News: full cast announced for Then, Now & Next

Paul Virides Productions today announces full casting for the world première production of the heart-warming, original musical Then, Now & Next, written by Christopher J Orton (My Land’s Shore)and Jon Robyns (currently playing the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera) in a first-time collaboration for the pair. The production opens at Southwark Playhouse, Borough on 28th June, with previews from 23rd June, and runs until 29th July.

Julie Atherton directs Tori Allen-MartinJustin BrettPeter Hannah and Joaquin Pedro Valdes alongside the previously announced Alice Fearn. Ahead of previews, the cast will perform for the first time at this year’s West End Live on 17 and 18 June.

Joining the company are stage manager Zoe Leonard, assistant stage manager Odette Robertson, and sound technician Amber Carey. In the band are musical director and keys player Honor Halford-MacLeod, guitarist James William-Pattison, cellist Alice Luddington and percussionist Tom Bennett.

Paul Virides says today “Chris and Jon have written the most beautiful show, complemented perfectly by Ben’s stunning orchestrations. But no piece of theatre exists only on paper, and I’m thrilled at the team that have decided to jump in and join us on and off stage to give life to this 100% original, brand new British musical. Alice, Peter, Joaquin, Tori and Justin are individually and all together a fantastically talented group of people that bring so much to the table – and with Julie in the director’s chair, audiences at Southwark are in for a treat!”

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