Runtime: 1h 30m
This cult musical by Jason Robert Brown is an old favourite of many musical theatre buffs. This production was just opening as we went into lockdown so it's great to see it back as one of London's first socially-distanced indoor performances. It's charming, funny and has plenty of heart.
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.