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Fiver musical concert to stream online from Southwark Playhouse

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New British musical Fiver is to stream a special concert from Southwark Playhouse later this month (November).

The concert production will run for three online performances on Friday November 27 and Saturday November 28.

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The cast will see 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.

Fiver features a book, music and lyrics by Alex James Ellison and Tom Lees also direct the concert with Lees also 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!"

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