Cast for new British musical FIVER announced

The cast for new British musical FIVER has been confirmed.

The show, which previously held a workshop at Crazy Coqs in 2017, will hold its world premiere at Southwark Playhouse from Wednesday 3 July to Saturday 20 July.

The cast will include Luke Bayer (Jamie New in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie), Aoife Clesham (Peter Pan international tour), Alex James Ellison (The Secret Garden), Dan Buckley (Ferris, Eugenius!) and Hiba Elchikhe (Princess Jasmine, Disney’s Aladdin).

Five is written by Alex James Ellison and Tom Lees, who also direct. Lighting comes from Alex Musgrave with set design by Justin Williams

A synopsis of the show reads: “FIVER follows the story of a humble £5 note as it passes through the hands and pockets of different people in London.

“Often unnoticed and obviously unaware, the fiver is present for significant moments in each person’s life – from an appreciation of their skills as a street performer, the start or end of relationships to the simple realisation that they can afford a bed for the night.”

Ellison and Lees said: “Since Crazy Coqs we have expanded the show, both in terms of length and complexity.

“FIVER now runs 40 minutes longer and we are massively excited to see the changes we have made come to life on stage.”

FIVER plays at the Southwark Playhouse Wednesday 3 – Saturday 20 July 2019.

Tickets are available online via

Picture credit: Josef Pitura-Riley

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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