The Last Five Years at Southwark Playhouse: watch Molly Lynch sing "See I'm Smiling"
The musical is being revived in a new production by director Jonathan O'Boyle
WhatsOnStage went into the rehearsal room for The Last Five Years to have a first listen to Molly Lynch singing "See I'm Smiling", ahead of the musical's return on 28 February.
Starring Oli Higginson and Molly Lynch, the new revival of Jason Robert Brown's musical will involve actor-musicians, accompanying one another as the piece progresses.
Brown's cult classic musical was first seen in 2001 and ran off-Broadway in 2002. It was turned into a film in 2014 starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. It follows a five-year relationship between two lovers – Jamie and Cathy – but is told in reverse chronological order for one of the pair.
The creative team includes director Jonathan O'Boyle, choreographer Sam Spencer-Lane, set and costume designer Lee Newby, lighting designer Jamie Platt and sound designer Adam Fisher. Musical direction and orchestration are by George Dyer. The pair of performers will be accompanied by a four-piece band led by Dyer.
The Last Five Years runs from 28 February to 28 March at Southwark Playhouse.