The Last Five Years West End tickets on sale!
The award-winning musical is transferring to the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre for its first run with a significant run of length. The Last Five Years tickets are now booking for its strictly limited 4-week run which will begin 17 September. Jason Robert Brown’s musical had a critically acclaimed run at London’s Southwark Theatre just last year, starring Molly Lynch and Oli Higginson who will be reprising their roles.
The Last Five Years in the West End!
The Last Five Years is transferring to the West End following its award-winning run at Southwark Playhouse in 2020, which was nominated for eight Offie Awards and won two for Best Director and Best Musical Production. The musical later had a hugely successful worldwide run via stream.theatre.
Brown’s cult classic musical premiered in 2001 at Northlight Theatre in Illinois, US, and had an off-Broadway run in 2002. The 2002 production at the Minetta Theatre won the 2002 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music and Lyrics, as well as receiving a further five Drama Desk nominations. In 2014, The Last Five Years was turned into a film starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. The musical has only had one prior production in London, which was in 2016 at the now Other Palace starring Samantha Barks and Jonathan Bailey. Its run at the Vaudeville Theatre will be its first West End run.
The Last Five Years; A Synopsis
The musical is an intimate tale of two New Yorkers who tell us the story of how they fell in and out of love over the course of five years. Brown’s musical has an unconventional structure and has the characters sharing their recollection of love story from opposite ends of the tale. Cathy, a struggling actor, begins at the end of their turbulent relationship, whilst Jamie, a literary prodigy, begins at their illustrious first meeting. The characters only cross paths once, in the middle of their musical, at their wedding.
The Last Five Years West End cast
Molly Lynch and Oli Higginson will reprise their roles as Cathy and Jamie respectively. Lynch’s previous credits include ENO’s Sweeney Todd, Sunset Boulevard (UK Tour) and The Light in the Piazza (Royal Festival Hall, London). Higginson’s previous theatre credits include The Haystack (Hampstead Theatre), Napoleon Blown Apart (Arcola Theatre), and The Assassination of Marcus Garvey (Theatre 503). Higginson recently appeared in Netflix’s hit series Bridgerton.
The Last Five Years West End creative team
The Last Five Years will be directed by Jonathan O’Boyle, who provided direction for the Southwark Playhouse run. The creative team for this production includes Sam Spencer-Lane (choreography), Lee Newby (set and costume design), Jamie Platt (lighting design), Adam Fisher (sound design), Leo Munby (musical direction), and Jane Deitch (casting).
Tickets for The Last Five Years will be in high demand!
This widely-well received musical is bound to be a hit and tickets for its first major West End run are set to sell quickly! Book your The Last Five Years tickets now and secure your seats at the best prices.