The Last Five Years extends its ‘socially distanced’ run at Southwark Playhouse
With over two thirds of tickets sold for the originally announced dates, audiences now have the chance to buy a new batch of tickets for The Last Five Years as new performance dates are added to accommodate demand for booking. The show will be extending for a further two weeks, through to 14 November 2020.
As previously announced, Molly Lynch and Oli Higginson will return to their roles of Cathy and Jamie. They will be in the same ‘support bubble’ which means that the show will not operate under social distancing. Two understudy performers will be joining the show: Josh Barnett (Jamie) and Lydia White (Cathy).
On March 16 2020, The Last Five Years at Southwark Playhouse was cut short owing to the global pandemic. This October, Southwark Playhouse are delighted to welcome 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.