The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

This show is no longer running.

Award-winning musical, The Last Five Years, is an emotionally powerful musical about two New Yorkers who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. Written by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, the play has seen numerous productions around the world including a film adaptation starring Pitch Perfect’s Anna Kendrick but it is now to be produced in an entirely new and innovative way.

It is the musical’s unconventional structure that is allowing this brand-new, highly innovative form of streamed theatre to be created. Jamie (Danny Becker) tells his story chronologically from their love-at-first-site meeting, whilst Cathy (Lauren Samuels) tells her story in reverse, from the end of their turbulent relationship to the start. This means the two characters do not directly interact except for one song in the middle of the show when their timelines intersect.

Lambert Jackson Productions have teamed with actors Lauren Samuels (BBC’s Over The Rainbow, Bend It Like Beckham) and Danny Becker (Aladdin, Prince of Egypt) who will record their parts of the show entirely in isolation to then be edited together into one complete show. Reprising her role of Cathy, Samuels will also be making her directorial debut with this show. Lambert Jackson’s choice pianist Josh Winstone will take the role of Musical Director.


Thursday 25 June 2020
Friday 26 June 2020
Saturday 27 June 2020

Performances at 7:30pm

Running Time 90 minutes, no interval

Price £8

Recommended 16+

Trigger Warnings: Brief strong language, sexual material

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The Last Five Years FAQs


I don’t live in the UK and am in a different time zone. Will I be able to watch The Last Five Years at any time?
To replicate the experience of being in the theatre, the performance will start at 7:30pm BST. Please tune in at that time (taking into account the time difference, as applicable) as you will not be able to pause or re-watch the performance.

Are the performances taking place online or at The Other Palace?As The Other Palace is closed due to COVID-19, the performances will be hosted digitally. Once you have purchased a ticket for your chosen performance, you will receive a link via email approx. 30 minutes prior to show start to watch from the comfort of your own home.

I’ve not received my confirmation email or the streaming link, what should I do?
Check your junk folder and if you still don’t have the email please contact

Is it a different performance each night?
The performance is the same each night. If you want to watch multiple times, you will have to purchase a ticket to each performance.

I want to purchase a ticket for myself and a friend in another household in one order. How will I be able to share the link with them?
Approx. 30 minutes prior to the start of your chosen performance, the ticket purchaser will receive an email with the link to the stream. If you have purchased two tickets you will be able to share the link on two devises.

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