Jonathan O’Boyle’s production will now run at the Southwark Playhouse until the 14th November.

With two thirds of the tickets for the original run already sold out, it has been announced that The Last Five Years will be extending its run at the Southwark Playhouse into November.

This production of Jason Robert Brown’s musical will see Molly Lynch and Oli Higginson returning 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. It has been announced today that two understudy performers will also be joining the show: Josh Barnett (Jamie) and Lydia White (Cathy).

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.

Performances will be taking place in The Large, with social distancing measures in place to protect staff and audiences. This includes two rows spaced just over 2m apart, with Perspex or see-through screens between each booking. Audience members will also be required to wear a face covering – unless medically exempt.

The creative team for the production includes: musical direction by George Dyer, choreography by Sam Spencer-Lane, lighting design by Jamie Platt and sound design by Adam Fisher.

The Last Five Years will play at the Southwark Playhouse from the 1st October to the 14th November. To book tickets visit: https://southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/the-large/the-last-five-years/