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The Last Five Years

Southwark Playhouse, London
The Last Five Years
Southwark Playhouse, London
Our Review 5 / 5

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.

The musical’s unconventional structure unfolds as Cathy tells her story in reverse, from the end of their turbulent relationship, whilst Jamie 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.

Now, 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.

Previews from |
1st October 2020
Opening date |
5th October 2020
Closes |
14th November 2020
Jason Robert Brown
Jonathan O’Boyle
Songs by:
Jason Robert Brown
Jamie Platt
Adam Fisher
Lee Newby
Sam Spencer-Lane
Lee Newby
Cast list:
Oli Higginson, Molly Lynch

Southwark Playhouse Venue Information

Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD
Nearest tube:
Elephant & Castle, Borough

Customer reviews

Our Review of The Last Five Years


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... Read more

Latest The Last Five Years News & Features

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Casting set for The Last Five Years at Southwark Playhouse
Tuesday, 01 September, 2020, 15:45
UPDATE: ​The Last Five Years has been filmed and will be released worldwide on the platform, The show will be available to watch globally at selected times from 26-29 November. 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 Higginson will return to their roles as Cathy and Jamie in the two-person musical, after their run was cut short on 16...
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The Last Five Years to return to Southwark Playhouse in the fall
Thursday, 13 August, 2020, 19:34
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...
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