The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

4 (1) · Musicals

Jason Robert Brown’s Drama Desk Award winning musical

“This cult musical by Jason Robert Brown is an old favourite of many of us at Stagedoor so it’s a delight to see it brilliantly revived at Southwark Playhouse – which continues to show that it’s one of the best theatres for musicals off the West End. It's charming, funny and has plenty of heart.”


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.

Critic reviews

Jason Robert Brown’s musical is revitalised with stunning performances from Molly Lynch and Oli Higginson

The Stage

The definitive production


An inspired actor-musician take on a cult classic

The Arts Desk

A triumph

London Theatre

A glamorous and profoundly emotional piece of theatre

Broadway World

Sprightly staging of Jason Robert Brown’s clever musical about a crumbling relationship

Time Out

Single takes on a couple’s collapse

Evening Standard

It’s a genius piece of direction by O’Boyle, that illuminates Brown’s score and is effortlessly carried by the cast

A Younger Theatre

Date & time

Show ended
Fri 28 Feb - Sat 28 Mar, 3pm & 7.30pm


77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD London, UK · Get Directions

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