The Last Five Years-Edinburgh Festival Fringe '18

The Last Five Years-Edinburgh Festival Fringe '18

We need funding to put on a production of Jason Robert Brown's modern classic of a musical at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

£400 raised of £500 target 80 %
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This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by 11:30am 12th March 2018

We're raising funds to take a production of this fantastic show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe!

Jason Robert Brown's Drama Desk winner The Last Five Years has been translated into a handful of languages and was named one of Time Magazine's 10 best shows of 2001. A testament to the show's longevity and spurred by the show's regional popularity, The Last Five Years enjoyed an Off-Broadway revival at Second Stage in 2013. A film adaptation was released in 2014 starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan.

An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The show's unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.

"Brimming with persistent melodies, throughout lyrics and a heartfelt, compelling story." - Associated Press

"[Jason Robert Brown] turns a modest, 80-minute, two-character musical into a richly satisfying emotional journey." - Time Magazine

"I can't think of any better way to celebrate the arrival of spring than by spending 90 exhilarating minutes with The Last Five Years, Jason Robert Brown's giddily sorrowful eulogy for a brief marriage." - Bloomberg News

"It's instantly clear [...] that this poignant, richly dramatic and piercingly honest two-character show is destined to be a hit." - The Chicago Sun-Times

"Jaw-dropping!  A gem of a show from Jason Robert Brown." - New York Magazine