The Last Five Years

Southwark Playhouse, London – 28th February – 28th March 2020


Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment
in association with People Entertainment Group and Edward Prophet presents




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.


Now, this iconic musical returns to London in a bold new actor-musician production with the actors on stage at all times and playing the piano to add a new narrative dimension to the story, accompanied by a four piece band.


Written and composed by Jason Robert Brown

Cathy – Molly Lynch
Jamie – Oli Higginson


Director – Jonathan O’Boyle
Musical Director and Orchestrator – George Dyer
Choreographer – Sam Spencer-Lane
Set & Costume Designer – Lee Newby
Lighting Designer – Jamie Platt
Sound Designer – Adam Fisher
Casting Director – Jane Deitch
Associate Sound Designer – James Hassett
Production Manager – Seb Cannings for Gary Beestone Events & Theatre
Marketing – Aria Entertainment
PR – Susie Safavi
Assistant Producer – Tom Ramsay for Aria Entertainment
General Manager – Chris Matanlé for Aria Entertainment
Co-Producer – People Entertainment Group
Co-Producer – Edward Prophet
Producer – Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment


Originally Produced for the New York stage by Arielle Tepper and Marty Bell
Originally Produced by Northlight Theatre, Chicago, USA
Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited


“You won’t have seen a better production of The Last Five Years… It is the definitive production. Beg, borrow or steal a ticket.” – WhatsOnStage ★★★★★

“Higginson and Lynch are insanely good.” – The Stage ★★★★★

“A quicksilver delight… Restlessly inventive.” – Time Out ★★★★