NEWS: Samantha Barks & Jonathan Bailey to Star in The Last Five Years

Written and directed by Jason Robert Brown, this major new London production of the musical will run at St James Theatre from the 28th October until the 26th November. 

Samantha Barks - Photo Credit Alex Lee Johnson
Samantha Barks. Credit: Alex Lee Johnson.

With tickets available to buy now, The Last Five Years is an extremely intimate examination of the relationship of Jamie and Cathy, two New Yorkers in their twenties and who fall in and out of love over the course of five years.

The Last Five Years is a unique musical in terms of its structure, seeing the stories of Cathy and Jamie being told in opposite directions, with Jamie moving forward while Cathy moves backwards.

Jason Robert Brown is a three time Tony award winning composer-lyricist, known for musicals such as Honeymoon In Vegas, The Bridges of Madison County and 13. 

Best known for playing the role of Eponine in the West End production and film of Les Miserables, Samantha Barks will play Cathy in the London revival of The Last Five Years. She has recently released her debut album and is currently on a UK tour.

Meanwhile, Jonathan Bailey is best known for his role in the hit ITV show Broadchurch. His stage credits include American Psycho (Almeida Theatre), Othello (National Theatre) and South Downs (Harold Pinter Theatre).

The Last Five Years originally premiered Off-Broadway in 2002, where it won the Drama Desk Award for Music and Lyrics. It had its London premiere in 2006 at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

The Last Five Years will play at the St James Theatre from the 28th October until the 26th November. For more information and to book tickets visit:

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