The Stage – Giverny Masso
Lauren Samuels is to make her directorial debut at star in a virtual production of Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years.
Samuels will play Cathy alongside Danny Becker as Jamie, with both actors recording their parts in isolation.
This will then be edited into a full-length show, directed by Samuels, which will be streamed for three nights on June 25, 26, and 27 at 7.30 pm.
Tickets cost £8 and there will be a limited number of spaces available per show.
The Last Five Years, which tells the story of two New Yorkers who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, is produced by Lambert Jackson Productions in association with the Other Palace.
Founders of Lambert Jackson Productions Jamie Lambert and Eliza Jackson said: “It is the musical’s unconventional structure which allows this new form of livestream theatre to be created.
“Jamie tells his story chronologically from their love-at-first-site meeting, whilst Cathy 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.
“Whilst nothing can replace live theatre, this production of The Last Five Years will reflect the current global situation; it is relevant, thought-provoking and innovative and will open doors to a new way of thinking about theatre and entertainment.”