Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BDVenue information
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.
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.
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)
'You won’t have seen a better production of The Last Five Years… It is the definitive production. Beg, borrow or steal a ticket.'
'Jason Robert Brown’s song cycle revitalised.'
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