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Follows the story of a humble five pound note as it passes through the hands and pockets of people in London.
Fiver at Southwark Playhouse

Image courtesy Southwark Playhouse


Genre: Musical
Venue: Southwark Playhouse
Started: Wednesday 3 July 2019
Closed: Saturday 20 July 2019
Running time:2 hrs 00 mins (inc interval)
Age suitability: Not available


A new musical by Alex James Ellison and Tom Lees, follows the story of a humble five pound note as it passes through the hands and pockets of people in London.

Often unnoticed and obviously unaware, the fiver is present for significant moments in each person's life - whether it be an appreciation of their skills as a street performer; the start or end of a relationship; or the simple realisation that they can afford a bed for the night.

This beautifully crafted series of musical vignettes explores the value of money, relationships between people, and the relationships between people and their money.

Through carefully interwoven narrative threads, we learn the presumed value and worth of a fiver to different types of people, and are present at the key moment when the value of a fiver - given or received - can be dramatically altered by circumstance.

The diverse characters in Fiver are explored through a broad variety of musical styles as we follow our unusual hero through the ups and down of what is - to a fiver - just a normal day.


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Postal address:
77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD

Box office tel: 020 7407 0234

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Previews from:Wednesday 3 July 2019

Press night:Friday 5 July 2019

Closes:Saturday 20 July 2019

Performance days & times


Monday ‑ 8‑00pm

Tuesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm

Friday ‑ 8‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm



Tuesday - 3-30pm

Saturday - 3-30pm



3 and 4 July all seats £14.00




Luke Bayer

Dan Buckley

Aoife Clesham

Hiba Elchikhe

Alex James Ellison


Author: Alex James Ellison, Tom Lees
Composer: Alex James Ellison, Tom Lees
Lyricist: Alex James Ellison, Tom Lees
Director: Alex James Ellison and Tom Lees
Set designer: Justin Williams
Musical direction: Tom Lees
Lighting: Alex Musgrave
Sound: Chris Taunton
Production: Alex James Ellison, Tom Lees

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