Now & Then
written by Ronnie Larsen
music and lyrics by Dennis Manning
directed by Harry Blumenau
musical supervision by Ben Goddard
From 11 September 2019
2 hours including an interval
An emotional rollercoaster of a show following the love story of two men over 40 years, with a country-flavoured score that could be straight out of Nashville.
1978: Greg is an aspiring comic whose life changes forever when he hosts a college open-mic night and falls in love with Daniel, a talented young singer. But as the first fires of love turn to embers, they find themselves wrestling with a choice: pursuing their own personal ambitions or being with the man they love. For their relationship to survive, one of them will have to give up his dreams.
With echoes of Brokeback Mountain, A Star is Born and Dallas Buyers Club, Now & Then is a relatable and inventive musical, charting Greg and Daniel’s journey from youthful romance to a love shaped by sacrifice, tragedy and shared experience. Spanning the late 1970s to the present day it features gorgeous original folk and country songs, played and sung live by a cast of six actor-musicians.