Fiver musical concert to stream online from Southwark Playhouse

Southwark Playhouse is to make its concert production of new musical Fiver available to stream online once more.

The show, which first ran online in November last year, will return for on-demand access between 28 January and 16 May.

The cast features 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).

You can grab tickets online now here, priced at £10 for 24 hours access.

Fiver features a book, music and lyrics by Alex James Ellison and Tom Lees who also direct the concert with Lees the show’s musical director. Set design comes from Justin Williams, stage management by Jack Evans and live stream operation by Bartek Podkowa.

The piece originally held its world premiere at the venue last summer following a workshop at Crazy Coqs in 2017.

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 said: “We are so excited to be able to bring back the original cast from last years production to perform again. It’s such a difficult time for theatre and we feel very lucky to be one of the few shows to be able to perform during lockdown and to be back at Southwark Playhouse is the icing on the cake!

“The show will be a concert version with all of the songs from the production plus a premiere of a new song written specifically for the concert!”

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.