Corpus Playroom
Tue 24 - Sat 28 January
Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society

The Last Five Years

Jason Robert Brown

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

"If I didn’t believe in you, we’d never have gotten this far…"

Jamie and Cathy’s relationship is over five years after they first met. Both have their stories to tell from meeting to breaking up, but while Jamie follows the events chronologically, Cathy traces the relationship backwards. With alternating songs, the pair meet only once in this sung-through musical, exploring themes of marriage, career ambitions and what it means to be in love.

Humorous yet poignant, at times heart-warming and at times heart-breaking, The Last Five Years encourages us to see the complexities within modern relationships, and ultimately consider whether we are right to do the things we do for love.

Accompanied by a powerful score, The Last Five Years moves between humorous comedy songs and tender, emotional ballads to produce a whirlwind picture of Jamie and Cathy’s relationship, as told through both their lenses.

This production is recommended for ages 12 and above.

This amateur production is presented by an arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe).


Fri 27 January at 7:00pm
Sat 28 January at 7:00pm


TUE -THU £7–£9, FRI/SAT £9–£11

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The Corpus Playroom is owned by Corpus Christi College, and managed by the University of Cambridge through the ADC Theatre. The College drama society, the Fletcher Players, are the resident company.

The L-shaped studio is Cambridge's primary fringe space, showcasing a variety of productions, with an emphasis on new writing. Seasons are programmed simultaneously with the ADC Theatre.


Please note: This venue is not wheelchair accessible. More information can be viewed here.

Complimentary tickets are available for full-time carers.

The Corpus Playroom is fitted with an infra-red audio system designed to help deaf and hard of hearing patrons. If you are using the system for the first time, please arrive early and seek advice from our Front of House team.

Assistance dogs are welcome in both of our venues. Please call the Box Office or email the above address when booking to ensure you are seated appropriately.

The Corpus Playroom has gender-neutral toilets.


Corpus Playroom
10 St Edward's Passage
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27 January 7:00pm 7:00pm Book now
28 January 7:00pm 7:00pm Book now