Now Or Never song cycle’s one shot digital concert to stream on demand

The Barn Theatre’s one-shot digital concert production of song cycle Now Or Never is to stream on demand.

Now Or Never is a new work by The Barn Theatre’s associate artist Matthew Harvey which follows 7 people as they each take a defiant act of positivity in what could be their last week on Earth.

The piece originally streamed live online in a non-stop, one-shot production on 1 April and will now be made available on demand.

You’ll be able to watch between Thursday, 15 April and Sunday, 9 May 2021.

Tickets for the on-demand run are priced at £5 and can be purchased at from 7PM BST on 15 April 2021. Once purchased the customer will gain one-hour access to the production.

The show sees a single camera navigating the entire building, featuring 7 characters by moving between 7 spaces.

The cast features Eloise Davies (Be More Chill, Grease), Ahmed Hamad (Rent, Stay Awake Jake, The Boy in the Dress), Matthew Harvey (Les Misérables, Violet, Jesus Christ Superstar, Murder Ballad), Irvine Iqbal (The Boy in the Dress, Aladdin, Broken Wings), Lucy St Louis (Man of La Mancha, Motown, Beautiful), Katie Shearman (The Sound of Music UK Tour, Evita) and Courtney Stapleton (Dear Evan Hansen, Six, Les Misérables).

Now Or Never is written by Matthew Harvey with creative direction by Ryan Carter. Freddie Tapner acts as Musical Supervisor. Ben Collins as Director of Photography, supported by Ben Thomas & Alex Tabrizi. Harry Smith as Sound Designer.

Matthew Harvey said: “I’m absolutely delighted Now or Never is making a return! Mostly because it means I can actually watch it. I think what Ryan & The Barn have made happen is nothing short of remarkable; having shown up with only a guitar and a hard drive full of songs I had no idea just how far the team would push the bounds of digital theatre. I can’t wait for people to see what this amazing team and incredibly special cast have created.”.

Creative Director Ryan Carter added: “This whole project is the epitome of how theatres should approach digital theatre post-pandemic. An ambitious digital approach that emulates the live theatre experience as much as possible, broadcast live, and is now being streamed for an on demand run due to popular demand. Matthew Harvey has done such an incredible job writing this piece, This video-on-demand run is just the next step in what is undoubtedly an exciting future for the work.”

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.