‘…an engaging chamber musical infused with intimate, emotionally perceptive, nonstop songs…’ – Linda Winer from Newsday

Winner of a Drama Desk Award and named one of TIME Magazine’s 10 best shows of 2001, Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years has captivated audiences with a score of mesmerising brilliance and an ingenious libretto. Numerous international productions established the musical’s place as a masterpiece of modern musical theatre.

The Last Five Years is a one-act drama-comedy telling the bittersweet love story of Catherine Hiatt, a struggling actress, and Jamie Wellerstein, an up-and-coming novelist. This old story of love-found and love-lost is told in a fresh and new manner. Cathy reflects on their relationship from end to first meeting, whilst Jamie moves chronologically. They meet only once, in the middle of the show.

This local production of The Last Five Years is presented by Tally Ho! Productions founded in 2018 by Cape Town-based theatre maker and musician Jaco Griessel.

Featured in the coveted role of Jamie is seasoned musical theatre performer, Anthony Downing, last seen as Brad Majors in the 2019 production of Rocky Horror by Pieter Toerien Productions. Playing opposite him as Cathy, is Fleur-Du-Cap nominee Zoë McLaughlin. At the helm of the creative team is award-winning director Paul Griffiths with musical direction by Jaco Griessel. To fully realise Jason Robert Brown’s vision, the cast will be accompanied on stage by an ensemble of six musicians.


Directed by Paul Griffiths

Musical direction by Jaco Griessel

Starring Anthony Downing and Zoë McLaughlin

Running time: 90 minutes, no interval

Note: Tickets sold in pairs

Age restriction: PG-13

Tue, 29 Mar 2022 – Sat, 9 Apr 2022

Performance time: 20:00
Ticket Price: R180/R220
At Theatre On The Bay