Audiences in Greenwich will be the last to see an award-winning musical before it is turned into a Hollywood movie later in the year.
The Last Five years, starring Over the Rainbow winner Danielle Hope and West End actor Jon Robyns, is at Greenwich Theatre from May 15 to 17.
The rights to perform the play have been suspended with the movie, which stars Anna Kendrick, due to be released this year so Greenwich is the last place you can see it before the big screen.
Greenwich Theatre’s executive and artistic director James Haddrell said: “It's very exciting because this will be the last stage production.”
James described The Last Five Years – an emotionally powerful modern love story - as the sort of musical that everyone who is a performer wants to be in.
He added: "It's unusual with a cast of two people, just Jon and Danielle, who tell the story of a New York couple's relationship, one chronologically and the other backwards.
"They only meet in time once – at their wedding. It's right up my street as far as musicals are concerned because it's my challenge to people who say they don't like musicals. Well, try this one."
The Last Five Years is at Greenwich Theatre from Thursday, May 15, to Saturday, May 17. Tickets £16 or £11 concessions. Go to greenwichtheatre.org.uk or call 020 8858 7755.
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