Production images have been released for The Last Five Years in the West End, ahead of its opening night at the Garrick Theatre tonight.
Directed by Jonathan O’Boyle, the production stars Molly Lynch and Oli Higginson as Cathy and Jamie.
The Last Five Years is an emotionally powerful and intimate story 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, a struggling actor, tells her story in reverse, from the end of their turbulent relationship, whilst Jamie, a literary prodigy, tells his story chronologically from the spark of their initial meeting. In the musical, the two characters meet only once, at their wedding, which falls in the middle of the show.
This production sees an actor-musician approach, 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.
Creative team includes choreographer Sam Spencer-Lane, set and costume designer Lee Newby, lighting designer Jamie Platt and sound designer Adam Fisher. Musical director is Leo Munby. Casting is by Jane Deitch.
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