North West based Monsta Productions have today announced that they will launch with a professional revival of Jason Robert Brown’s heartbreaking musical The Last Five Years to play Chester’s Forum Studio (28-30 July) and Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn (23-24 Sept).
The musical which follows the unique structure of a five year relationship between aspiring actress Cathy and young novelist Jamie is 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. In a city where professional and personal passions collide, only the strongest relationships survive.
Artistic Director John Garfield-Roberts said “I am delighted to launch Monsta Productions with such a powerful piece of musical theatre and in the city and indeed the same building where my love for the stage started over 20 years ago. Monsta Productions aims to produce work from within the North West and I am delighted I can do that with our first professional production.”
The Last Five Years is produced by Monsta Productions, Directed by John Garfield-Roberts, with musical direction from award winning MD Tricia Gaskell and will start Laura Coard as Cathy and Michael Jenkins as Jamie.