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LIVE STREAM CONCERT

 

THE CONCERT 

During the ‘lockdown’ in November 2020, we brought back Fiver in concert form to the Southwark Playhouse with the same 2019 cast. The show was streamed live featuring all the songs, an abridged script plus a brand new song! The writers, cast and production team all agreed what a joy it was to be able to be a part of genuine live theatre in what was such a difficult time. 

 

If you missed the show, (or didn’t miss the show but want to watch it again), the show is available for a limited time to stream ‘On Demand’ for just £10 from the Southwark Playhouse website! 

 

A live album of the show from these performances will be available to stream on 5th March 2021. To find out more about the album, including how you can get early access to the tracks or order an exclusive signed CD, click here.

THE CREATIVE TEAM

 

Book, Music, and Lyrics
Alex James Ellison
Tom Lees

 

Directors
Alex James Ellison
Tom Lees

Assistant Director

Adam McDonnell

 

Musical Director
Tom Lees

Set Design
Justin Williams 

 

Lighting Design
Alex Musgrave

Sound Design

Charles Parry

Stage Manager

Jack Evans

Band

Matt Billups - Drums

Sam Pegg - Bass

Florian Belbeoch - Cello

SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE

THE PRODUCTION 

Fiver had it’s first full run between 3rd and 20th July 2019 at the Southwark Playhouse. The critically acclaimed production featured Alex James Ellison, Aoife Clesham, Hiba Elchikhe, Dan Buckley, and Luke Bayer who won ‘Best Performer in an Off West End Show’ at the 2019 West End Wilma Awards.

THE CREATIVE TEAM

Book, Music, and Lyrics
Alex James Ellison
Tom Lees

 

Directors
Alex James Ellison
Tom Lees

Assistant Directors

Adam McDonnell

Paul Baker

 

Musical Director
Tom Lees

Set Design
Justin Williams 

 

Lighting Design
Alex Musgrave

Sound Design

Chris Tanton

Stage Manager

Jack Evans

Sound Operator/Crew

Alexander Grieve

THE REVIEWS 

★★★★★ ‘To put it simply – the production is fantastic. It is an engaging, hilarious and at times heartbreaking production, which is sure to have an excellent future on the stage.’ The Upcoming 

★★★★★ ‘Watching Fiver is like watching a rom-com, drama, thriller, romance unfurl live in front of your eyes. This pure delight of a musical is made all the more wonderful by its top notch cast. ’ Rewrite This Story 

★★★★★ ‘The whole cast shines in a surprisingly triumphant, glorious and hopeful story.’ LondonTheatre1 

★★★★ ‘Southwark Playhouse scores another bullseye with Alex James Ellison and Tom Lees' fanciful, deceptively sophisticated meditation on what happens to the humble five pound note as it is exchanged from hand to hand.’ WhatsOnStage 

★★★★ ‘Southwark Playhouse has made a name for itself in featuring new musicals and inventive revivals. It’s a venue that provides a platform for productions that are lesser-known, but have the potential to go further, and I suspect with Fiver, they have an uncontested hit on their hands.’ BroadwayWorld 

★★★★ ‘An absolutely astonishing score. The experience of watching this musical is one of pure uplifting wonderment.’ TheatreWeekly 

★★★★ ‘there are some wonderfully memorable scenes. Everything is handled with great warmth, reflecting the strength of the writing well.’ LoveLondonLoveCulture 

★★★★ ‘There is something rather wonderful about watching a high quality musical in a small venue.‘ The Spy in the Stalls 

★★★★ ‘ Ellison and Lees have crafted a delightful and at times touching tale that manages to conjure up a cast of characters that you do actually care about, thanks also to a very talented cast. ’ Musical Theatre Review 

★★★★ ‘The vocals are impressive from start to finish with beautiful harmonies, tone and intonation from everyone.’ Pocket Size Theatre

Fiver started it’s life in Workshop form at London entertainment hub Live At Zédel at the Crazy Coqs, in November 2017 produced and directed by Jordan Murphy in association with the Crazy Coqs. The short sell-out hour long performance featured Sabrina Alouche, Jodie Samantha Steele, Dan Buckley and Joe Kerry. 

‘The onward march of the Crazy Coqs is pioneering new musical theatre writing continues with his utterly delicious score by new writers of the book, music and lyrics, Alex James Ellison and Tom Lees. Both youthful but distinguished creators of new work, this is an exciting new collaboration by them and offers much to recommend it.’ Britishtheatre.com

THE CAST
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THE CREATIVE TEAM

 

Book, Music, and Lyrics
Alex James Ellison
Tom Lees

 

Director
Jordan Murphy

 

Musical Director
Tom Lees

Band

Florian Belbeoch - Cello

Man like - Drums

CRAZY COQS WORKSHOP PRODUCTION