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Parade – The Other Palace, London

Book: Alfred Uhry Music and Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown Director: Hannah Chissick Reviewer: Richard Maguire The National Youth Music Theatre never fails to impress when it takes over The Other Palace for its three weeks of musicals. Up first is Parade, Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown’s show about a murder in Georgia USA, and in many ways the NYMT’s ...

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The Last Five Years – Albert Halls, Bolton

Book: Jason Robert Brown Director: James Edgington Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen For their first in-house production, the beautiful Albert Halls in Bolton could have, and arguably should have, started with more of a bang. While the venue should be commended for its attempt to transform and experiment with theatre space, The Last Five Years is an overly ambitious choice to begin with ...

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The Last Five Years – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Writer & Composer: Jason Robert Brown Director: Angharad Lee Reviewer: Beth Steer In the latest in a series of ‘Performances for the Curious’ from the Wales Millennium Centre, Leeway Productions puts on a version of Jason Robert Brown’s musical, The Last Five Years – with a spin. Following 20-something New Yorkers Jamie (Michael Hamway), an aspiring author, and Cathy (Lauren Hood), a ...

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An Evening with Jason Robert Brown – London Palladium

Composer/Musical Director: Jason Robert Brown Reviewer: Ava Eldred Probably best known for his cult musicals The Last 5 Years and Songs for a New World, Jason Robert Brown has been contemporary musical theatre’s worst kept secret for the best part of a decade. This one-off outing, as part of BBC Radio’s prestigious Friday Night is Music Night, is a sophisticated ...

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The Last Five Years – Old Joint Stock, Birmingham

Book, Music and Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown Director: Karl Steele Reviewer: Selwyn Knight The Last Five Years has now been around almost twenty years since its première in Chicago in 2001. Moving off-Broadway, it garnered numerous awards. While the story it tells is a path relatively well-trod, its methodology isn’t. Jamie is an aspiring novelist; Cathy aspires to be an actress. They ...

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INTERVIEW: Michael Thomas Jenkins on The Last Five Years

The Last Five Yearstours to Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury thisweek after a successful run in Chester inJuly (read our 4* review here).Michael Thomas Jenkins took time out to speak to The Reviews Hub about the show and his influences. Where did your love of Musical Theatre come from? My love for musical theatre first started when I played Nicely Nicely ...

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The Last Five Years – Forum Studio Theatre, Chester

Michael Thomas Jenkins (Jamie) & Laura Coard (Cathy) in The Last Five Years by Monsta Productions

Music, Lyrics &Orchestration by Jason Robert Brown Director: John Garfield-Roberts Reviewer: Tate James Anyone who has ever been to a musical theatre cabaret since The Last Five Years burst onto the New York stage in 2002 has no doubt heard at least one of its numbers. Jason Robert Brown’s semi-autobiographical strings-heavy score is so often dissected for out-of-context performances of ...

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NEWS: North West based Monsta Productions launch with Last Five Years revival

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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 ...

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