The Last Five Years


THE LAST FIVE YEARS returns to Southwark Playhouse after its critically acclaimed run was cut short in March. From 1st October this five-star production will resume performances in a newly configured socially distanced auditorium with limited seating capacity.

Jason Robert Brown’s Drama Desk Award winning musical, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, is an emotionally powerful and intimate show about two New Yorkers who fall in and out of love over the course of five years.

Directed by Jonathan O’Boyle, this iconic musical returns to London in a bold new actor-musician production with the actors on stage at all times and playing the piano to add a new narrative dimension to the story, accompanied by a four piece band.

What is The Last Five Years about?

The musical’s unconventional structure unfolds as Cathy (Molly Lynch) tells her story in reverse, from the end of their turbulent relationship, whilst Jamie (Oli Higginson) tells his story chronologically from the spark of their initial meeting. The two characters meet only once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.

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Cast & Creatives

Oli Higginson (Jamie), Molly Lynch (Cathy)

Jonathan O’Boyle (Director), George Dyer (Musical Director/Orchestrations), Sam Spencer-Lane (Choreographer), Lee Newby (Set & Costume Designer), Jamie Platt (Lighting Designer), Adam Fisher (Sound Designer), Jane Deitch (Casting Director), Lara Mattison (Deputy Stage Manager), Grace Currie (Assistant Stage Manager)


  1. Still Hurting
  2. Shiksa Goddess
  3. See I’m Smiling
  4. Moving Too Fast
  5. I’m A Part of That
  6. The Schmuel Song
  7. A Summer in Ohio
  8. The Next Ten Minutes
  9. A Miracle Would Happen/When You Come Home to Me
  10. Climbing Uphill/Audition Sequence
  11. If I Didn’t Believe in You
  12. I Can Do Better Than That
  13. Nobody Needs to Know
  14. Goodbye Until Tomorrow/I Could Never Rescue You

Booking Period

From 1 - 31 Oct 2021

Weekly Performances

Monday 7:30PM
Tuesday 3:00PM, 7:00PM
Wednesday 7:30PM
Thursday 7:30PM
Friday 7:30PM
Saturday 3:00PM, 7:00PM

Venue Information

Southwark Playhouse

Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD

Get Directions

Nearest Tube/Rail Station

Elephant & Castle


(to Elephant and Castle): Numbers 1, 12, 35, 40, 45, 53, 63, 68, 100, 133, 148, 155, 168, 171, 176, 188, 196, 333, 343, 344, 360, 363, 415, 453, 468, C10, P5 (to Borough): Numbers 21, 35, 40, 133, 343, C10

Nearest Car Parks

NCP on the corner of Snowsfield and Kipling Street (a ten minute walk to the venue).



'You won’t have seen a better production of The Last Five Years… It is the definitive production. Beg, borrow or steal a ticket.'

The Stage

'Jason Robert Brown’s song cycle revitalised.'

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