Theatre closures due to coronavirus outbreak

From Saturday 15 August 2020, indoor performances at London theatres are allowed (with social distancing).

Outdoor performances (where possible) can also go ahead.

However, most theatres remain closed as they either do not have outside spaces or regard the need for social distancing as uneconomic.

The show below is due to open after the reopening date given above so it is possible it will go ahead, but you are advised to check the booking link to confirm.

The Last Five Years

Playing until 31 Oct 2020

Southwark Playhouse

The Last Five Years returns to Southwark Playhouse after its critically acclaimed run was cut short in March.
The Last Five Years at Southwark Playhouse

Image: Southwark Playhouse

Show details


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.

Background, advisory warnings

Age suitability: Not available

Written and composed by Jason Robert Brown.

Originally Produced for the New York stage by Arielle Tepper and Marty Bell

Originally Produced by Northlight Theatre, Chicago, USA

Performed by arrangement with xMusic Theatre International (Europe) Limited

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Postal address:
77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD

Box office tel: 020 7407 0234

Box office email: -

Location map for Southwark Playhouse


Previews from:Thursday 1 October 2020

Press night:Monday 5 October 2020

Closes:Saturday 31 October 2020

Performance days & times


Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Tuesday - 3-00pm

Saturday - 3-00pm

Running time: To be confirmed





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Author: Jason Robert Brown
Composer: Jason Robert Brown
Director: Jonathan O'Boyle
Designer: Lee Newby
Choreography: Sam Spencer-Lane
Lighting: Jamie Platt
Sound: Adam Fisher
Production: Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment in association with Edward Prophet


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