Jason Robert Brown’s Drama Desk Award winning musical, The Last Five Years, is an emotionally powerful and intimate show about two New Yorkers who fall in and out of love over the course of five years.
The musical’s unconventional structure unfolds as Cathy tells her story in reverse, from the end of their turbulent relationship, whilst Jamie tells his story chronologically from the spark of their initial meeting. The two characters meet only once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.
Now, this iconic musical returns to London in a bold new actor-musician production with the actors on stage at all times and playing the piano to add a new narrative dimension to the story, accompanied by a four piece band.
★★★★ “A terrific production. This magnificently bittersweet musical meets London’s most striking safety measures.” Andrzej Lukowski, Time Out
★★★★ “A glorious sparkling revival, remounted for the Covid age.” Ava Wong Davies, The Independent
★★★★★ “It’s a blast, a rollercoaster of jazz and blues and ballad and rock and vaudeville and at one point klezmer; the most joyously exuberant, emotionally rackety return imaginable for the valiant London fringe. I loved it.” Libby Purves, TheatreCat
★★★★ “Musically, dramatically and conceptually superior to any revival I’ve seen.” Caroline Cronin, Broadway World
★★★★★ “You won’t have seen a better production of The Last Five Years… It is the definitive production. Beg, borrow or steal a ticket.” WhatsOnStage
★★★★★ “Jason Robert Brown’s song cycle revitalised.” The Stage
★★★★ “A quicksilver delight… Restlessly inventive.” Time Out
Written and composed by Jason Robert Brown.
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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Production Photos by Pamela Raith featuring Molly Lynch and Oli Higginson