With just five days left to go, much-loved musical “The Last Five Years” is about to begin its 2022 run. The intimate and emotionally powerful story is about two 20-something New Yorkers who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. Their story, however, is presented through an unconventional structure that sees Cathy telling her story backwards, while Jamie shares his story in chronological order, with the characters meeting only once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.
Their navigations of the joyous highs and despairing lows of the on-stage relationship will be brought to life by recent Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University graduate Danielle Remulta, and returning home to Australia after wonderful success in the UK, actor and musician Robert Tripolino, both in their La Boite debuts.
“The Last Five Years” returns to Brisbane as a show of great pedigree; acclaimed American musical theatre composer Jason Robert Brown won Drama Desk Awards for the music and the lyrics after the off-Broadway premiere in 2002. Under direction of Darren Yap, this La Boite production promises to be a relevant yet timeless tale, sure to strike the perfect chord when it plays at the company’s Roundhouse Theatre from May 30 to June 18… quite literally, given that the cast of two will be joined on stage by a live band.
Given the COVID-caused nostalgia for past lost loves perhaps as a warning against letting life’s complications get in the way, it promises to offer an aspect to resonate with everyone. Get your tickets here.