Jason Robert Brown’s musical will play at the theatre from the 1st to the 31st October.

Having been forced to close early due to the pandemic, it has been announced that Jonathan O’Boyle’s production of Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five years will return to the Southwark Playhouse.

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.

The production will only go ahead if the government gives the go ahead for indoor performances with socially distanced audiences, which Southwark Playhouse and the producers of the show. Measures include reconfiguring The Large to allow for social distancing within social bubbles. There are two rows spaced just over 2m apart, and will be using Perspex or see-through screens between each booking. 

The musical features choreography by Sam Spencer-Lane, set and costume design by Lee Newby, lighting design by Jamie Platt and sound design by Adam Fisher. Casting has yet to be announced.

For more information and to book tickets visit: https://southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/show/the-last-five-years/


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