The Last Five Years is to play London’s West End from September!
The production first opened at Southwark Playhouse in 2020 before performances were cut short due to the pandemic. A multi-camera recorded version later streamed online.
Oli Higginson and Molly Lynch will reprise their roles as Jamie and Cathy respectively.
With a book, music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, The Last Five Years is all about the relationship between Jamie and Cathy, two twenty-somethings living in New York.
The new production is directed by Jonathan O’Boyle with musical direction and orchestrations by George Dyer.
Featuring a unique actor-musician staging, choreography comes from Sam Spencer-Lane with design by Lee Newby, lighting by Jamie Platt and sound from Adam Fisher. Casting is by Jane Deitch.
Director O’Boyle said: “I’m delighted that our production of The Last Five Years is transferring into the West End later this year to the gorgeous Vaudeville Theatre.
“Seeing the production grow, and the brilliant actors go from strength to strength, was a total joy during 2020. The fact that we now get to share it with a wider audience this autumn is tremendously exciting.”
Producer Katy Lipson added: “I could never have dreamed of having the opportunity to bring this show into London’s West End this year after our off-West End and digital outings last year. It will be our company’s West End musical debut and I am incredibly proud that it is with this production.”