On March 16 2020, The Last Five Years at Southwark Playhouse was cut short owing to the global pandemic. This October, Southwark Playhouse welcomes back the same production to pick up exactly where it left off (with added Perspex and socially distanced audiences).
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.
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.
Molly Lynch and Oli Higginson will return to their roles of Cathy and Jamie in The Last Five Years at Southwark Playhouse this October. They will be in the same ‘support bubble’ which means that the show will not operate under social distancing.
The government has given guidance that indoor performances with social distancing are allowed to go from 15 August. However, patrons can book tickets with the knowledge that if the production is unable to go ahead for any reason there will be full refunds. For a full list of FAQ’s regarding booking for this production and more information on how it will adhere to social distancing within the venue please visit the website here and click on the Covid-19 FAQ’s tab.
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, SE1 6BD from 1 October – 14 November. Times: Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm; Tuesday and Saturday matinees at 3pm. Admission: £27.50 (£22 conc.), All previews £16. Phone: 020 7407 0234