Then, Now & Next
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Then, Now & Next London Reviews and Tickets

72%
(35 Ratings)
Positive
74%
Mixed
9%
Negative
17%
Members say
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Clever, Delightful

About the Show

Christopher J Orton & Jon Robyns pen this new musical exploring what it takes to heal from trauma.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (35)

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147 Reviews | 13 Followers
91
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You’re into musical theatre, and want to see a high quality cast in a renowned smaller venue. Anyone who has suffered loss, will understand

Don't see it if You’re not into musical theatre, or are looking for a large scale show with dance routines and comedy. This is intimate theatre

184 Reviews | 30 Followers
84
Clever, Emotional, Great staging, Great singing, Great writing

See it if a new type of musical interests you which is full of emotion and cleverly written

Don't see it if you want a classic story

68 Reviews | 8 Followers
79
Well-sung, Absorbing, Nice music, Ambitious, Clever

See it if ...you like intimate shows with contemporary-sounding scores. This is musically similar to other small shows from the past few years.

Don't see it if ...you want something "grand" or particularly impactful. Read more

62 Reviews | 3 Followers
75
Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if If you want to see an incredible cast and a very cool idea.

Don't see it if No idea, lol

74 Reviews | 3 Followers
72
Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You like good vocal performances

Don't see it if You want complex storylines

463 Reviews | 63 Followers
72
Simply staged, Well-sung, Well-acted, Heartfelt, Intelligent

See it if you want to see a well-acted musical with poignant moments and a strong central performance.

Don't see it if you prefer more elaborate staging and/or a musical with dance numbers. This is a pretty bare bones production.

75 Reviews | 6 Followers
60
Great singing, Slow, Entertaining, Resonant

See it if You love watching new musicals with great casts.

Don't see it if You like shows with catchy, memorable songs.

215 Reviews | 13 Followers
55
Great singing, Confusing

See it if Strong performance from Julie Atherton who was covering.

Don't see it if A very confusing musical, lots of "generic" songs.

Critic Reviews (6)

All That Dazzles (UK)
June 29th, 2023

"Superb writing, expert direction and an amazing cast are all elements that make 'Then, Now & Next' so effortlessly enjoyable but its ability to connect with the audience and make them feel something in some of the more emotional moments of the show are what really makes it special."
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WhatsOnStage
June 29th, 2023

"Atherton’s production is well-paced and dynamic...Orton and Robyns show some serious compositional chops and this feels like the start of a promising partnership. With a little more grit in the narrative oyster, this could be something very special. I look forward to seeing what comes next."
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West End Best Friend
June 29th, 2023

"Heart-warming, heart-breaking and hilarious, 'Then, Now & Next' will leave you feeling uplifted and excited for the future."
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The Stage (UK)
June 29th, 2023

"This world premiere feels like the beginning of a journey for a show that has potential to grow and develop. If a quick-witted double love story illustrating the unpredictability of life appeals, catch it here in its infancy."
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Everything Theatre (UK)
June 29th, 2023

" 'Then, Now & Next' is a gorgeous new British musical that engages the audience with its heartfelt performances, relatable characters, and skilfully crafted storytelling. It’s a musical that invites reflection, while reminding us of the beauty and resilience found in the human experience."
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Lost in Theatreland (UK)
July 3rd, 2023

Then, Now and Next feels so ‘human’. There is something relatable in it for everyone, whether that be dealing with the realities of being in a comfortable long-term relationship or struggling with the loss of your person and having to grow through grief. From the writing to the structure to the subject matter, this show brings a gorgeous balance of everything I’m looking for in a contemporary musical, which is amplified by the impressive cast.
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