It has been announced that Fra Fee and Laura Tebbutt will star in The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast. The production runs between 24th June and 4th July 2015.
The Last Five Years premiered at Chicago's Northlight Theatre in 2001 and was subsequently produced at off-Broadway in 2002.
The UK premiere at the Menier Chocolate Factory in 2006 starred Lara Pulver and Damian Humbley, whilst a gala staging at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket in 2008 starred Paul Spicer and Julie Atherton. The musical has also been adapted into a movie starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan.
Fra Fee's credits include playing Marius in Les Miserables (West End) and A Man of No Importance (Salisbury Playhouse) as well as the title role in Candide (Menier Chocolate Factory). He played Courfeyrac in Tom Hooper's film adaption of Les Miserables and is currently starring as Romeo in Romeo & Juliet at the Gate Theatre in Dublin.
Laura Tebbutt recently appeared in the West End run of Forbidden Broadway at the Vaudeville Theatre. Previously she understudied Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (West End) and Fantine in Les Miserables (25th Anniversary International Tour).
The Last Five Years will be directed by Stephen Whitson with musical direction by Mark McGrath and design by Conleth White.