Stage Chat – Josh Darvill
With a book, music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, The Last Five Years is all about the relationship between Jamie and Cathy, two twenty-somethings living in New York.
The intimate sung-through piece tells the story of the couple’s five years together with Jamie and Cathy each telling their story on opposite timelines; Jamie goes from beginning to end while Cathy starts at the end and works back to the start.
Samuels will take on the role of Cathy as well as directing while Becker will play the part of Jamie, as first reported by Baz Bamigboye on Twitter
Produced by Lambert Jackson Productions, performances will take place online between Thursday June 25 and Saturday June 27 at 7:30PM with tickets priced at £8. Hosted by The Other Palace, tickets will go on priority sale from Thursday 4 June at 12PM with general on sale on Friday June 5 at 12M.
More information and tickets are available on the LWTheatres website here.
Samuels tweeted: “I am so excited for this!! Not only my directorial debut, but a brand new innovative piece of online theatre!”
Becker added: “Buzzing to be playing Jamie in The Last 5 Years!”
The Last Five Years first opened in Chicago in 2001 before a run off-Broadway in 2002. The show made its London debut in 2016 with Samantha Barks and Jonathan Bailey playing the lead roles at the St. James Theatre (now The Other Palace).
Alongside stage productions across the world, in 2015 a movie version was released starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan.