NEWS: FIVER Cast Album Enter Soundtrack Chart at Number 1

The recording of Tom Lees and Alex James Ellison’s musical was released on Friday 5th March.  

(c) Danny Kaan

The newly released cast recording of FIVER the musical has claimed the number one spot on the iTunes Soundtrack Chart above Hamilton, Six and The Greatest Showman.

First performed at the Southwark Playhouse in 2019, the musical created by Tom Lees and Alex James Ellison follows the adventures of a £5 as it travels across London and switching hands, playing a part in different characters lives. It was nominated for Best Off-West End Musical in the 2019 WhatsOnStage Awards as well as three West End Wilma Awards, in which Luke Bayer won ‘Best Actor’ for his performance.

The musical then returned for a number of concert performances last November, which was how this cast album was created.

FIVER the musical’s cast recording features performances from the original cast which includes: Alex James Ellison , Luke Bayer (Jamie New in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie), Aoife Clesham (Peter Pan International Tour), Dan Buckley (Ferris in Eugenius!), and Hiba Elchikhe (Princess Jasmine in Disney’s Aladdin).

Talking about the success of the cast recordings release, Alex James Ellison, co-writer and cast member, said: “Our album entering the iTunes Soundtrack Chart at number one is yet another amazing chapter in the journey of this musical. Tom (Lees, co-writer) and I are thrilled that audiences continue to respond to our show and humbled that it seems to have struck a chord with our fans, who are so loyal and continue to champion FIVER. We’re so grateful! I can’t speak highly enough of the cast; they are so talented and just the most wonderful group of people. Capturing their live concert performances over those three shows in November was a privilege. Now everyone who wants to check out FIVER, can do!”

The album is available to order now on iTunes. You can also watch FIVER the concert via the Southwark Playhouse until the 16th May.

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