The Grey Area presents

Before After

Music and Lyrics by Stuart Matthew Price
Book and Additional Lyrics by Timothy Knapman
7 FEB - 2 MAR 2024

Ticket Prices:
£26.50 Standard / £21 Concessions / Preview £16 / Pioneers' Preview (7 Feb) £10


Ami meets Ben by a tree on a beautiful hillside. She recognises him instantly: they were once very much in love. But Ben doesn’t remember her at all. What went so terribly wrong in the past, and is there a chance that, in the present, these two lovers might just find their happy ever after, after all?

After a record-breaking live-stream from Southwark Playhouse in 2020, The Grey Area are thrilled to present the fully staged UK Premiere of Before After in the same venue where it all began.

Georgie Rankcom, will return to direct Grace Mouat (SIX, Legally Blonde – Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre) and Jacob Fowler (Heathers) in this musical love story about a couple given a second shot at happiness.


Theatre: The Little

Mon – Sat: 8pm

Tue & Sat: 3.30pm

Running Time: 90 mins

No interval and no re-entry.

We strongly advise that you arrive early and take your seats in advance of the start time as there is a no latecomers policy.

There are no content warnings in place for Before After.

The Company

Jacob Fowler (He/Him)
Grace Mouat (She/Her)

Georgie Rankcom (She/They)
Ben McQuigg (He/Him)
Tinovimbanashe Sibanda (She/Her)
Yimei Zhao (She/Her)
Alex Musgrave (He/Him)
Peter Noden (He/Him)
Waverley Moran (She/They)
Jed Berry (He/Him)
Danny Kaan (He/Him)

Book Tickets

Before After

at Venue: Borough SE1


Southwark Playhouse has a group booking rate of one free ticket in every 10 booked at the same time, and this discount may be combined with applicable concessions (i.e. student rate) where available. These can be booked by contacting the box office either by phoning us at 020 7407 0234, or filling in the below form.

Tickets may be reserved for two weeks without payment, and we can send an invoice which can be settled via a card payment, bank transfer, or cheque.

Once an enquiry form has been submitted the box office team will be in touch to confirm and invoice within 1-2 working days. If you have any questions please contact

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How to find us

Southwark Playhouse Borough
77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD

Closest Tube Station:
Elephant & Castle (Northern Line & Bakerloo Line)
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Monday 5.30pm to 11pm
Tuesday 1pm to 11pm
Wednesday 5.30pm to 11pm
Thursday 5.30pm to 11pm
Friday 5.30pm to 11pm
Saturday 1pm to 11pm
Sundays 5pm to 11pm if we have a show on.


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