The London revival of Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years, which reopens at Southwark Playhouse October 5, has already announced additional dates.
Performances of the two-hander are scheduled to begin October 1, and have now been extended two weeks. The show will now end November 14. Should the production not move forward for any reason, ticket holders will be issued direct refunds.
After opening in March prior to the COVID-19 theatre shutdown, the musical returns with a revised staging that includes plexiglass and limited seating to maintain social distancing.
Director Jonathan O’Boyle and choreographer Sam Spencer-Lane return, along with Oli Higginson and Molly Lynch, who played Jamie and Cathy when the production began earlier this year. Josh Barnett and Lydia White join the cast as understudies.
Rounding out the creative team are set and costume designer Lee Newby, lighting designer Jamie Platt, and sound designer Adam Fisher, musical director George Dyer, casting director Jane Deitch, deputy stage manager Lara Mattison, and assistant stage manager Grace Currie.
In addition to The Last Five Years, Southwark kicked off its new freelance artist talkback series Setting the Stage August 13. The events run every Thursday in the venue’s rehearsal room, with proceeds going directly to supporting freelancers. Click here for more information.