AFTER being postponed for two years due to lockdown, The Last Five Years is finally on stage at the beautiful Theatre On The Bay until 9 April 2022.
Winner of a Drama Desk Award and named one of TIME Magazine’s 10 best shows of 2001, Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years has captivated audiences with a score of mesmerising brilliance and an ingenious libretto. Numerous international productions established the musical’s place as a masterpiece of modern musical theatre.
The Last Five Years is a one-act drama-comedy telling the bittersweet love story of Catherine Hiatt, a struggling actress, and Jamie Wellerstein, an up-and-coming novelist. This old story of love-found and love-lost is told in a fresh and new manner. Cathy reflects on their relationship from end to first meeting, while Jamie’s story moves chronologically. They meet only once, in the middle of the show.
Featured in the coveted role of Jamie is Fleur-Du-Cap nominee, Anthony Downing, last seen as Brad Majors in the 2019 production of Rocky Horror by Pieter Toerien Productions. Playing opposite him as Cathy, is Fleur-Du-Cap nominee Zoë McLaughlin, who recently performed in the 2021 Abrahamse & Meyer production, The Blue Piano|The Blue Guitar, which ran for three weeks at The Vineyard Hotel. At the helm of the creative team is award-winning director Paul Griffiths with musical direction by Jaco Griessel. To fully realise Jason Robert Brown’s vision, the cast will be accompanied live on stage by an ensemble of six musicians.
Tickets are R180 to R 220 through Computicket, sold in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines so only a limited number of tickets are currently available.
PHOTO CREDIT: Andrew Gorman