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Jason Robert Brown’s - The Last 5 Years

totalTHEATRE presents

The New Zealand Premiere of
Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown’s...

The Last 5 Years

Direction by Nigel Edgecombe | Music Direction by Tom McLeod
Featuring Sarah Lineham & Nigel Edgecombe

15 – 24 May, 8.30pm
BATS Theatre
Bookings: 04 802 4175 or

Her story starts at the end of their relationship; his story begins on the day they meet.

A stunningly provocative piece exploring the cause and effect of love, ambition and regret.

Tony-Award winning composer Jason Robert Brown’s fresh and contemporary musical The Last 5 Years presents an intimate look at Jamie and Cathy, two young people who fall in love, get married, and grow apart over the course of five years. Funny and uplifting, the show captures some of the most heartbreaking and universally felt moments of modern romance, as two people’s powerful love for one another struggles to overcome their differences and divergent dreams.

Nigel Edgecombe is a director, actor, and tutor whose work has been seen throughout NZ and the USA. His first piece by Brown, Songs For A New World sold out at BATS to thrilled audiences. He has starred in Cabaret, West Side Story, Pirates of Penzance, and Little Shop of Horrors, with Wellington audiences captivated by his powerful performance as Thenardier in Les Miserables.

Sarah Lineham charmed audiences countrywide with her critically acclaimed performance of Peggy Lee in Fever! A Peggy Lee Story. As guest soloist with the Vector Wellington Orchestra last year, Sarah showcased her dramatic and comic versatility with hits from the great Broadway musicals. She has starred in West Side Story, The Sound of Music, and as Helen in Troy – The Musical.

Tom McLeod is one of NZ’s foremost arrangers and musicians, working with The Phoenix Foundation on their album Happy Endings and Tim Beveridge on the album Come Rain Come Shine, recorded in LA for Sony Music. Tom has been music director for numerous television shows including The Tribe, Amazing Extraordinary Friends, and Karaoke High.

Lisa Maule brings a wealth of experience to the lighting design of the show. A well-known name in Wellington theatre, her designs can be seen at Downstage, Circa, Taki Rua, and Cloud 9. To this work Lisa has brought a touch of pure magic.

“Compulsively enjoyable… poignant and ironic”-- The New York Post
"Brimming with persistent melodies, thoughtful lyrics and a compelling story“-- Associated Press

"YOU BETTER GO SEE IT. Exhilaration so intense that it brings tears of joy“-- The Chicago Tribune


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