Next Thing You Know

London theatre news: Tuesday 13 October 2020

London Fringe - Musicals

Next up at the new Garden Theatre is a musical about confronting adulthood in the city that never sleeps - starts 20 October.
Next Thing You Know at the Garden Theatre

Image courtesy Lambco Productions

Next Thing You Know will be the third musical at the new Garden Theatre.

The show follows in the musical footsteps of the critically acclaimed 'Fanny and Stella' and 'Pippin'.

Described by The New York Times as "'Rent' for this generation", the show is directed by Robert McWhir and produced by Peter Bull for Lambco and Liam Gartland and Alice Croft for The Grad Fest.

Cast of Next Thing You Know at the Garden Theatre

Cast on first day of rehearsal: Bessy Ewa, Amelia Atherton, Nathan Shaw, Callum Henderson

As you'd expect, social distancing measures will be in place and the performance happens under cover outdoors - but the space has heating to keep off the October chill!

Show listing information


A musical about confronting adulthood in the city that never sleeps.

Next Thing You Know follows the story of four New Yorkers as they laugh, love and drink their way through the big questions that face all young dreamers who wake up in the city that never sleeps.

One day you wake up, and instead of a hangover, you have a job.

Instead of a fling, you have a live-in girlfriend.

And instead of naïve dreams, you have reality.

Does marrying a really nice guy mean you're settling down or just settling? Does taking a nine-to-five equal giving up or growing up? Does a decade in the city break you down or break you in?

Theatermania describes the show as "Life is like a bartender - it'll only give you so many shots."

Don't miss the musical the New York Times call a "youthful idealistic and blissful coming-of-age tale about struggling artists in the big city.

Next Thing You Know is Rent for this generation."


Amelia Atherton (Lisa)

Bessy Ewa (Waverley)

Calum Henderson (Luke)

Nathan Shaw (Darren)


Author: Ryan Cunningham (book)
Composer: Joshua Salzman
Lyricist: Joshua Salzman
Director: Robert McWhir
Designer: David Shields
Musical direction: Aaron Clingham
Choreography: William Spencer
Lighting: Richard Lambert

Peter Bull for LAMBCO Productions with Liam Gartland & Alice Croft for

The Grad Fest


Garden Theatre
Eagle London
349 Kennington Lane
SE11 5QY


From: Tuesday 20 October 2020

Closes: Saturday 31 October 2020


Previews: 20 & 21 October £18 + bkng fee

Standard: £20.00 + bkng fee

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