After numerous Off-Broadway and international productions as well as a film adaptation starring Pitch Perfect's Anna Kendrick, The Last Five Years finally arrives on the West End.
Written and directed by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, The Last Five Years is a two-character musical that tracks the emotional course of young love. Jamie and Cathy are two twenty-something New Yorkers. Cathy is struggling to find work and Jamie is an aspiring author who is suddenly offered an incredible book deal. As their paths begin to diverge the young lovers' relationship also begins to shift and change.
An emotional and intimate musical, The Last Five Years eschews the traditional formula of musical theatre and introduces a distinct, new structure that sees Jamie move forwards through the relationship and Cathy move backwards, with both characters meeting briefly on stage as their stories intertwine. The wonderful Samantha Barks (Les Misťrables) and Jonathan Bailey (Broadchurch) sing their hearts out in this London production of a musical that continues to be embraced by theatre-goers around the world.