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The Last Five Years
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17 Sep 2021 - 17 Oct 2021

The Last Five Years Information

After two engagements at Southwark Playhouse in 2020, Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years receives its West End premiere at the Garrick Theatre. The Last Five Years begins performances at the Garrick Theatre from 17 September - 17 October, with The Last Five Years tickets on sale now. Book The Last Five Years tickets in London. 

The Last Five Years is an emotionally powerful musical that follows just two characters, Jamie and Cathy. Falling in and out of love over the course of five years, their stories are told in reverse chronology to one another. For Jamie, we meet him at the start of the relationship before things go sour. For Cathy, her story becomes a happier one as her life is told from the split to their first meeting. The two characters meet only once, at their wedding in the middle of the show. But, they don't stay together for too long, and all too soon Jamie and Cathy just hold memories of one another.

The Last Five Years in London is an actor-musician production, meaning cast members play music throughout the show to accompany their musical performances. A four-piece band also play music, but if you're looking for an immersive musical experience, you'll want to see The Last Five Years.

Casting for The Last Five Years in London stars Molly Lynch as Cathy and Oli Higginson as Jamie. They both reprise their roles from the Southwark Playhouse productions, which both took place in 2020. In a five star review of The Last Five Years for LondonTheatre.co.uk, "this The Last Five Years is more than fine: for the first time in my experience of a much-produced show, the characters' giddiness and desolation, their rapture and heartache, propelled me tearily into the night."

The Last Five Years features an original book, music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown. Jason Robert Brown is an award-winning American composer whose musical hits include Parade, 13, Songs for a New World and The Bridges of Madison County. For The Last Five Years, Jason Robert Brown won two Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Music and Outstanding Lyrics. Perhaps unbelievably, The Last Five Years has never been on Broadway, but could 2021 change this?

Songs in The Last Five Years include "Still Hurting", sung by Cathy at the top of the show. Other standout musical numbers include "Moving Too Fast" and "A Summer in Ohio". The only song sung by both Cathy and Jamie is "A Miracle Would Happen/When You Come Home to Me", and it's when their characters meet for the first (and only) time in the show. Listen to The Last Five Years below.

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Opening date

September 17th, 2021

Closing date

October 17th, 2021

Booking from

September 17th, 2021

Booking until

October 17th, 2021

Venue

Garrick Theatre

Age

Don't miss Jason Robert Brown's brilliant musical as it finally gets its first West End run

Cast and creative

By: Jason Robert Brown
Songs by: Jason Robert Brown
Director: Jonathan O’Boyle
Cast list: Oli Higginson, Molly Lynch
Design: Lee Newby
Lighting: Jamie Platt
Costume: Lee Newby
Choreography: Sam Spencer-Lane
Sound: Adam Fisher

Our review

The Last Five Years at Southwark Playhouse

The last five years? Hell, what about the last seven months? That's how long it's been (give or take a week) since Jonathan O'Boyle's terrific Off-West End revival of Jason Robert Brown's musical theatre mainstay saw its original run truncated by Covid-driven lockdown. In fact, I was among the audience on that fateful Monday (March 16) when L5Y, as this show is famously known in shorthand, was one of the very few shows to perform that evening, the rest of London theatreland having gone dark in...

Latest The Last Five Years News & Features

Photo credit: Molly Lynch and Oli Higginson (Photo by Pamela Raith)

The upcoming West End premiere of The Last Five Years will now take place at a different venue than first announced.The Last Five Years will now open at the Garrick Theatre, instead of the Vaudeville Theatre. The Last Five Years is at the Garrick Theatre from 17 September - 17 October.The Jason Robert Brown musical follows Jamie and Cathy throughout five years of their relationship. Jamie's story unfolds in a normal chronological order, while Cathy's story is told in reverse, with the pair...

Photo credit: Molly Lynch and Oli Higginson (Photo by Pamela Raith)

UPDATE: The Last Five Years is now at the Garrick Theatre from 17 September - 17 October. Find out more about The Last Five Years in London here.The Last Five Years will receive its long-awaited West End premiere in 2021, after two engagements at Southwark Playhouse. The Last Five Years will play from 17 September - 13 October at the Vaudeville Theatre.Written by Jason Robert Brown, the two-person musical follows Jamie and Cathy at different moments in their relationships. Jamie's story unfolds...

The Last Five Years

UPDATE: ​The Last Five Years has been filmed and will be released worldwide on the platform, stream.theatre. The show will be available to watch for a final time on stream.theatre on selected dates to 14 February. More information can be <a href="https://www.stream.theatre/video-page/TheLastFiveYears-Fri29thJan%28Eve%29/424" target="blank"found here.The Last Five Years is coming back to Southwark Playhouse this fall, and the original company is coming with the production. Molly Lynch and Olli...

Last Five Years press image

UPDATE: The Last Five Years will now play for an extended run at Southwark Playhouse, with performances now scheduled to November 14th. Molly Lynch and Oli Higginson will return to their roles of Cathy and Jamie.Jason Robert Brown's award-winning musical The Last Five Years will return to the Southwark Playhouse to continue its run, after the production was cut short in March due to the closure of theatres as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Southwark Playhouse will reopen its doors with...

The Last Five Years Lauren Samuels Danny Becker

A self-filmed production of The Last Five Years will be available to watch next month, it has been announced.In a tweet by Daily Mail entertainment reporter Baz Bamigboye, Lauren Samuels and Danny Becker will appear in a production of Jason Robert Brown's two-person musical, with tickets available for 'performances' from 25th to 27th June. Samuels will direct and star in the production as Cathy, previously playing the role at the Tabard Theatre in 2011. Her West End credits include Scaramouche...

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