There’s a line in The Last Five Years, Jason Robert Brown’s semi-autobiographical musical two-hander about a relationship breakdown, that gets me every time: “I will not lose because you cannot win.”
Jonathan O’Boyle’s production is wonderfully poignant and intimate experience, with detailed performances from both Oli Higginson and Molly Lynch.
Molly Lynch & Oli Higginson chatted to Love London Love Culture about bringing Jason Robert Brown’s musical to the West End’s Garrick Theatre.
After a critically-acclaimed run at Southwark Playhouse and a successful worldwide stream via stream.theatre, Jonathan O’Boyle’s production of Jason Robert Brown’s award-winning musical The Last Five Years will play a limited season at the Vaudeville Theatre, running from 17 September to 13 October 2021.
In four previous episodes of my weekly #ShenTens podcast, and their accompanying columns here, I’ve chosen my top ten favourite leading ladies and leading men respectively in both Broadway and West End musicals. Now I turn to rising stars — the next generation of performers who are already making their mark in London. (I’ll get to Broadway when it returns to business itself).
We round up the reviews for Jonathan O’Boyle’s production of The Last Five Years now playing at the Southwark Playhouse.
The Last Five Years at the Southwark Playhouse is the most joyously exuberant, emotionally rackety return imaginable for the valiant London Fringe.
Molly Lynch and Oli Higginson will return to their roles of Cathy and Jamie in The Last Five Years at Southwark Playhouse from 1-31 October 2020 with a press night on 5 October 2020.
We round up the reviews for Jonathan O’Boyle’s production of Jason Robert Brown’s musical The Last Five Years at the Southwark Playhouse.
Jonathan O’Boyle’s production of The Last Five Years has to be a definitive production of this complex and unusual work.
It may be almost 20 years old, but Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years feels timeless and recognisable and this bold restaging at Southwark Playhouse is a triumph.