Stage adaptation of The Last Five Years heads for Buxton Opera House

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The Last Five Years is a hit musical about two New Yorkers who fall in and out of love over that period of time.

Ali James and Olly Gourley play the troubled couple in the production at Buxton Opera House from Tuesday, June 9, to Saturday, June 13.

The emotionally powerful and intimate piece has been praised for its interesting non-linear narrative which is delivered from both lovers’ point of view. Cathy tells her story backwards while Jamie tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.

Directed by Sallie Warrington and with Musical Direction by Ashton Moore, The Last Five Years won a Drama Desk award and was named one of Time Magazine’s 10 best shows of 2001.

A new film adaptation of The Last Five Years was released inFebruary this year, to critical acclaim.

Performances of The Last Five Years at Buxton Opera House start at 8pm with a matinee on Saturday, June 13 at 2.30pm.

Tickets are priced from £18 to £21 and discounts are available. To buy tickets or for further details call the box office on 0845 127 2190 or 01298 72190 or book online at www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk