The Last Five Years


Written and Composed by Jason Robert Brown

Kurt Phelan (Dirty Dancing) and Lizzie Moore (Kiss Me Kate) starred in this heart-breaking musical two-hander. Jamie (Phelan), an up-and-coming writer, struggles to balance his sudden success with his increasingly tumultuous love life.

Meanwhile Cathy (Moore), an aspiring actress, deals with the frustrations of her own career while watching her husband from the sidelines in this story of two twenty-somethings who fall in – and out – of love over the course of a five-year relationship.

Director/Producer: Zoë Tuffin

Music Direction: Shanon Whitelock

Production & Lighting Design: Jason Glenwright

Production & Stage Manager: Bec Lawes

Associate Producer: Joe Kelly

Production Assistant: Becky Mync

Performers: Kurt Phelan and Lizzie Moore

Band: Shanon Whitelock, Joel Woods, Ruth Donovan, Wayne Jennings, Ruby Hunter, Conall O'Neil


Originally Produced for the New York stage by Arielle Tepper and Marty Bell.

Originally Produced by Northlight Theatre Chicago, IL.

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia). All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

Wax Lyrical Productions, Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse, 2017

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Photos by Joel Devereux

The Last Five Years should come with a trigger warning for those nursing a broken heart.                                                                                         - Cameron Pegg, The Australian

Humour, heart and a triumphant combination of cast and creative talent.

                                             - Meredith Walker, Blue Curtains Brisbane

 Tuffin’s direction is detailed, deliberate and on all accounts devoted to the stories and connections with the characters.                                                     - Rhumer Diball, Downstage Discernments