Under the new ownership of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group, The St James Theatre will be re-branded The Other Palace Theatre in the New Year, and plans to become a full-time home for the development and production of new and old musicals. Ahead of that, its new planned identity gets a welcome shot in the arm with a new production of Jason Robert Brown's 2001 chamber song cycle... Read more
Tony Award-winning Broadway composer Jason Robert Brown will helm a new London production of his acclaimed musical The Last Five Years, starring Samantha Barks and Jonathan Bailey.
The Last Five Years is an emotionally powerful and intimate musical telling the story of Jamie and Cathy, two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years.
As aspiring author Jamie gets the book deal of his dreams, actress Cathy struggles to get work and make sense of the way her career has turned out.
Can a couple once united by their dreams, stay connected as their paths begin to divide? Known for its unique structure, The Last Five Years sees their stories told in opposite directions; Jamie moving forwards and Cathy backwards through their relationship, meeting only briefly for a moment in time as their stories cross.
Originally Produced for the New York stage by Arielle Tepper and Marty Bell.
Originally Produced by Northlight Theatre,Chicago, USA
Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited
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