The Last Five Years
Brownpaper Productions in association with Josef Weinberger

The Last Five Years

15/07/11 - 16/07/11

Venue: The Forum Studio Theatre


Brownpaper Productions are incredibly proud to present this contemporary song-cycle musical that ingeniously chronicles the five year life of a relationship, from meeting to break-up... or from break-up to meeting, depending on how you look at it. Written by Tony Award-winning Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Songs For A New World), The Last Five Years is an intensely personal look at the relationship between a writer and an actress told from both points of view. Inspired by Brown's own failed marriage, it's the emotionally powerful and intimate story of a young couple who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. This heartfelt story, balanced perfectly with lots of humour, reminds us that it's possible to feel claustrophobically close to and yet worlds apart from the one we love.

Featuring a beautiful score that theatre-goers of all ages have fallen for, played live by a strong six piece orchestra, this award winning show is finally coming to Chester thanks to Brownpaper Productions - the company responsible for the tremendously successful 'This is My Musical' series.

This beautiful piece by Brown, who is described by theatre lovers worldwide as the "new Sondheim", promises to be one of the highlights of this year's summer programme at The Forum.

Please note that The Last Five Years will only be showing for two nights so ticket availability will be extremely limited.

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The cast includes Phil Cross (Benjamin for the touring cast of Joseph) and Dani Fray (BBC1's Grange Hill). Musical direction is provided by the incredibly talented Simon Phillips.

Production team

Producer - Brian Fray
Director - Dani Fray and Phil Cross
Musical Director - Simon Phillips
Lighting - Ian Jones and Kieran Jones
Sound - Richard Stokes
Technical crew - Steve Cross