Set and costume designer Bob Sterrett; Lighting designer Adam King; Sound designer Raffaela Pancucci; Production manager Titch Gosling; and Dramaturgy Kate Golledge Running from 23 June 2023 at Southwark Playhouse, the new musical is written by Christopher J Orton (My Land’s Shore) and Jon Robyns (currently playing the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera) in a first-time collaboration for the pair. Producer Paul Virides says today “Chris and Jon have written the most beautiful show, complemented perfectly by Ben’s stunning orchestrations. But no piece of theatre exists only on paper, and I’m thrilled at the team that have decided to jump in and join us on and off stage to give life to this 100% original, brand new British musical. Alice, Peter, Joaquin, Tori and Justin are individually and all together a fantastically talented group of people that bring so much to the table - and with Julie in the director’s chair, audiences at Southwark are in for a treat!" The musical centres on Alex Shaw, played by Fearn, and follows her touring over two decades and multiple lovers. Billed as an uplifting story that questions how relationships can change over time and explores what it takes to truly heal. Alice Fearn's major West End credits include Come From Away and Wicked. Then, Now & Next will run from 23 June until 29 July 2023 at Southwark Playhouse, London. Book tickets to Then, Now & Next at Southwark Playhouse London
Alice Fearn to star in new musical Then, Now & Next
Alice Fearn to star in new musical Then, Now & Next
West End star Alice Fearn will headline the world premiere of new musical Then, Now & Next. Running from 23 June 2023 at Southwark Playhouse, the new musical is written by Christopher J Orton (My Land’s Shore) and Jon Robyns (currently playing the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera) in a first-time collaboration for the pair. The musical centres on Alex Shaw, played by Fearn, and follows her touring over two decades and multiple lovers. Billed as an uplifting story that questions how relationships can change over time and explores what it takes to truly heal. Alice Fearn's major West End credits include Come From Away and Wicked. Then, Now & Next will be directed by Julie Atherton (Ordinary Days). Christopher J Orton and Jon Robyns said today “We started work on early drafts of this show together almost ten years ago, and eagerly revisited it in April 2020. It got us both through lockdown with no expectation of the show turning into what it is today. We came out the other side with a piece that speaks to how we all feel now about moving forward and what it means to belong. We are strong advocates of new, original British musicals, and are delighted to have our debut show produced at Southwark Playhouse; a proven breeding ground for new innovative writing. Alice Fearn has beautifully embodied the character of Alex Shaw through several workshops, and we’re extremely excited for audiences to see her bring this brand-new musical to the stage for the first time.” Julie Atherton adds “I’m beyond excited and feeling very lucky to be working with such an innovative and passionate creative team on this beautiful moving story written by my old friends and colleagues, Jon & Chris. I just can’t wait to get in that rehearsal room.” Then, Now & Next will run from 23 June until 29 July 2023 at Southwark Playhouse, London. Book tickets to Then, Now & Next at Southwark Playhouse London

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