‘The Last Five Years’ returns to Southwark Playhouse this October in a newly configured production!

Producers have announced that the acclaimed new production of Jason Robert Brown’s award winning musical, The Last Five Years, will return to The Large at Southwark Playhouse this October in a newly configured socially distanced auditorium with limited seating capacity.

The production opened earlier this year but was sadly cut short on 16 March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Full information on casting and social distancing measures around the actors performing in the production will be announced in the coming weeks, and producers have confirmed that the production will only go ahead if the government gives the go ahead for indoor performances with socially distanced audiences.

Patrons can book tickets with the knowledge that if the production is unable to go ahead there will be full refunds.

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. This iconic musical returns to London following its run in March, with the actors onstage at all times and playing the piano to add a new narrative dimension to the story, accompanied by a full four piece band.

The Last Five Years is directed by Jonathan O’Boyle with choreography by Sam Spencer-Lane, set and costume design by Lee Newby, lighting design by Jamie Platt, sound design by Adam Fisher, and musical direction and orchestrations by George Dyer.

The Last Five Years is produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment in association with Edward Prophet and People Entertainment Group.

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