Matthew Rankcom directs Before After

Matthew Rankcom directs Before After


When lockdown postponed Matthew Rankcom’s highly-anticipated revival of Side Show it was, understandably, a blow. Undeterred Matthew went ahead and launched his new theatre company Grey Area Theatre with The Zoom Where It Happens, an online showcase of new musical theatre using 2020 drama grads.

Following the success of The Zoom Where It Happens, Grey Area announced they would be partnering with Southwark Playhouse to present an online rehearsed reading of Stuart Matthew Price and Timothy Knapman’s new musical Before After starring West End royalty: real-life husband and wife Hadley Fraser and Rosalie Craig playing a couple who were once very much in love.

[Sidebar, this feels particularly special to me as I was at Mountview at the same time as Stuart Matthew Price and, when he appeared as the Young Soldier in Parade at the Donmar, he was one of the first people I interviewed during my theatre journalist days!]

Before After will be available online to watch in the comfort of your own living room/armchair/bed/wherever. I love new musical theatre and I can’t wait to experience this.

Book your tickets here.

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