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Now or Never Barn Theatre Show Goes Online

Now or Never Barn Theatre show goes digital download due to popular demand

A song cycle collaboration between Barn Theatre and associate artist Matthew Harvey, is now available for a three week digital run.

Now or Never will be available to view on demand until 09 May 2021.

The performance was first debuted as a livestream on 01 April. It featured a series of 7 songs from the perspective of individuals responding to ‘global adversity’ through a defiant act of positivity.

The entire performance was shot as a non-stop, one-shot piece of work, with just one camera and 7 characters moving between the space.

Creative Director Ryan Carter said, “This whole project is the epitome of how theatres should approach digital theatre post-pandemic. An ambitious digital approach that emulates the live theatre experience as much as possible, broadcast live, and is now being streamed for an on demand run due to popular demand. Matthew Harvey has done such an incredible job writing this piece, This video-on-demand run is just the next step in what is undoubtedly an exciting future for the work”. 

A video featuring song Whatever Happens Next, captures the technological feat, as well as showcasing the production’s music.

Tickets for the on-demand run are priced £5 and available at:  

Once purchased the ticket gives one-hour access to the production

Cast includes Eloise Davies, Ahmed Hamad, Matthew Harvey, Irvine Iqbal, Lucy St Louis, Katie Shearman, Courtney Stapleton and Janie Dee.

Concept comes from Matthew Harvey with Freddie Tapner as musical supervisor,  Ryan Carter as Creative Director, Ben Collins as Director of Photography, Harry Smith as sound designer and with support from Ben Thomas and Alex Tabrizi.

Featured Image: Jenya Steanson