Written and directed by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, The Last Five Years is a two-handed musical following the emotional course of young love. Jamie and Cathy (played by Samantha Barks (Les Misérables) and Jonathan Bailey (Broadchurch) 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.
It runs at The Other Palace (formerly St James Studio from 28th October to Saturday 3rd December)
The Last Five Years introduces a distinct, new musical structure that sees Jamie move forwards through the relationship and Cathy move backwards, with both characters meeting briefly on stage as their stories intertwine.