A glorious revival of this powerful and poignant new musical
Jason Robert Brown’s award-winning musical, The Last Five Years, returns to London’s West End for the first time in over ten years, after two sensational sell-out seasons at Southwark Playhouse.
This emotionally powerful and poignant story of two New Yorkers who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, is underscored by a beautifully bittersweet score, featuring ‘I’m Still Hurting’, ‘Goodbye Until Tomorrow’ and ‘I Can Do Better Than That’.
The Last Five Years is booking from 17 September 2021 until 13 October 2021 at the Vaudeville Theatre, London.
What’s the Story?
As aspiring author Jamie gets the book deal of his dreams, actress Cathy struggles to get work and make sense of the way her career has turned out. Can a couple once united by their dreams stay connected as their paths begin to divide?
Known for its unique structure, The Last Five Years sees their stories told in opposite directions; Jamie moving forwards and Cathy backwards through their relationship, meeting only briefly for a moment in time as their stories cross.
Who’s in it? The Last Five Years Cast
The cast features Molly Lynch (Sweeney Todd, ENO; Sunset Boulevard, UK tour; The Light in The Piazza, Royal Festival Hall) as Cathy and Olly Higginson (The Haystack, Hampstead Theatre, Maggie & Ted, White Bear Theatre; Napoleon Blown Apart, Arcola Theatre) as Jamie. They will be accompanied by a four-piece band.
Written and composed by Jason Robert Brown. Directed by by Jonathan O’Boyle with choreography by Sam Spencer-Lane, set and socutme design by Lee Newbury, lighting designer Jamie Platt and sound designer Adam Fisher. Musical director is Leo Munby. Casting is by Jane Deitch.
★★★★★ ‘Jason Robert Brown’s song cycle revitalised‘ The Stage
★★★★ ‘A terrific production‘ Time Out
★★★★★ ‘The definitive production. Beg, borrow or steal a ticket!‘ WhatsOnStage
★★★★ ‘A glorious sparkling revival‘ The Independent
Important NotesRunning time: 1 hour 30 minutes (no interval)
Theatre InformationVaudeville Theatre
Address: 404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH
Nearest Tube or Train: Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line), Embankment (Northern line, Bakerloo line, District line, Circle line)
Nearest Buses: 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 68, 7A, 91, 139, 176
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