‘The Last Five Years’ musical by Jason Robert Brown
24th June – 4th July 2015
Tickets and more information at www.lyrictheatre.co.uk or 02890 381081
Two musical theatre stars will perform in Jason Robert Brown’s award-winning ‘The Last Five Years’ at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast from 24th June – 4th July 2015. Originally from Dungannon and now living in London, Fra Fee will perform in this Broadway musical with Amy Lennox in what has been one of his dream roles since college.
Fra trained at the Royal Academy of Music, becoming an Associate of the Academy in 2014. He has since starred in several well-known musicals such as Dirty Dancing, Les Miserables, Follies and Fame. He is currently starring as Romeo in Wayne Jordan’s acclaimed production of Romeo & Juliet at the Gate Theatre, Dublin. Last year he played the title role in Candide at the Menier Chocolate Factory, and he is perhaps best-known for playing Courfeyrac in Tom Hooper’s film adaption of Les Miserables alongside recent Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne.
Amy has just been announced as the female lead in the UK premiere of Kinky Boots alongside Irish musical theatre star Killian Donnelly which opens at London’s Adelphi Theatre on 15th September 2015. She was last seen in Belfast playing Doralee in 9 to 5 UK Tour and her extensive theatre credits include Elle Woods in Legally Blonde and Liesel in The Sound of Music at The London Palladium.
‘The Last Five Years’ is a beautiful, funny musical about Jamie, a talented up and coming novelist who falls in love with Cathy, a struggling actress and takes place over a five year period. Their story is told entirely through songs but with a clever device; all of Cathy’s songs begin at the end of their marriage and move backwards in time while Jamie’s songs start at the beginning of their affair and move forward to the end of their marriage. They physically meet on stage only once, at their wedding. The show opened off-Broadway in 2002 and that year won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music and Lyrics. A film adaptation starring Oscar nominated Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan was released last week on DVD on 4th May.
Tickets available at www.lyrictheatre.co.uk or on 02890 381081