Beyond The Fence

Beyond the Fence marks a new dawn in the evolution of musical theatre – the first show in the world conceived and substantially crafted by computer!

Modelled on a statistical study of the 'recipe for success' in hit musicals, this unique experimental show has been created in collaboration with leading experts in music, computation and the science of human creativity, along with composer Benjamin Till and his husband, writer and actor Nathan Taylor, the award winning team behind ‘Our Gay Wedding: The Musical’ (Channel 4). Director Luke Sheppard will bring a whole range of computer-generated material to life with a talented human cast performing this emotionally powerful and exciting West End show.

Beyond the Fence is a powerful new musical about hope, defiance, unity and love. Set in September 1982, it tells the story of Mary and her daughter George who are celebrating one year of living at the Greenham Common peace camp. The group of women they have joined are all committed to stopping the arrival of US cruise missiles through non-violent protest. When Mary is faced with losing her child to the authorities, an unlikely ally is found in US Airman Jim Meadow. How can she continue to do what is best for her daughter while staying true to her ideals?

Book your tickets now and witness history in the making!


Beyond the Fence was commissioned by Sky Arts as part of ‘Computer Says Show ’, a forthcoming television series chronicling this unique experiment. The creation process has been formulated by Wingspan Productions.


Act I:         1 hour 

Interval:    20 minutes

Act II:        1 hour



Arts Theatre

84 Long Lane, London SE1 4AU

Additional Details & FAQ

Cancellation Policy

No refunds available after purchase.

How Does It Work

You will receive a confirmation email with a voucher attached.  Please print this voucher and bring it to the Box Office.  We recommend you arrive a minimum of 30 minutes before the show to collect your tickets and settle into your seats.

Suitable For Children


Where Do I Go

Arts Theatre : 6-7 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H7JB


Take the Cambridge Circus exit (Exit 3). The theatre is the first street on the right.


4.3(10 reviews)
  • Sharon

    Mar 6, 2016

    What a wonderful show. W thoroughly enjoyed it

  • Lucrezia

    Mar 5, 2016

    Really enjoyed the show very different to what I was expecting

  • CMace

    Mar 4, 2016

    A musical written by computers?! Went to the theatre just to see how bad it could be. By about the third number I was completely absorbed. Considering the set stays basically the same and there are pretty much the same 8 or 9 actors on stage throughout, there is so much variety especially in the music. Styles subtly change from number to number without you really noticing - they even get away with a 'Knees up Mother Brown'/'Pack up your Troubles' style war song in the middle with waving feather dusters and marigolds! And as for emotion, without spoiling anything, there is a point in the second act where a child gets the whole audience to break down in tears with a single word! Absolutely worth my 300 mile round trip in an evening after work to experience this.

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