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The Last Five Years

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4.6/5 - based on 5 reviews
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About The Last Five Years

Performance Times
Mon - -
Tue - 20:00
Wed - 20:00
Thu 15:00 20:00
Fri - 20:00
Sat 16:00 20:00
Sun 15:00 -

The Last Five Years description

This is such a clever piece of theatre! No wonder The Last Five Years is so popular, and no wonder the story has acquired cult status since it first thrilled audiences Off-Broadway in 2002. Welcome to The Last Five Years, which is transferring to theatreland later this year for a limited run at the Garrick Theatre.

In 2020 the production of The Last Five Years at Southwark Playhouse won nominations for an outstanding 8 Offie Awards, winning two of them: Best Director and Best Musical Production. Oli Higginson himself was nominated for a Stage Debut Award thanks to his wonderful performance as Jamie. It has also enjoyed an unusually successful worldwide stream through the covid crisis thanks to stream.theatre.

Jason Robert Brown's Drama Desk Award-winning musical was transformed into a well-loved movie in 2014 with Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan in the leading roles. This time around Jonathan O'Boyle directs, and Molly Lynch and Oli Higginson reprise their brilliant roles as Cathy and Jamie.

The creative team includes choreography by Sam Spencer-Lane, set and costume design by Lee Newby, lighting design from Jamie Platt and sound design by Adam Fisher. The musical director is Leo Munby and the casting comes from Jane Deitch.

What's the plot of The Last Five Years?

This is a brilliant story told in an innovative way. It's the powerful, intimate tale of two New Yorkers who fall in love then out again, over five years. The structure is fabulous, really inspiring – you'll see the struggling actor Cathy telling her own tale in reverse, from the turbulent relationship's end to the beginning. Jamie, a literary prodigy, tells his story from the start to the end. The couple meet in the middle of the performance, at their wedding. Brilliant!

Jonathan O'Boyle's cool actor-musician production involves keeping both actors on stage at the same time as they move towards the middle and there's live piano music as well, accompanied by a four piece band. It's going to be magical having this fantastic, unusual story in the West End.

Who is The Last Five Years for?

This is an exploration of an adult relationship so isn't suitable for children.

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The Last Five Years reviews

4.6 out of 5 based on 5 reviews

What to expect:

Acting
Music
Costumes
Story
Lighting

Recommended for:

Anyone (60%)
Families (60%)
Teenagers (100%)
Couples (80%)
Theatregoers (80%)
Latest customer reviews
Lorraine
Brilliant

Reviewed on 17 October 2021 by , Beckenham, United Kingdom

Christine

The show was very good. Love Hason Robert Brown's music. It's extremely difficult to sing, however these actors did a good job.

Reviewed on 05 December 2016 by , New York, United Kingdom

Deborah
Excellent singing voices

Reviewed on 17 November 2016 by , Epsom, United Kingdom

Elaime
Fantastic performance

We travelled to London from Liverpool Specifically to see the show and we couldn't have been more thrilled. The performance,set and music was brilliant and we would have gone to see it the next night if we could!!. We go to shows regularly and have seen the majority of the shows currently showing in the west end and this was by far the best.As the theatre is quite small this suited the show and gave a real intimacy to the production. You almost forgot you were watching a show as you are drawn so much into the lives of the characters. I could not recommend this highly enough. Would love it to tour so we can see it again .

Reviewed on 14 November 2016 by , Ormskirk, United Kingdom

24 Sep
2021
Hugh Wooldridge

Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS at the Garrick Theatre

by Hugh Wooldridge | Friday, September 24 2021, 13:58

The Last Five Years - London I believe Jason Robert Brown (JRB) to be the natural heir to George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. I met him in 1995 when he was recommended by the legendary Broadway producer Hal Prince, as an audition pianist. I hardly heard the singers as they were accompanied by such genius. Consequently, I saw the original production of the musical he had written, The Last Five Years very soon after it opened and was dazzled by the concept, the writing, the performances and the production.

Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS at the Garrick Theatre
24 Sep
2021
London Box Office

The Last Five Years - Inspirational 2021 Production images!

by London Box Office | Friday, September 24 2021, 09:11

The Last Five Years - London Update for The Last Five Years at the Garrick Theatre

Jason Robert Brown's awesomely good Drama Desk Award-winning musical THE LAST FIVE YEARS kicked off at the Garrick Theatre on 17th September, with the official opening night on Thursday 23rd September. It’s a powerful, emotionally rich story of two New Yorkers who fall deeply in love then fall just as deeply out of love again over the period of five years. And this is set to be its longest West End run.

The Last Five Years - Inspirational 2021 Production images!
25 Jun
2021
London Box Office

THE LAST FIVE YEARS – An extended run at The Garrick Theatre

by London Box Office | Friday, June 25 2021, 12:55

The Last Five Years - London Update for The Last Five Years at the Garrick Theatre

Jason Robert Brown's Drama Desk Award-winning cult classic of a musical was first seen in 2001 and wowed off-Broadway the following year. The 2004 film starred Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. Now The Last Five Years is opening at the Garrick Theatre for a limited extended run, opening on Thursday 23rd September and running until 17 October 2021. This is the first time this magical musical has enjoyed a long run in theatreland, and we can't wait!

THE LAST FIVE YEARS – An extended run at The Garrick Theatre